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POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews (Polish: Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich) is a museum on the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto. The Hebrew word Polin in the museum's English name means either "Poland" or "rest here" and relates to a legend about the arrival of the first Jews to Poland.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
In my opinion - one of the greatest museums in Warsaw. Very interactive, modern and targeted to many different tastes of visitors. Both fun and educational value. Above all, pretty and very well-funded. Fully recommend!
I don’t say this lightly, but this is without a shadow of a doubt one of the best museums I have ever been. Aside from its evident historical importance at this point in time, it is world class in how it is done (ranging from its technology, clearly well edited text, sound, the images selected). Highly recommend it to anyone interested in either history of just good museums. I plan to visit t again whenever I return to Warsaw.
Interesting museum with a massive quantity of information, but maybe too much. The architecture is amazing. Lacks artifacts and more tangible stuff. You need several hours to walk through the entire exhibition, but if you want to read all the stuff and experience all the multimedia, you would need be there for the whole day. Maybe too long for the casual visitor.
An excellent museum, which is totally modern and interactive. There's a lot of information, but the audio guide you can get makes it easy to digest. You can read much more if you have time and/or are interested in the topic. The local cafe should not be missed, either. A really nice place overall.
The best museum to visit if you are interested in history of Jews and their connection with Poland. Incredibly big and well-developed place that brings you back to every single step of jewish activity on the the territories of Polish Commonwealth.
Nice architecture. The exhibition is well made as far as the visual presentation is concerned. But there's just too much information that is presented without context and without prioritization. Most of the presented texts are just random quotes. I feel like I didn't learn anything new.
Very large museum. You will probably spend a couple of hours in here. It is a very new and modern museum. There is so much information! Definately worth visiting!
Wonderful music. They really have put big effort to it and the results are amazing. A special museum that can really put you into someone's shoes. Every Thursday the entrance is free. The staff was very polite and eager to help! There was stunning effects and so many information!
A fantastic attraction. The museum itself is an interesting architectural endeavour, but the contents are an interesting history of the polish Jewish community. I went in knowing little of subject matter other than the obvious 20th century events, I came out well informed about both the history of Poland and the Jewish community therein. Exhibitions are interactive and visual, the story telling while depressing at some points covers an often difficult subject matter well. Information is covered from the medieval period forward. There is an admission fee but I found it very reasonable and for students the museum is virtually free.
Planned to spend an hour or two, because I don't like museums that much. Spent five hours there and didn't lose interest for a minute. Definitely take and use the audio guide!
Massive museum that is almost too big to visit in half a day without feel exhausted in the end. It is high tech with audio guides and interactive exhibits, and traces back from the very beginning of Jewish history to more recent times. Would definitely recommend if you are spending a few days in Warsaw.
A lot of work and money has been put into this exhibition! Very polished and well presented. The audio guide narrates the story well. Lots of interactive show cases and digital media is well used. Only down side is the lack of physical historical object. If you visit don’t forget to check out the buildings architecture as the central hall inside is stunning
A nice place with lots of history. Cried a couple of times when I read what people had gone through at the hands of man. Indeed never again should this happen. The building itself is beautiful. Watch out as there are some days the place is closed. Yet you would find some good and rich resources outside to make your visit worthwhile.
A truly humbling experience. Block out a whole afternoon if you want to experience it all. For a small price you get to learn about the history of the Jews from medieval to the 21st century. It gives more than just a view of the holocaust but also the entire Jewish history. With everything in English and polish it’s very easy to walk around and understand. If you want to know more about the past of an amazing group of people then this is a definite spot to go to on your travels.
Very worth a visit! The presentation is excellent, information very interesting and thorough. Balanced combination of art pieces, historical artifacts, texts, documents in well-laid rooms. Take minimum 2 hours for a visit and you won't regret. The architectural design of the whole building was on point... as was the bistro.
A definite if you're going to be in Warsaw regardless of your religious air cultural views. Very informative and puts perspective in a lot of things. Plan to take a bit of time if you want to read all the things but you don't have to read and listen to every single things to take something valuable from the experience. 2/3 hours should be good.
Really recommend visiting, even those who are not quite aware of the Jewish history and not quite interested in it are going to be impressed. The building itself is very good. I especially liked how intuitive and well-arranged all the exhibition is. English translation of the showpieces' description is perfect. Staff is helpful and friendly. We were lucky to be there on a day of free entrance.
One of the best museums I have encountered anywhere in the world. The amount of information is almost overwhelming and is presented in an appealing and often interactive manner. I spent almost four hours going through it and still had to rush through some parts. A definite don't miss if you are visiting Warsaw.