Schindler’s Factory Museum Tickets

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Opening hours

From the 1st of April until the 31st of October is open on Tuesday until Sunday from 10am until 8pm and on Mondays from 10am until 4pm. On the first Monday of each month the museum closes at 2pm.

From the 1st of November until the 31st of March it opens daily from 10am until 6pm with the exception of Mondays when it opens from 10am until 2pm.

The time for last entry into the museum is 90 minutes before the scheduled closing time.

During 2019 the museum will be closed on June 20th, August 15th, November 1st and 11th as well as the 25th of December.

How to get there

The museum is located at 4 Lipowa Street and is about 3km from the historical centre of the city.

Car- it is about a five minute journey by car from the city centre across the Wisla River. Cross using either the MostKotlarski Bridge or Most Powstancow Slaskich. It can be a problem finding a suitable parking place.

Bus- the nearest bus stop to the museum is located at the Krakowska Akademia stop on Herlinga Grudzinskiego Street.

Tram- the closest tram stop to the museum is located at Plac Bohaterow Getta Square.

FAQ

What are the ticket prices for the museum?
Entry to the museum is free every Monday but entry is limited to a fixed number of visitors for reasons of safety. On the days when an entry fee is charged a ticket costs 19 zlotys with reductions for children at 16 zlotys. A family ticket costs 50 zlotys while the rate for guided tours, in English, with at least 20 in a tour costs 20 zlotys per person. You can book your tickets in advance through the website www.mhk.pl
What languages are guided tours available in?
Guided tours are available in 7 languages, Polish, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian.
Where should I pick up my tickets from?
Tickets booked online should be collected from the tourist office before going to the museum. If you are unsure about this ask for assistance from the staff at your hotel. You can pick them up at the museum but there can be long queues of people waiting. Having your tickets in advance can be an advantage in skipping this queue.
Are there any taxis available outside of the museum to take you back to the main square after your visit?
If there are no taxis available, there are usually several electric carts for tourists to use. There is also a hop-on hop-off bus that operates at about 40 minute intervals. Another option is to walk, it takes about 30minutes to walk back to the city centre.
What is the best time of day to visit the museum?
It is best to arrive at the ticket office a few minutes before the attraction opens at 10am, that way you avoid the queues. If you are planning to visit in the afternoon ensure you are there before3pm as on busy days once all the tickets are sold for that day they stop any more visitors from entering the museum.
Is a guided tour necessary or can you just go and look for yourself?
It is a walk through museum with lots of information that can be read as opposed to someone reciting that information to you. A good tip is to watch the informative film in the cinema before walking through the museum as it provides useful information about what you will then see in the museum.

Must Know

Schindler’s Factory
The factory museum consists of three main parts, its permanent show which looks at Krakow under the occupation of the Nazi’s from 1939-1945. The temporary displays and the screening room where you can watch movies also attend lectures, meetings or other cultural and educational activities.
What to see in the museum
The main focus of the museum is Oscar Schindler and the fate of his Jewish workforce, around one sixth of the museum exhibits these details. A large area shows Krakow, prewar, the invasion by Germany in 1939 and the city under occupation. There are displays depicting life in Gthe city, the life of Krakow Jews in wartime, the resistance, underground units and the Soviet army capturing the city. Oscar Schindler’s office is a centrepiece of the museum having been preserved over the years.
Who was Oscar Schindler!
Oscar Schindler arrived in Krakow shortly after the German invasion, he was a member of the Nazi party in addition to being an agent of Germany’s military intelligence. He gained control of the factory that had been set up by Jewish businessmen in 1937. They soon became dependent on Schindler who continued with the production of cookware for the German army. By using cheap Jewish labour from the nearby ghetto Schindler enabled large numbers of the local Jewish population to avoid being shipped off to concentration camps. Around 1200 of Krakow’s Jewish population survived the war largely because of the action of Oscar Schindler.
Conversion from factory to museum
When WW2 was over the factory was responisible for the manufacture of telecommunications equipment from 1948 until 2002. In June of 2010, the Schindler Factory opened as the Factory Museum as part of the City of Krakow’s Historical Museum.
Krakow’s Museums by bike
When visiting Krakow, you can stay fit and healthy by visiting the city’s spectacular museums by bike. There are a number of themed cycle routes for visitors to enjoy. Just follow the marked route and visit the museums in the order they appear on the route and you can receive discounts and even free entry on some attractions.

Places Nearby

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Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Cathedral has a much longer official title as the Royal Archcathedral Basilica of Saints Stanislaus and Wenceslaus on the Wawel Hill. It is a Roman Catholic church located on Krakow’s Wawel Hill. The historic building is over 900 years old, is the Polish national sanctuary and has served as the site of coronations of Polish monarchs in addition to being the cathedral to the Archdiocese of Krakow.In1978, Karol Woityla left his position in this church to become Pope John Paul II. He gave his first mass in the cathedral the day after he was ordained as a priest in 1946 and was elected to become the auxiliary bishop of Krakow in 1958. The average length of a visit to this cathedral is about 2 hours.
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