Joint Ticket to Jewish History

Are you interested in Jewish history? Would you like to get acquainted with the history of Jewish Warsaw? Use the joint ticket, which will allow you to visit several remarkable places at a promotional price.

Tour two exhibitions, a historic synagogue and a Jewish cemetery. The joint ticket is offered thanks to the initiative of POLIN Museum, the Jewish Historical Institute, and the Jewish Religious Community. Visitors will be able to tour all of the aforementioned sites with a 15% discount.

Ticket price: 40 PLN, concessions: 25 PLN.
To be purchased at the museum and online: bilety.polin.pl.

Ticket entitles you to visit the following sites:

1000-Year History of Polish Jews core exhibition, POLIN Museum, 6 Anielewicza Street
 

When and where from did the first Jews arrive in Poland? How did Poland become a home of the largest Jewish community in the world? How did it cease to be just that and how is the Jewish life being revived today? The narrative exhibition at POLIN Museum will take you on a journey to the past using historic objects, polychromies, models, multimedia, and written text. Among other things, you will see a thirteenth-century coin minted in Poland, books printed 400 years ago by Jewish printers, a breathtaking replica of a wooden synagogue roof, and a unique multimedia street in interwar Poland.

  • For more information go to: www.polin.pl 
  • Opening hours: Mondays, Fridays 10 AM – 6 PM, Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays 10 AM – 8 PM.
  • Ticket is valid for a visit at the museum at a time specified on purchase.

Exhibitions, Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute, 3/5 Tłomackie St.
 

Since 1947, the Jewish Historical Institute has been one of the leading institutions engaged in researching the history of Jews in Poland and East-Central Europe. The permanent exhibition titled What We Were Unable to Shout Out to the World as well as temporary exhibitions devoted to Jewish subjects are available for viewing at the Institute.

  • For more information go to: www.jhi.pl
  • Touring the exhibitions: Mondays-Fridays and Sundays 10 AM – 6 PM.
  • Ticket is valid until the end of 2018.

Rifka and Zalman Nożyk Historic Synagogue, 6 Twarda Street
 

The Nożyk Synagogue was erected in the years 1898-1902. It was designed in Neo-Roman style with elements of Byzantine and Moorish ornamentation. The building can house up to 350 people. It survived the Second World War as one of the two of 400 Warsaw synagogues and prayer houses.

  • For more information go to: warszawa.jewish.org.pl
  • Opening hours: Mondays-Thursdays 9 AM – 8 PM, Fridays – until dusk, Sundays 11 AM – 7 PM.
  • Ticket is valid until the end of 2018.

Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw, 49/51 Okopowa Street
 

Prior to World War II, the cemetery was known as the Cemetery on Gęsia Street. It was established in 1806 and initially served as a resting place for the local Jewish elites. Aside from traditional matzevot and ohels with their typical pure architectural form, there are also the most elaborate tombstones produced by the champions of arts and crafts for rich entrepreneurs, merchants, political activists and artists. Amongst the most distinguished personalities buried here are: Ludwik Zamenhof, Rachela Kamińska, Itschok-Leybush Perets, and Marek Edelman.

  • For more information go to: www.beisolam.jewish.org.pl
  • Opening hours: Mondays-Thursdays 10 AM – 5 PM (in autumn and winter months until dusk), Fridays 9 AM – 1 PM, Sundays 11 AM – 4 PM.
  • Ticket is valid until the end of 2018.

Jewish Cemetery in the Bródno district, 15 Św. Wincentego St.
 

Officially, the cemetery was established in 1780 when King Stanisław Poniatowski leased the sandy plot of land to Shmul Zbytkower, an influential entrepreneur, with the aim to create a burial place for Warsaw Jews. In contrast to the cemetery on Okopowa Street, the burial ground in Bródno served the more impoverished section of the Jewish population. The cemetery constitutes the largest cluster of matzevot in the world (between 1743 and 1940 approximately 320,000 people were buried there).

  • For more information go to: www.warszawa.jewish.org.pl
  • Tours: from Sunday to Thursday 10AM - 4PM; Friday 10AM - 2PM.
  • Ticket is valid from the moment of purchase until the end of 2018.