Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow
(3.9/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
Visit Galicia Jewish Museum, a small but modern museum in a culturally rich Jewish quarter, Kazimierz. The exhibits attempt to showcase the vibrant life that the neighborhood was once known for. It was founded in 2004 by photojournalist Chris Schwarz to celebrate the Galicia Jewish population that was decimated in World War II. The central exhibit features a series of photographs called "Traces of Memory" that share the history of the Galicia Jews over 800 years. Three different temporary exhibits rotate through the attraction year-round. The open space, resembling a factory, is popular for events, concerts, film screenings, and lectures. Visit the attraction's website for a current schedule. Both the founder of the museum and the scholar who helped him are British, so all the information is available in English. Make Galicia Jewish Museum part of your personalized Krakow itinerary using our Krakow travel itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • We visited this amazing museum after experiencing Auschwitz. This museum helped complete a journey through a history of stories and events the world should never forget. Beautiful and very moving. For...  more »
  • Spotted this museum while walking around the Jewish quarter and called in .It's interesting to walk around the collection of photographs and realise just what this community endured at that time of oc...  more »
  • I had not heard about this particular museum (or the Kazimierz area in general) before a recent visit to Krakow. The guidebook had it as a top recommendation and it did not disappoint. The Galicia Jew...  more »
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  • Excellent expositions evoking the wider context of Jews in the region, especially in the countryside, least likely to be visited.
  • Highly interesting
  • Simply stunning
  • A nice museum for Jewish history
  • An amazing experience.