Exhibition

Audio guide for families

Z lewej strony zdjęcia dziecko, które siedzi na kanapie. W ręku trzyma audioprzewodnik, na uszach ma słuchawki. Patrzy na wystawę w Muzeum POLIN
fot. Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

Take the Family Tour of the POLIN Museum’s Core Exhibition on the Family Trail audio-guide. Simply, hire these small devices from the ticket office, put on the headphones – and you’re ready to go on an adventure, led by the voice of Wojciech Malajkat. Many surprises and tasks await you along the way!

Wandering though the Core Exhibition’s six Galleries. You’ll move back 1,000 years in time to when Jews first came to Polish lands. You will travel to the beginning of the inter-War period, when Poland regained its independence.

Look inside a Jewish home and a synagogue. Check out what was eaten on the Sabbath. Learn about old trades, design your own coin and print a page of an old book using a real printing-press.

Guided by the narrator, you’ll discover how the world changed over the centuries. Along the way, you’ll hear descriptions of craft workshops, conversations taking place in cities and towns of old. You’ll learn about how people worked together, friendships and family, as well as about Jewish holidays and customs.

The audio-guide has been prepared for children aged 6 to 12 and their adult carers. However, younger visitors can also benefit from it.

What are the first reactions of our visitors testing the audio guide? 

My daughter asked me: Mum, why has it ended already? says Katarzyna, mother of Wanda and Ignacy. Mine asked if we could take the tour again, says Beata, mother of Weronika. They all toured the core exhibition with the audio guide.

The device proved to be easy to use: My daughter didn’t ask any questions, she operated the device intuitively, adds Beata, Weronika’s mother. Using the device is totally easy! Krystian, father of Antoni, agrees.


The tour, using the family audio-guide, lasts around 1.5 hours. This is a completely, new family experience – a great way to learn about the heritage of Polish Jews and for the first experience of the POLIN Museum exhibition – and it probably won’t be your last visit as the tour leaves you with a slight feeling of dissatisfaction. It’s worth coming back to discover more fascinating stories for yourself!

Audio-guides for families are available in both Polish and English. They can be hired from the Museum ticket office (10 zł each). The audio-guide does not include the Holocaust and Postwar Years galleries.

Listen to excepts from the audio-guide:

 

 

Project co-organizer: Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland

Project support: Koret Foundation, The Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation