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Must-See Museums in Krakow

Must-See Museums in Krakow

Once the capital of Poland, Krakow may be best known for its castle and charming Old Town. But those who want a deeper introduction to Polish history can head to the city’s plethora of interesting, informative museums. Here are a few top picks.

Oskar Schindler's Factory

A former enamel factory, Oskar Schindler's Factory today is home to a permanent exhibition telling the story of the Nazi occupation of Krakow, in addition to a number of rotating temporary exhibitions.

**How to Visit:**Join a small-group walking or Segway tour of Krakow's Jewish quarter, or book a private tour for a more in-depth experience.

Ghetto Eagle Pharmacy Museum

Located within the boundaries of the former Jewish ghetto, the Eagle Pharmacy Museum commemorates both the Holocaust and the memory of pharmacy owner Tadeusz Pankiewicz, who operated his business during the Nazi occupation.

**How to Visit:**Book a one- or two-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour and make this museum one of your stops, or join a tour focusing on Krakow's Jewish district, Kazimierz.

Stained Glass Museum

Visit this century-old stained-glass workshop to watch masters at work and learn the process behind the creation of large-scale stained glass installations.

**How to Visit:**Admission is only possible as part of a tour, offered hourly in English. 

Historical Museum of Krakow

Dedicated to telling the history of Krakow, the Historical Museum is spread across 16 branches and includes Oskar Schindler’s Factory, the Ghetto Eagle Pharmacy Museum, the Town Hall Tower, the Old Synagogue, and the Rynek Underground.

**How to Visit:**Check out a handful of branches by joining a small-group walking or mini-bus tour of the city.

National Museum Krakow

Founded in the late 19th century, the National Museum Krakow, or MNK, is the primary branch of Poland's National Museum and is home to nearly 800,000 pieces of art, including a large collection of Polish works.

**How to Visit:**Make the museum a stop on a one- or two-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour.

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Krakow Old Town Guided Walking Tour
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Krakow Old Town Guided Walking Tour

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Krakow’s UNESCO-listed Old Town is the city’s most atmospheric district and the best way to explore is on foot. This 3-hour walking tour checks off all the highlights, including the Royal Route and the Wawel Castle complex; the medieval St. Mary’s Basilica and 17th-century St Peter and Paul’s Church; and the historic Cloth Hall.
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  • 3 hours
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Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in Krakow

Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in Krakow

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Experience a poignant piece of World War II history on a tour of Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum in Krakow. Explore the exhibitions in the enamel factory where hundreds of Jewish employees were saved from deportation. Follow an expert guide through Schindler’s office, and examine multimedia projections, artifacts and photos while learning the stories of the workers.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Krakow Museums and Transport Official Pass

Krakow Museums and Transport Official Pass

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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.
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  • 2 days
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Oscar Schindler's Factory Private Tour

Oscar Schindler's Factory Private Tour

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Learn about Krakow’s Jewish heritage and World War II history on a 3-hour walking tour of Kazimierz, the city’s Jewish quarter. Pass by top landmarks including Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory, and see where much of the Academy-Award winning movie, Schindler's List, was filmed. As you stroll through the streets, a guide will fill you in on the area’s rich and poignant history, from its 14th-century origins through the Holocaust. Upgrade your ticket to include an additional tour inside Schindler’s factory.
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Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in English

Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in English

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Connect with the lives of Krakow’s Jewish residents on a guided tour of the Oskar Schindler Factory Museum. Step inside the actual factory of the man immortalized in the film ‘Schindler’s List,' where a guide takes you through exhibits that share the struggles of daily life under Nazi occupation and stories of horror and heroism during World War II.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Krakow Private Tour of Kazimierz Including Old Jewish Quarter

Krakow Private Tour of Kazimierz Including Old Jewish Quarter

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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.’
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  • 3 hours
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Auschwitz-Birkenau from Krakow with Certified Guide (Foreign Languages)
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Auschwitz-Birkenau from Krakow with Certified Guide (Foreign Languages)

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Experience a poignant piece of World War II history with this Krakow Super Saver that combines two popular tours at a special value price. First, follow an expert guide on a half-day tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau and explore the former Nazi concentration camp's moving exhibitions and prison blocks. Then, receive free entry to three city museums, including the Oskar Schindler Factory Museum, with a 2-day Jewish History Museum Pass. As you travel from each exhibit, gain a deeper understanding of Krakow’s Jewish heritage and complex history.
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  • 7 hours
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