1000-year-history of Polish Jews – visit the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews opened its doors to the public in April 2013.  For over a year it functioned as a cultural and educational center with a rich cultural program, including temporary exhibitions, films, debates, workshops, performances, concerts, lectures and much more. On October 28, 2014 the Core Exhibition, presenting the thousand-year history of Polish Jews was officially opened.

The Museum stands in what was once the heart of Jewish Warsaw – an area which the Nazis turned into the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. This significant location, coupled with the Museum’s proximity to the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, demanded extreme thoughtfulness on the part of the building’s designers, who carefully crafted a structure that has become a symbol of the new face of Warsaw.

The Core Exhibition is a journey through 1000 years of the history of Polish Jews – from the Middle Ages until today. Visitors will find answers to questions such as: how did Jews come to Poland? How did Poland become the center of the Jewish Diaspora and the home of the largest Jewish community in the world? How did it cease to be one, and how is Jewish life being revived?


The exhibition is made up of eight galleries, spread over an area of 4000 sq.m., 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. They show the social, religious and political diversity of Polish Jews, highlighting dramatic events from the past, the Holocaust, and concluding with contemporary times.

Core Exhibition Galleries:
1. The Forest
2. First Encounters (960-1500)
3. Paradisus Iudaeorum (1569-1648)
4. Into the Country – the Town (1648-1772)
5. Encounters with Modernity (1772-1914)
6. On the Jewish Street (1918-1939)
7. Holocaust (1939-1945)
8. Postwar years (1945 to the present)


More about the Museum (post of April 2012) > click here
Museum opening hours > click here
Tour Duration – 3-6 hours (including driving time)
The guided tour through the thousand-year history of Polish Jews may take 3-4 hours or longer, the minimum needed time is 2 hours plus the time of getting there and back to your hotel
Remarks: Please note – the Museum is closed on Tuesdays, for groups larger than 10 pax museum entrance booking confirmation needed
Group size: 1-4 pax
For larger groups demanding transfers extra transportation (mini-van, bus) cost will be added – please contact for details.
meeting place and time:  according to your wish
Transportation Method: car transfer to / from museum for up to 4 pax included
1-4 hours: 140 Euro per tour
each additional hour – 35 Euro
Price includes: guiding service, tax, car transportation for up to 4 pax, parking fees
Additional costs:
Entrance fees:  25 PLN (ca 6 Euro/pax), free admission on Thursday
Please note:  services are priced PER TOUR, not PER PERSON
To book a tour please e-mail me at:  warsaw-guide@o2.pl giving the date and time, tour duration and any other details you may consider important. You are also welcomed to share your specific preferences / special interest for the special itinerary could be tailored for you.
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