POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

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POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews (Polish: Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich) is an interactive museum located on the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto. The exhibition is made up of eight galleries, spread over an area of 4000 sq.m., presenting the heritage and culture of Polish Jews. Each exhibit addresses a different era in the long history of the Jewish people in Poland from when they first arrived until today. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a reconstruction of the roof, painted ceiling and celestial canopy of a lost synagogue in Gwoździec (now Ukraine), which shows the signs of the zodiac and messianic animals. All exhibits include English language descriptions but audio guides or tours in English and other languages are also available.

The museum also features a canteen-style kosher restaurant and a child-dedicated space called King Matt’s Family Education Area. The latter is intended for children aged 4-9. At the King Matt’s kids can spend time in a warm, creative atmosphere playing and learning without any time limits. The center is open for free from 3 pm to 6 pm on weekdays (except Tuesdays) and on weekends from 10 am to 6 pm. On weekends, King Matt’s organizes paid workshops and special events.

On Thursday, admission to the core and temporary exhibitions is free of charge.


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      • Access by public transportation
      • Available discounts
      • English available
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    NomadMom

    USA, Washington DC

    9, 9

    Very interesting museum

    Reviewed 25 June 2018

    The museum is very interesting and very well organized. It has many interactive exhibits and areas good for the smaller kids. I was a little concerned about the part of the exhibition regarding holocaust (whether it wouid be suitable for the smaller children) but it was designed in a way that smaller kids could not see any photos where the age restrictions could apply.This is a personal opinion of a KiddieMundo user.

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    - Museum is free of charge on Thursdays. - If your children are a little older I would certainly recommend using audio guides

    Insider tips

    • - Museum is free of charge on Thursdays. - If your children are a little older I would certainly recommend using audio guides

    Practical info

    Mordechaja Anielewicza 6, Warsaw, Poland
    00-157 Warsaw, Poland
    +48 22 471 03 01

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