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POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

ul. Mordechaja Anielewicza 6, Warsaw 00-157, Poland
+48 22 471 03 01
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The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is the first and only museum dedicated to restoring the memory of the civilization created by Polish Jews in the course of a millennium.Museum's building faces the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw. The Museum completes the memorial complex. At the monument, we honor those who perished by remembering how they died. At the museum, we honor them, and those who came before and after, by remembering how they lived. As a museum of life, POLIN Museum engages with the present and opens out to the future. As an educational and cultural institution, the museum is dedicated to stimulating dialogue in the spirit of mutual understanding and respect. Museum's core exhibition is a journey through the 1000-year history of Polish Jews. Enter this theater of history where the story unfolds in acts and scenes as you walk. Immerse yourself in the story. Encounter those who lived in each period - their words are quoted throughout the exhibition. Enter the scene - a salon, tavern, home, church, synagogue, or schoolroom. There are surprises in drawers you can open, screens and objects you can touch, and much that you can see - artifacts, photographs, documents, and films. Each visit to the museum will be different. There will always be something new to inspire you!
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
ul. Mordechaja Anielewicza 6, Warsaw 00-157, Poland
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+48 22 471 03 01
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you coming to Warsaw even for 3 day, you must visit this place. Take 3 hour and go. The guide tour is easy, the gave you a device that every room you press the number and you get explain about what you see. After...More

Thank Roei G
Reviewed 2 days ago

It takes a lot of skill to present such massive documentation, covering a millennium of history, in a format that keeps the visitor engaged for hours. They did it! The displays are varied, imaginative, and often gripping. Jews have suffered greatly from discrimination and violence...More

Thank Reslysten54
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum was wonderful and could easily be interesting for people of all walks of life. It is interactive and highly informative, but you can go at your own pace and so will not feel overwhelmed. I appreciated that it went from the beginning of...More

Thank FranzKafk4
Reviewed 2 days ago

Modern dinamic museum full of interesting exhibits and memories. Well deserved title of European museum of the year 2016.

Thank malinmalineanu
Reviewed 2 days ago

The best museum I have ever been to: innovative, interactive, simply fascinating. definitely worth a visit. Besides, the building itself is a beautiful example of modern architecture.

Thank Abou S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum has been set up very well, with lots of space, interactive exhibits and a very good historical depiction of Jewish people in Poland. Well worth a visit.

Thank John W
Reviewed 1 week ago

.This relatively new museum tells the story of a 1000 years of Jewish life in Poland. It is done in a wonderful, intriguing way, that appels both to kids and adults. Dedicate between 3-4 hours, at least.

1  Thank zohars777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum and great building in terms of architecture and design. To see it all you'll need at least 4 hours- which for us was a bit too long so we have skipped some of the descriptions and expositions towards the end.

1  Thank rafollo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can zip in and out as part of a tour, but the best way to experience this museum is to give yourself at least 1/2 day--or better spread your visit over several days if you want to dig deep into history and take advantage...More

2  Thank jbrown859
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum covers the history of the Jewish people in Europe. It shows how Poland became a refuge during the Middle Ages and then a graveyard during World War II.

Thank jackl52
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Estelle S
I am searching for information about my Mother's family who lived in Brest Litovsk (Brest nad bugiem) from about 1870 onwards but could be earlier as all the information I have is very vague. I will be visiting Poland in September and would like to be able to try and trace some family members via computer or any other way to find some information.
6 June 2017|
Response from Pazit N |
you can use Yadvashem web sit .
Estelle S
Are there computers where one could search for family who lived in Poland in about 1870 onwards
6 June 2017|
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Response from bidibodi | Reviewed this property |
They do not have such a feature but you could probably find some informations asking to shoreshim organisation
Is the museon open on the 1/5/2017? what are the oppening hours? Thanks
14 April 2017|
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Response from abbennett | Reviewed this property |
They should be open at 10:00 o'clock that Monday.