Daily except MondayDuration
2 hoursStart time
01 Apr 16 - 31 Oct 16: 1:15pm & 4:15pm
01 Nov 16 - 28 Feb 17: 4:00pm
01 Mar 16 - 31 Mar 16: 1:15pm
Reception hall of Schindler’s Factory MuseumEnding Point
Same as start point
Explore the place which was the inspiration behind Thomas Keneally’s novel Schindler’s Ark and Steven Spielberg’s movie Schindler’s List while hearing about the plight of the inhabitants of Krakow during World War II.
The Oskar Schindler Factory museum is the story of what happened to the city of Krakow during World War II. Established in 2010, it has been nominated as National Geographic’s ‘Seven Wonders of Poland’.
The 45 exhibition rooms have been used to present Kraków’s history in an almost tangible way, enabling visitors to get a personal experience of the past, and to feel the dramatic emotions shared by the city’s wartime residents. Extensive multimedia solutions (including 30 interactive multimedia kiosks with touchscreens, 70 soundtracks, and 15 video projectors) create an attractive, contemporary, and visitor-oriented museum environment.
This tour will guide you through all the aspects of the museum and an English speaking guide will share historical facts and trivia to give a better insight about the museum and the war.
The Oskar Schindler’s factory museum was inaugurated in 2010 to document the story of what happened to the city of Krakow during World War II. The exhibition titled ‘Kraków During Nazi Occupation 1939-1945’ covers the daily life that the people of Krakow, both Jews and Poles, led during the war of 1939. It also highlights the adverse conditions under which the Jews lived and the city’s underground resistance. The museum presents facts in form of original official documents, photographs, multimedia presentations and sculptural installations, to give the visitor the real feel of living in a ghetto during wartime.
The museum has been designed by stage artists and a theatre director to give a cinematic effect to the museum. Walk among the city’s inhabitants on the cobbled streets of wartime Kraków, feel overwhelmed by the omnipresent existence of the enemy. Enter narrow passages and overpopulated apartments in the ghetto, and weapons in a resistance house or feel the horror of being imprisoned and interrogated.
There are ‘memory machines’ installed in the museum from which the visitors can produce documents about the events, which can be taken home for future reference.
While the life of Oskar Schindler has been popularized by the Steven Spielberg’s movie Schindler’s List, his office with his desk, map and furniture is the centerpiece of the museum and feature prominently in the museum.
Your tour starts from the reception hall of the museum and ends at the same point. You will be accompanied by an English speaking guide who will guide you through the various exhibitions and also share notes on the life and times of the people during the World War II.
Please arrive either at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled departure.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
What made the visit was our guide. She was great her commentary was very heart felt and passionate....G calkender
Not entirely as we thought, the museum and tour have very little to do with Oskar Schindler. However, it was very interesting, very informative, and at times very harrowing. Tour...MR B FRAME
Excellent tour with a knowledgeable tour guide....Mrs Nichola L Tunaley