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Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, Krakow

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Get an up-close look at the city during the Nazi occupation at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. The permanent exhibit focuses on the period between 1939 and 1945. Located in a former administrative building of Oskar Schindler's enamel factory, the museum narrates the history of a city destroyed and rebuilt over the course of several foreign occupations and two world wars. Explore the main space, which features Schindler's office, preserved just as he left it more than seven decades ago, as well as the "Survivors' Ark," made of enamel pots similar to those the workers crafted during the war. Don't miss the museum's recreated ghetto apartment to get a sense of the wartime experiences of the city's Jewish inhabitants. To visit Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera on your trip to Krakow, use our Krakow tour itinerary builder site.
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  • Schindlers Factory was very informative. Our guide Woicek gave a very detailed insight to Schindler and what he done for the Jews 
    Schindlers Factory was very informative. Our guide Woicek gave a very detailed insight to Schindler and what he done for the Jews  more »
  • Entry was chaotic and the door staff were very rude. We weren’t on a tour and kept getting stuck behind tour groups with no way to get past in the narrow corridors. Many exhibits were a collection of....  more
    Entry was chaotic and the door staff were very rude. We weren’t on a tour and kept getting stuck behind tour groups with no way to get past in the narrow corridors. Many exhibits were a collection of....  more »
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  • One of the most informative and detailed museums I’ve visited. To be honest we hadn’t looked at reviews first so we didn’t know what to expect, but the museum took us on a journey from prewar Krakow through the evil horrors of the holocaust and beyond. This museum is far more about the experience of the Jewish residents of the city than it is about Oskar Schindler. His heroic actions are presented in the context of the changing lives (and sad deaths) of Polish Jews. The overall museum experience is both heart wrenching and inspiring. This, slightly out-of-way museum is a strongly recommended visit. We waited for about 30 min to get in and found that tickets were available despite the website saying otherwise.
  • More of an exhibit about the occupation of Krakow than Oscar Schindler, but that is not a minus. He was an incredible figure who's actions echo down the decades in the shape of generations that would not have otherwise lived. However, he is only part of a much larger story of the invasion and occupation of Poland, a story that is told in intricate (and graphic at points) detail and that is what this extensive museum focuses on. The museum 'route' ends with a portrait of Lenin, the next chapter of Poland but not told here. Booking online would have you believe there are strict time slots. We walked up to the ticket desk at 2pm (no times available until 4pm) immediately presented our tickets to the doorman/concierge and walked straight in. There are multiple group tours on offer, but every exhibit has ample English translation so I debate whether it's worth doing a tour. It is VERY worth sitting through the looped presentation of filmed first hand accounts in the movie theatre. It's only 10-15mins long and these people were actually there. It provides first hand context to the factory and the events unfolding around it. Highly recommended and only a 20 minute walk from the Jewish Quarter.

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