Ghetto Eagle Pharmacy Museum Tours

Tadeusz Pankiewicz’s pharmacy in the heart of Podgórze ran quite smoothly until 1941 when the Nazis closed off the surrounding area and created a ghetto for the Jewish community. And although Pankiewicz was offered to move the Aryan side of the city at the time, he chose to stay in the ghetto, where he was able to supply the residents with medication and various pharmaceutical products that were not only used for health reasons but also to help them mislead the Gestapo; for example, many residents used hair dyes to disguise their identity, or even tranquilizers to keep children quiet during raids. The pharmacy itself was often used as a shelter to Jews who escaped deportation to the camps.

The pharmacy is now part of the Krakow Historical Museum and has been restored to its wartime appearance. Multimedia exhibits and various artifacts, as well as numerous testimonials from Holocaust survivors and Poles, inform visitors about the reality of life in the ghetto and the pharmacy’s role in a very intimate, hands-on way.

Practical Info

The Ghetto Eagle Pharmacy Museum is located at Bohaterów Getta 18, just south of Krakow’s historical center. It is open from 10 AM to 2 PM on Mondays, and from 9 AM to 5 PM on every other day of the week. Last entrance is 30 minutes before closing. The museum is closed every second Tuesday of the month. Admission is 10 złoty per adult, 8 złoty per child or 20 złoty per family. Entry is free of charge on Mondays.
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Address: plac Bohaterów Getta 18, Kraków 30-001, Poland
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Hours: Mon 10am-2pm, Tue-Sun 9am-5pm
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Admission: Adult 10 złoty, Child 8 złoty
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Entrance ticket to Apteka pod Orlem - Ghetto Eagle Pharmacy Museum

The Eagle Pharmacy Museum is a site that pays tribute to the heroic work of the pharmacist Tadeusz Pankiewicz, who rescued many Jews during the Holocaust. You’ll avoid long visitor lines at the entrance by having admission tickets included. Explore the museum’s artifacts and multimedia displays at your own pace, and understand an important part of history in Krakow.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$3.48 USD
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Krakow Museums and Transport Official Pass

Make the most out of your time in Krakow with a 2- or 3-day museum and transport pass. Enjoy complimentary access to 40 top museums, including Oskar Schindler’s Factory, the Rynek Underground, Town Hall Tower and more. Tram travel and a 24-hour bus ticket are also included, so you can journey to each attraction with ease. Top off your trip with discounts at select restaurants, shops and other activities, also provided with your pass.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$29.00 USD
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Memory Trail: Schindler's Factory Tickets Package

Learn about the history of Poland’s Jewish heritage by visiting Schindler’s Factory. You’ll save time waiting in long visitor lines by having a pre-booked ticket. Packages vary from tickets-only, to a Memory Trail Schindler’s Factory guided tour. A guided tour which will enrich your experience as you’ll learn important historical information, and can ask your guide questions. If you’ve got plenty of time in Krakow, you can book a ticket package to see Pomorska Street, and Eagle’s Pharmacy too.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$9.28 USD
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Krakow Private Tour of Kazimierz Including Old Jewish Quarter

Delve into Krakow’s Jewish heritage on a private, 3-hour tour of Kazimierz, once the largest Jewish community in Europe. See all seven of the area’s synagogues and the hear tales from Kazimierz’s long history, from its 14th-century founding to its current renaissance as a contemporary center of art and culture. Learn about the expulsion of Jews and the creation of the Jewish ghetto during World War II, and visit several sites used in the filming of ‘Schindler’s List.’
  • Duration: 3 hours
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