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We wish you… or 10 reasons to visit POLIN Museum

On the occasion of our 10th birthday, we express our good wishes to you. We wish you what we would wish our nearest and dearest—time spent in the company of friends, coffee with a view to a meadow, surprises on a bicycle route and joint travel in time.

Find out 10 reasons why it is worth it to visit us right now.

  1. Celebrate our birthday with us
     

    Celebrate our 10th birthday with us and visit us in the Muranów district of Warsaw. From 2014, you can tour our Core Exhibition dedicated to the 1000-year history of Polish Jews. In it, you can see, among others, a reconstruction of the wooden synagogue from Gwoździec with a unique, hand-painted, fabulously colourful coping. The roof itself weighs 30 tons!

  2. Take a walk along the pre-war street
     

    "In the Jewish Street", one of the galleries of POLIN Core Exhibition, runs almost precisely along the course of pre-war Zamenhofa Street—the main artery of the so-called Northern Quarter, inhabited mainly by Jews. While walking along the street, you will be able to pop into a pre-war café or cinema, and even to dance a tango.

  3. 2.5 million visitors can’t get it wrong
     

    Over the course of the past ten years, POLIN Core Exhibition was visited by 2.5 million people. They came to visit us not only from Poland, but also from all across the globe. Almost all of them stress that the visit at the Museum was a unique experience for them. 3 out of 4 respondents declare a will to see the exhibition one more time.

    European Museums Forum granted us an award that have previously been granted to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao or to Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

  4. Impressive architecture
     

    POLIN Museum building is truly stunning. Designed by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki architectural studio from Finland, on the outside it seems to be a plain, minimalistic volume. Inside, however, you will enter an amazing main hall whose undulating, dynamic walls cut through the Museum’s interior.

    The Museum was designed with your comfort in mind. That is why we made sure to make the space accessible to people with disabilities, to provide places where you can rest, and to make our exhibition interactive.

  5. The way to a person’s heart is through their stomach
     

    Middle Eastern dishes such as hummus and falafel have gained a permanent place in modern cuisine. A visit at POLIN Museum is an opportunity to taste Jewish and Warsaw cuisine from the beginning of the twentieth century. At the “Varshe” bistro, dishes oozing aromatic spices await you—you will find meat dishes as well as vegetarian ones, not to mention sweet desserts!

  6. Come visit us with your little ones
     

    We know that children explore the world in their own way. Sometimes they put a lot of energy and emotion into it, which in some places is not well received. But not here! Here, you will feel at ease. Some of the items on display can be touched, and the exhibition space is safe, with many places to rest. We also have special audio guides that our young visitors love.

  7. See a painting by Wilhelm Sasnal
     

    From 11 July, in the "Postwar Years" gallery of POLIN Core Exhibition, you will see a painting by Wilhelm Sasnal, one of the most distinguished contemporary Polish artists. His works are held in some of the most prestigious art collections in the world, such as Museum of Modern Art and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Tate Modern in London, or Centre Pompidou in Paris. Now also at POLIN Museum!

  8. Excitement guaranteed, great fun!
     

    We often ask our guests about their impressions after a visit. 9 out of 10 visitors claim that they felt moved and emotional having viewed the exhibition. One person wrote:

    "I was bored and so I decided that a visit to Warsaw—and a visit at the Museum—may be a great idea. And it was!"

  9. A story about Poland from A to Z
     

    Jews used to be part of local communities all across Poland—in big cities and small towns, and also in villages. "(post)JEWISH… Shtetl Opatów Through the Eyes of Mayer Kirscheblatt" temporary exhibition tells a story of one such town—a pre-war shtetl. You can see the exhibition at POLIN Museum until 16 December 2024.

    Poems by Julian Tuwim and Jan Brzechwa accompanied many generations of Poles during their childhood. If you are a Pole or spoke Polish at home, you most likely know them by heart. People from the Jewish community are forever part of Polish history and culture. While touring POLIN Core Exhibition, you will get acquainted with, i.a., actress Ida Kamińska, physician and pedagogue Janusz Korczak, or sculptor Alina Szapocznikow.

  10. Muranów is well worth exploring!
     

    POLIN Museum is located in the heart of Muranów district of Warsaw. You can get here in just over a dozen minutes from the city centre. It is easiest to get here by public transport or by bike. Muranów is a district full of green squares, cafes and traces of history. Should you wish to combine a visit to POLIN Museum with a walk, we recommend taking a route from the Museum to the Krasiński Garden, and further on—to the Old and New Towns, all to way to the bank of the Vistula River.

Photos: Maciek Jaźwiecki

Video: Patryk Grochowalski, Małgosia Lenarciak

Creative concept: Joanna Krupa

Art direction: Kaja Dobrzańska

Cooperation: Fine PR, Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland

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