POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

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  • Warsaw: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews Ticket

    1. Warsaw: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews Ticket

    Learn about the centuries of Jewish history in Poland, from when the first communites settled in the country, right up until the present day. Explore 8 different galleries that will educate in an interactive way through visual and audio materials, as well as artifacts and paintings. Discover more about the most significant moments of Jewish history in the country. This includes the birth of the communities, the role of individual Jewish figures throughout Polish society, and how the Holocaust drastically impacted the Jews of Poland. See also how is their culture being revived after the Second World War.

    Very nice and informative museum. We spent over 2 hours and enjoyed thoroughly... really good to know Jews history with respect to Poland.

  • Warsaw: Wilhelm Sasnal Exhibition at the POLIN Museum

    2. Warsaw: Wilhelm Sasnal Exhibition at the POLIN Museum

    Even though Wilhelm Sasnal’s artworks have received wide international acclaim, they are rarely exhibited in Poland. The exhibition at POLIN Museum will be the first individual presentation of the artist’s oeuvre at a Polish museum and will include works completed over the course of the past two decades. Some of approximately sixty artworks will be presented for the first time and produced especially for the exhibition at POLIN Museum. Sasnal’s works are included in the most renowned collections in the world, among them: Museum of Modern Art and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Tate Modern in London, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. His art deals with everyday life and with social processes; it tells the story of growing up at a time of political transformation from socialism to a new brave world of capitalism, of the politics of commemoration, and of settling accounts with t...

    Beautiful building and a fantastic exhibition of one of Poland’s most important contemporary artists!

  • Warsaw Uprising Museum and POLIN Museum Tour

    3. Warsaw Uprising Museum and POLIN Museum Tour

    This small-group tour is dedicated to those who want to discover Warsaw in the intimacy of a small group. It means that you can share transport and attractions while touring with others, using a vehicle with a maximum of 8 passengers. With its magnificent historical tenements, state-of-the-art sewage system, rapid growth, style and courtesy, this beautiful city used to be called "The Pearl of the North”. This marvelous city was demolished almost to the last building and the last brick. A generation of people who were not even 20, the future of the country, perished. The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews documents the centuries-old history of Jews in Poland. Multimedia exhibitions await visitors, showing how Poles and Jews lived together for many hundreds of years, and how both cultures merged together. In the conventional space, you can get acquainted with family and neighborl...

    A charming and enthusiastic guide, Maria, who gave us a great insight into some of the secrets of Warsaw. We really enjoyed the two museums and learnt a lot! Thank you.

  • POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews Tour

    4. POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews Tour

    POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews documents the centuries-old history of Jews in Poland. Multimedia exhibitions await, showing you how Poles and Jews lived together for hundreds of years and how both cultures merged together.  The tour of the museum includes the Core Exhibition, which is a journey through 1,000 years of the history of Polish Jews from the Middle Ages to today. The exhibition is made up of eight galleries, spread over 4,000 square meters, presenting the heritage and culture of Polish Jews, which still remains a source of inspiration for Poland and for the world.  The galleries portray successive phases of history, beginning with legends of arrival, the beginnings of Jewish settlement in Poland, and the development of Jewish culture. The museum shows the social, religious, and political diversity of Polish Jews, highlighting dramatic events from the past and con...

  • Warsaw: 3-Hour Morning Historical Sites Bus and Walking Tour

    5. Warsaw: 3-Hour Morning Historical Sites Bus and Walking Tour

    Take a 3-hour comprehensive tour of the main highlights of Warsaw on a comfortable air-conditioned bus with a group of 15 participants at most. Learn about the somber and troubled history of the city by visiting some of the remaining sites and monuments to the uprisings and tragedies that took place in Warsaw during WWII. Your knowledgeable guide will also point out some iconic architectural wonders along the way.   Start your trip in the Royal Garden Lazienki, full of monuments that survived the war. The next stop will be the Monument to Warsaw Ghetto Heroes, which commemorates the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising during WWII. Continue on to Umschlagplatz, one of the most heartbreaking places in Warsaw: on this square, Nazis loaded Jewish people into carriages and transported them to Treblinka concentration camp.   Visit Warsaw’s Old Town, where the Royal Castle is located—destroyed during the ...

    Fantastic tour! Very rich in Poland history, just what I needed. The driver was so nice. My tour guide Olav(I’m not sure how to spell his name) was very knowledgeable and patience with all of our questions. I love how passionate he was talking about Polish history. He also pointed out some great restaurants about certain food in the old town which I went back to have- the Polish sweet dumplings. They were delicious!!! I have a complete different view about Poland after my visit to Poland and May I tell you how much I love Poland?!

  • Warsaw: Lazienki Park & Museum of the History of Polish Jews

    6. Warsaw: Lazienki Park & Museum of the History of Polish Jews

    Discover two gems of Warsaw on a group tour. After pickup from your hotel, travel to Lazienki Park. The park covers an area of almost 80 hectares and is home to many historical buildings, some dating back as far as the 18th century. Stroll through the grounds like a local and see the Palace on the Island, the Orangery, the statue of Frederic Chopin, the Amphitheater and its renowned paths and alleys. Continue to the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, to explore the centuries-old history of Jews in Poland. Multimedia exhibitions will explain the story of how Poles and Jews lived together for hundreds of years and how both cultures merged. The exhibition is made up of eight galleries that present the successive phases of Jewish history, from Jewish settlement in Poland, to the harrowing events of the Holocaust, concluding with contemporary times.

  • Warsaw: 4-Hour Old Town, Royal Castle, & POLIN Museum Tour

    7. Warsaw: 4-Hour Old Town, Royal Castle, & POLIN Museum Tour

    On an intimate 4-hour guided tour of Warsaw’s stunning Old Town, wander through the city square, surrounded by traditional tenements and a beautiful sculpture of the symbol of the city, Siren. Learn about the fascinating history of Warsaw as you pass the Warsaw Barbican and the defensive walls in the Old Town.  Walk down the series of streets once trekked by kings, referred to as the Royal Route. The former communication route of the city, this wide boulevard connects two former royal residences and now brims with cafes, restaurants, and historical attractions. Discover the Castle Square with the famous Sigismund’s Column, and take a guided tour of the magnificent Royal Castle.   The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews documents the centuries-old history of Jews in Poland. Replete with 4,000 square meters of space, multimedia exhibitions, and eight galleries, discover the succes...

  • Warsaw: Guided Wilanow Palace and POLIN Tour

    8. Warsaw: Guided Wilanow Palace and POLIN Tour

    This small-group tour is dedicated to customers who want to discover Warsaw in small groups. It means that you can share transport and attractions while touring with others, using vehicles with a maximum of 8 passengers. Your tour will begin with the Wilanow Royal Palace. Less than 10 kilometers from the center of Warsaw, there is the magnificent Royal Palace of King Jan III Sobieski. The origins of the palace date back to 1677, although in time it became a magnificent villa surrounded by phantasmal gardens because subsequent owners expanded the building. Today, the palace is a work of art, with fantastic gardens and sculptures, as well as magnificent buildings and monuments. The residence has kept traces of former residents, their interests and customs, as well as a collection of artworks that they gathered here. The museum is a place of remembrance about events that are part of the ...

  • Warsaw: 3-Hour Car Tour of Jewish Warsaw

    9. Warsaw: 3-Hour Car Tour of Jewish Warsaw

    It is impossible to understand Warsaw without looking at the history of Warsaw's Jews. Before WWII, Warsaw Jews made up 30% of Warsaw’s population. Great names that lived there include Literature Nobel Prize winner Isaac Bashevis Singer, the paediatrician and children’s author Janusz Korczak, the founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studio Samuel Goldwyn, and the great composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, the main hero of the "The Pianist" by Roman Polanski. After WWII, Jewish Warsaw ceased to exist, but you can still find remnants of the history of two nations in one country.  This 3-hour tour of Jewish Warsaw takes you to places where you can still admire the climate of pre-war multi-cultural Warsaw. You will visit the only synagogue which survived WWII and the Jewish cemetery where famous rabbis, Tzadiks, and Jewish families are buried. You will discover what the words menorah, Torah, Aron Ko...

    The tour was very well organized. Everything was in time, in comfortable and clean car. We discussed all my interests in Warsaw with the guide and followed the plan.

  • Warsaw: Skip-the-Line POLIN Museum Private Guided Tour

    10. Warsaw: Skip-the-Line POLIN Museum Private Guided Tour

    Tour the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews with skip-the-line entrance on a private guided tour and get a review of the over 1000 years-long history of Polish Jews. Learn from your guide about former nationalistic prejudices, how Nazi German soldiers were fought, and about the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto. On this tour, you will also have a chance to get familiar with present-day Jewish culture in Poland. During the extended 4-hour option, the tour continues with a stroll through the streets of where the Jewish community lived before World War II. Hear the sad story of when the ghetto walls were raised and about life for over 400 thousand Jews that lived in the 4-kilometer square area.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 79 reviews

Fantastic tour! Very rich in Poland history, just what I needed. The driver was so nice. My tour guide Olav(I’m not sure how to spell his name) was very knowledgeable and patience with all of our questions. I love how passionate he was talking about Polish history. He also pointed out some great restaurants about certain food in the old town which I went back to have- the Polish sweet dumplings. They were delicious!!! I have a complete different view about Poland after my visit to Poland and May I tell you how much I love Poland?!

I really liked the tour, was really interesting and full of information! Our guide Olaf was amazing, gave us lot of details and curiosity, he is passionated about what he does and you can feel it! Thanks!

Very nice and informative museum. We spent over 2 hours and enjoyed thoroughly... really good to know Jews history with respect to Poland.

Highly professional guide, it was fun to listen and talk to him. Comfortable bus. He was very willing to do special requests.

Beautiful building and a fantastic exhibition of one of Poland’s most important contemporary artists!