Polin – Museum of the history of the Polish Jews in Warsaw

Price EUR 10 Muranow (Jewish Ghetto 40-43)
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Polin – Museum of the history of the Polish Jews in Warsaw

EUR 10 per person

museum-polin-warsawThe Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN was awarded the title of the best museum in Europe in 2016. It truly deserves this accolade. Take some time to visit it when you can.

Short description of the exhibition

T he Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN in Warsaw is a renowned institution dedicated to preserving and presenting the rich history and heritage of Polish Jews. Situated in the heart of Warsaw, in the historic Jewish district of Muranów.

The Permanent Exhibition

The core exhibition at the POLIN Museum offers a comprehensive and compelling journey through a thousand years of Jewish history in Poland. It encompasses various aspects of Jewish life, culture, and contributions to Polish society, presenting both the triumphs and challenges of the community over the centuries.

A highlight of the museum is its innovative and interactive approach to history education. Visitors are engaged through multimedia displays, interactive exhibits, and immersive installations, providing a dynamic and captivating experience. The exhibition aims to promote understanding and dialogue about the shared history of Poland and Jews, emphasizing the diversity and complexity of their interactions over the centuries.

The Museum Building

The architecture of the museum itself is remarkable, designed by Finnish architect Rainer Mahlamäki and his Polish partner Ilmari Lahdelma. The unique, undulating glass facade of the building is symbolic and represents the splitting of the Red Sea in the biblical story of the Exodus.

The POLIN Museum serves not only as a repository for historical artifacts and information but also as a cultural and educational center. It hosts events, lectures, and temporary exhibitions exploring various aspects of Jewish history, culture, and contemporary issues.

One of the Best

The POLIN Museum is currently the only museum in Poland to have earned the title of the Best Museum in Europe. Therefore, it is not surprising that the museum is included in our list of the best museums in Warsaw.

Topic of the exhibition
History of the Polish Jews
Space and time
10th century up to the present
In the touristic area?
Yes | Muranow (former Jewish Ghetto area))
Contact (museum)
+48 22 47 10 301 (landline)
Mordechaja Anielewicza 6, 00-157 Warszawa
How to get?
BUS: Tourist line (Bus) 180 to the stop "Nalewki-Museum."
ON FOOT: It's a 25-minute walk from the Old Town.
BICYCLE: The museum has excellent bicycle path connectivity.
Opening hours
Mon + Wed + Thu + Fri + Sun | 10am - 6pm
Sat | 10am - 8pm
Last entrance
4 pm
In-house museum guides
Duration of visit
4-5 hours
Language of the descriptions
Polish | English
Payment methods
Cash and card payment

Admission prices

45 PLN
35 PLN
Up fro 10 people
30 PLN / pers.
ISIC card (up 26 years)
Yes | 1 PLN
Family ticket (2 + max. 4)
95 PLN
Warsaw Pass

E-ticket on the website of the museum

Website of the museum

The museum is located opposite the Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto, where ends our private walking tour about the Jewish Warsaw. Learn more.

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