Oskar Schindler's Factory, Krakow

4.2
#1 of 60 in Museums in Krakow
Get an up-close look at the city during the Nazi occupation at Oskar Schindler's Factory. The permanent exhibit focuses on the period between 1939 and 1945. Located in a former administrative building of Oskar Schindler's enamel factory, the museum narrates the history of a city destroyed and rebuilt over the course of several foreign occupations and two world wars. Explore the main space, which features Schindler's office, preserved just as he left it more than seven decades ago, as well as the "Survivors' Ark," made of enamel pots similar to those the workers crafted during the war. Don't miss the museum's recreated ghetto apartment to get a sense of the wartime experiences of the city's Jewish inhabitants. To visit Oskar Schindler's Factory on your trip to Krakow, use our Krakow tour itinerary builder site .
Create an itinerary including Oskar Schindler's Factory
map
Oskar Schindler's Factory Tours
View more tours
Oskar Schindler's Factory Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
13,256 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Was looking forward to this tour which we paid for but unfortunately there were 27 in our group as in places it is narrow so you could not hear the guide Also half way through the tour others who had ...  more »
  • We visited this factory, although now the factory no longer exists but is a museum that tells the story of this city with all its incidents and atrocities, we booked the only Italian help for our group of 12 people. The guide was prepared is very apt and courteous. Visiting this place should definitely not miss if you visit Krakow
    View original
  • The exhibition gives a very good impression of anything in World War II.
    View original
Google
  • A must see, but make sure you buy a ticket in advance to skip the queue. We did fortunately as we had read other reviews. We arrived when the museum opened and there were around 20 in front. When we left, the queue was snaking down the street. Rightly so. This museum follows the plight of the Jewish people in Krakow and the timeline from carefree days before the Nazi invasion to life as it progressed through the occupation of Krakow. It is less to do with Oskar Schindler's life and heroic rescue of his workers from certain death. It is a sobering and well presented exhibition of pictures, artifacts and thoughts of so many innocents. Unfortunately, there is never enough time to read them all and take them in before a tour guide brings the next school party of bored kids past. As I say, it has to be done.
  • Amazing museum if you like history. There is a movie called "The Schindler's List" which is recommended to watch before visiting (or even if you won't visit the museum, it's a great movie!) in order to properly understand what happened there. Mondays free.
  • I am sure it is good on the inside, however we arrived around 10:15 on a Monday, it opens on 10:00 and it had a really long que. We decided to wait anyway. It was windy and cold, not the most comfortable situation. After thirty minutes of waiting a woman came out to let us know that the tickets are sold out and to come back tomorrow early in the morning!! (At least she also said that in English) Well on the site it says that admission is limited but does not say anything about it being sold out from 10:30. At least inform everyone to book and plan their visit in advance through the site.
  • This is a must see museum. It covers the history from prior to the occupation by Nazi Germany through to its liberation. There is one room that is dedicated to Shindler and his efforts. The use of signs, displays and videos do an excellent job of giving you varying opportunities to see/learn the history. The visuals given you an incredible visual experience. They also incorporate a "touch/tactile" experience by changing what the flooring is that you walk on. This amplifies your emotional reaction to all that you see as you experience this museum. It is a very emotional experience - as it absolutely should be. I definitely spent a lot of time shaking my head wondering how anyone could think themselves so superior under anyone else. I could have taken photos but choose not to out of respect.
  • Very interesting museum for those who want to know more about Schindler's factory and also Krakow in 1939-45 years. There is 35 minutes documentary movie about factory with English subtitles - must watch. If you have time it's better not to take guide and go through all places by your own and explore the history through the screens, annotations under the illustrations and documentary videos of people. There is always a sign of direction which you need to follow,, so it's not difficult. Entry to the museum costs around 25 zloty and it's definitely worth it!
Places to stay near Oskar Schindler's Factory

Plan your trip to Krakow

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Oskar Schindler's Factory by other users

9 days in Poland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Poland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Poland BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA July, kids, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Poland BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Poland BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Poland BY A USER FROM UKRAINE July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Krakow BY A USER FROM HONG KONG August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Krakow BY A USER FROM MALTA August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Poland BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA September, kids, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Poland BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 49 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans