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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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ul. Mordechaja Anielewicza 6, Warsaw 00-157, Poland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not only if you are jewish but to all man ko d , to see , not to believe and in order that this will never happen again to any minority . Go dedicate up to 2 hours and guys take the audio guide it...More

Thank Ofir Z
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was lucky enough to visit POLIN on the 75th anniversary of the ghetto uprising. April 19th 1943. Very moving! There were several speakers at the memorial and plenty of daffodils. Why daffodils? Mark Edelman, the last commander of the Jewish Combat organization, used to...More

Thank Deb D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum explained why the Jewish population of Warsaw became so large and then the horrible consequences when the Nazi's took power and brought the devastation to the Jewish community. I learned a ton! Get the audio-tour, but keep in mind that there are 60...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are a history lover, you need a lot of time for this museum. We would have benefited from paying more attention to the overall layout and timelines of the entire museum, as we spent far too long in the initial stages - finding...More

Thank Lynn A
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a very honorable museum. It describe the history of the jews in poland in the last 700 years. Very interesting and well illustrated. The design is very special. Its important to explain that this museum is not only about the holocoast time. Very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth visiting the only one of that kind in Europe. History of a nation which suffered so much. Good way of showing daily life and achievements .

Thank Michal P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Warsaw has some amazing museums and this is at the top of the list. It is fairly new, well laid out and organized. I highly recommend using the audio guide and taking your time. You can spend anywhere from two hours to all day here....More

Thank heyyahhey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well organised chronologically and lots of information about the life of the Jews in Poland during the last 1000 years. It is advisable to take the hand held audio guide. There is lots to read so the guide will summarise, but still allow about 3...More

Thank Gary T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this musuem on my own, and the first thing you notice is the really beautiful design of the building! Both on the exterior and interior. I spent around 2 hours here, with an audio device - really informative and it takes you on...More

Thank Anas Q
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating history of Polish Jews..... rarely not persecuted in the world..some haven in Poland in the 1500-1700 period...enlightened monarchs. Obviously a big piece about 20th century but balanced with wider history which I found very interesting, and also the different forms of Judaism

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Estelle S
February 22, 2018|
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Response from Simon G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I can't recall as here is so much there but the level of detail is such that I suspect it is. Suggest you contact thge museum to ask. Good luck
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September 15, 2017|
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as far as I know.. yes
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Response from Wayne H | Reviewed this property |
No we just walked around soaking it all in and reading the notes at each exhibit. The water fountain display at night in the multi media park is good in Warsaw. Rising museum is a must, Central Park. There is so much history... More
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