Galicia Jewish Museum
This unusual place, despite its name, is more an art gallery rather than museum. Founded in 2004 by British photographer, Chris Schwarz
This unusual place, despite its name, is more an art gallery rather than museum. Founded in 2004 by British photographer, Chris Schwarz, to this day is functioning as a place of commemoration of Jewish community living in and around Krakow before II World War.
Schwarz was known for his cooperation with the Red Cross and the World Health Organisation. When he came to Poland in 1980 to photograph Solidarność, he also became interested in the subject of traces of the Jewish community in Krakow and its vicinity. He later came back to Poland many times, fascinated with the history of Jewish people in the country.
The result of his passion was the project "Traces of Memory", created together with the British anthropologist Jonathan Webber. With the helps of their friends, in 2004 Schwarz transformed an old building in Kazimierz into a center of knowledge about Jewish history in the country, popularizing knowledge about it, as well as about the Holocaust. After his death in 2007 the museum didn’t stop working; on the contrary, it grew more and more popular. Nowadays it’s one of the most important institutions dedicated to this topic, conducting comprehensive educational and cultural activities.
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The Galicia Jewish Museum is located in the Kazimierz district of Krakow, at 18 Dajwór Street. It is an important place for understanding the history and culture of Jews in Krakow and the former Galicia region.
The Galicia Jewish Museum is open daily. The opening hours are 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Please check the current opening hours on the museum's website before your planned visit, as they may change.
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS (up to 9 people):
Regular: 19 PLN
Student: 14 PLN
Senior: 16 PLN
Children up to 7 years old: free admission
Family ticket: 34 PLN
Guided tours for individual guests in Polish and English:
Standard tour (60-90 minutes): 100 PLN
GROUP TICKETS (10 or more people):
Regular: 16 PLN
Student: 11 PLN
Senior: 13 PLN
Please note that prices may change. It is recommended to check the official website for up-to-date information.
The Galicia Jewish Museum presents the permanent exhibition "Traces of Memory," which showcases the history and heritage of Jews in the former Galicia region. The exhibition is based on photographs by Chris Schwartz. In addition, the museum hosts temporary exhibitions, workshops, film screenings, lectures, and author meetings.
Yes, the Galicia Jewish Museum is adapted for disabled visitors.