Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow

(3.9/5 based on 380+ 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
  • Well worth going to. It is a museum of photographs and there is a nice café there also and a bookshop  more »
  • Being on Kazimierz I can't imagine skip this place! I recommend to anyone who wants to get a little familiar with Jewish culture. Before that I was about 3 years ago and i can see how much has changed then and now (plus of course)
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  • Exhibition was very informative. There are a variety of books to purchase in many languages. Small coffee shop with cakes and snacks too  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.