Museum of the History of Polish Jews

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Country: Poland Region:
mazowieckie
Town:
Warsaw
Category:

building

education

museum

Recommended for children from the following age groups:
  • 3-7
  • 7-12
  • 12-16

Museum of the History of Polish Jews is located in Warsaw's Muranow district. The entrance to the building is located in front of the Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto. Just behind the security gates is the lobby, from where you're starting further exploration.

For now, you can watch mostly the fantastic building, designed by Finnish architects Rainer Mahlamäki and Ilmari Landelmy. Children enjoy the undulating walls, large windows and interesting design of the galleries. Also impressive is the copy of the reconstructed wooden synagogue in Gwoździec, built with old methods without the use of nails.

The museum hosts classes and workshops for adults and children. In the early days of the operation of the museum while walking with the family children can find out who designed the building, how the museum's logo has been created, why the museum walls are crooked, and listen to the legends about the origins of Jews in Poland. The guides in the museum show how big an elevator for transporting exhibits is, and present how the vault of the synagogue in Gwoździec looked like.

In the future, in the basement of the museum the Main Exhibition of the Museum of History of Polish Jews will be created. On an area of ​​over 4,000 m² you will be able to see the thousand-year history of the Jewish people in Poland.

Interactive exhibition will be laid out in eight categories: Forest, First Encounters (Middle Ages), Paradisus Iudaeorum (XV-XVI century), the Town (XVII-XVIII centuries), Challenges of Modernity (nineteenth century), the Second Republic, the Holocaust, Postwar and Heritage.


The museum houses an information center, where at the workstations you can learn more about the history and culture of Polish Jews. There is as well souvenir shop and a snack bar where you can enjoy a coffee or a warm meal.

Museum of the History of Polish Jews

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Adress:

ul. Anielewicza 6, 00-157 Warszawa

Gallery:
Opening days and hours:

museum is open Monday to Sunday from 10:00-18:00, closed on Tuesdays

Tickets adults:
9 PLN
Tickets children:
5 PLN
Pass:

n/a

Phone:

+48 22 471 03 00

Source:

sunnycompany.com; www.jewishmuseum.org.pl

Updated on

Monday, 22 April 2013

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