Visit the Core Exhibition

Muzeum POLIN, synagoga, Gwoździec, rekonstrukcja
fot. Martyna Galla, Van Dorsen Artists / Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

Have you ever dreamt of time travel, or of discovering secret stories that happened centuries ago? If so, you are in for a real treat! We invite you for a journey through a thousand-year history at the very heart of Warsaw, in POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

You need a few hours, a free afternoon or weekend, to be able to discover a colourful world of the history and culture of Polish Jews. Who was the mysterious Ibrahim Ibn Jakub? What was the relation between King Kazimierz the Great and the beautiful Esterka? How were books printed four hundred years ago? Why did yeshiva students pour water into their shoes?

These are only few of the hundreds of stories that await you at our core exhibition. There are stories, monuments, multimedia and reconstructions which present the life of Polish Jews from the Middle Ages until the present day. That is why we call POLIN Museum the “museum of life.”

Jewish life was vibrant in the shtetls (small Jewish towns—you must pop in to the tavern and the traditional house!) but also in fashionable urban cafes (perhaps you would like to learn how to tango?). The exhibition would not be complete without a synagogue—the divinely colourful replica of the Gwoździec synagogue admired by all our visitors.

Tickets to the POLIN core exhibition may be purchased online or at the Museum ticket desk. This summer, we encourage you to set off on a journey into the unknown stories!

All those willing to get thoroughly acquainted with the Core Exhibition are encouraged to take a guided tour. This form of touring allows you to acquire detailed knowledge on the exhibits and the multimedia; it also provides space for asking questions and thus jointly discover keynotes of each particular gallery of the Core Exhibition. 

Here you can find the current hours of the guided tours for individual visitors >>

Call center: +48 22 471 03 01, [email protected], Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm, Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 2.30pm