The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is the first and only museum dedicated to restoring the memory of the civilization created by Polish Jews in the course of a millennium.
Museum’s building faces the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw. The Museum completes the memorial complex. At the monument, we honor those who perished by remembering how they died. At the museum, we honor them, and those who came before and after, by remembering how they lived. As a museum of life, POLIN Museum engages with the present and opens out to the future. As an educational and cultural institution, the museum is dedicated to stimulating dialogue in the spirit of mutual understanding and respect.
Museum’s core exhibition is a journey through the 1000-year history of Polish Jews. Enter this theater of history where the story unfolds in acts and scenes as you walk. Immerse yourself in the story. Encounter those who lived in each period – their words are quoted throughout the exhibition. Enter the scene – a salon, tavern, home, church, synagogue, or schoolroom. There are surprises in drawers you can open, screens and objects you can touch, and much that you can see – artifacts, photographs, documents, and films.
Visit our website, www.polin.pl, where you will to find a full program of temporary and traveling exhibitions, music, theater, and film programs, lectures and panel discussions, and workshops and special activities for visitors of all ages. Each visit to the museum will be different. There will always be something new to inspire you!