Oskar Schindler Enamelled Goods Factory
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Winter season November – March
Monday: 10.00-14.00 (no charge)
Summer season April – October
Monday: 10.00-16.00 (no charge)
Every first Monday of the month exhibition is opened to 14:00.
In 2010, the Oskar Schindler Enamelled Goods Factory opened to the public as a museum. Actually, now it's a branch of Historical Museum of Krakow.
The wartime history of Deutsche Emailwarenfabrik – DEF – and its owner Oskar Schindler was brought in 1993 by Steven Spielberg’s film "Schindler’s List". Ever since that time, tourists from all over the world have been coming to Lipowa Street to visit the place where Schindler saved the lives of over a thousand people.
Exhibition "Kraków under Nazi Occupation 1939–1945" is primarily a story about Kraków and its inhabitants, both Polish and Jewish, during World War Two. Individual histories of Kraków’s wartime inhabitants guide visitors through the exhibit which covers the war of 1939, everyday life under occupation, the fate of the Jews, the city’s resistance and more, using vast archival documents, photos, radio and film recordings, period artefacts and dynamic multimedia installations.
The dominant feature here is the symbolic "Survivors’ Ark" made of thousands of enamelled pots, similar to those manufactured by Schindler’s employees during the war.
Another part of the factory hosts MOCAK - Kraków's excellent contemporary art museum which opened in 2011.
Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory (Polish: Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera), a former metal item factory in Krakow, is now host to two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, on the former workshops, and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow, situated at ul. Lipowa 4 (4 Lipowa street) in the district of Zablocie, in the administrative building of the former enamel factory known as Oskar Schindler's Deutsche Emailwarenfabrik (DEF). Operating here before DEF was the first Malopolska factory of enamelware and metal products limited liability company, instituted in March 1937.
Very well equipped, and the Museum stays with me, mainly due to a superbly atmospheric use of Tonstucken and songs in the memory.
You should look at all the case when one is in Krakow - and really very moving.
Here the extent is a? the German terror led rule during the time of the second world war, once again.
Sollte man sich auf alle Falle angucken wenn man in Krakau ist - wirklich sehr bewegend.
Hier wird einem das Ausma? der deutschen Terrorherrschaft wahrend der Zeit des zweiten Weltkriegs erneut vor Augen gefuhrt.
Absolutely brilliant was interesting to hear history of krakow and the whole story of what happened during war and about schindler learned more than just the film side Hollywood created shame they missed some key bits try and have lena as a guide is fantastic
Spectacularly well presented exhibit on the Jewish community in Krakow and the holocaust, with quite a number of rooms, immersive dioramas and displays. Moving and engaging, traumatic without being exploitative. Very busy- do book ahead- but easy to get to by tram, or a solid walk from the city centre.
As I was walking down the Kazimierz district towards the museum of Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, I simply thought I was about to see a museum introducing the factory I had seen in the movie Schindler's List, and the story of the lives rescued by him. But what I found was much more than that, covering the whole World War II era of Krakow with a rich content . I felt I was drifted from mood to mood as I wandered among the halls. I think Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera is a good preparation before you visit Auschwitz.
Oskar Schindler was a Moravian with German ancestry and is credited with saving the life of a number of Jewish workers at his factory. This is the story behind Steven Spielsberg's film "Schindler's List".
Although generally known as Schindler's Museum, it is a museum about the occupation of Poland during the Second World War. The museum has a large sized projection room where you can watch a documentary about Schindler. There are quite a number of original photographs and other material.
Schindler's office has been recreated with several artefacts.
The museum is not very far from the centre of Kracow.
Very good place that describes the history of Poland in the invasion by nazi germany, some memories of Oscar Schindler.
A lot of reading, too bad there was no audio guide! I confess that I expected to see more about oskar Schindler and his factory...
The factory Schindler is a sort of museum of what life was like in Krakow during the second world war. Eye that control the entry of capacity when there is a lot of visitor.
Excellent museum explaining Nazi occupation and how Polish and Jewish lives changed throughout these years. Surprisingly little information about Oscar though.
It is a beautiful museum that speaks of the nazi occupation, and in particular the factory shindler . Like many museums, the Polish is lacking a general explanation but it is a collection of memorabilia and reconstructions with the explanation , then, for those who are really interested and want to better understand the council to participate in a tour with a guide . You can find the code so to avoid them it is advisable to book.
We crossed the entire city on foot and we were a joy to visit the factory (the movie that we had both moved) and at the end of a half-hour queue outside in full sun : what a disappointment once inside! Almost nothing to do with the schindler's factory and its history. It is a museum about the jews during the war (Krakow) with a succession of photos, images, objects, and especially of many displays and texts (you have to love to read in English or Polish) : all buy a book. In summary, we have lost our time.
A very informative and well-made Museum in the former factory of Oscar Schindler. We were almost 3 hours in there and would still be able to see more. The signs and movies are all in Polish and English. History most of the exhibits in the German language. I can recommend it to anyone interested in history of Krakow visitors, with additionally a little time.
Part of the factory of Oskar Schindler (an enamelling) was converted into a museum that traces the daily life of the Jews of Krakow during the German occupation. It is above all a place of memory that is adjacent to the emblems of nazism and of the objects found. These can be easily accessed by crossing the river Vistula. An affecting place not to be missed. Behind, in the courtyard, is the museum of contemporary Art, everything recent.
Of memory and historical very well-recreated - in Addition, it offers next to a selection of contemporary art
A very interesting museum about the times in krakow during thee war. Although, being the fact that the museum is house in schindler's factory there would be more about Shindler himself.
The facade of the factory remains untouched. The interior have been refurbished into a Krakow's occupation museum though. However we found it almost mandatory when it comes to know the history of the city and what happened there during WWII. The exhibition is a walk from 1939 when the Nazi's took over until 1945 when the Red Army kicked them out (to stay). Along the way they show you the most interesting, inspiring and sometimes outrageous stories of both the citizens and the conquerors. I think this visit is a MUST in Krakow for many reasons.
No Audiogide in German and no payment in Euro. Otherwise, the super Museum.
A small, but very modern styled educating museum about the Nazi times in Kraków and the Jewish ghetto. A must-see for everyone who is visiting this town. However, I found it a bit sad that they only present a very few information about Oskar Schindler and the factory itself. I wish that they would have a stronger focus on that.
Really good mueseum mainly about nazi occupation in poland and very little about oscar.
A very good mueseum, worth the visit. Tram 50 will take you there from the main station. Note the tram stop is underground. You will have to walk for approx 6mins to reach the mueseum.
It cost 21.
I went on a saturday, and queued for almost 40mins for a ticket. Also i would recommend 90mins as a minimum to properly be able to see the mueseum.
The museum is very complete ibersa on the whole of the nazi occupation of Poland, and not only on the own factory of Oskar Schindler.
The former factory of Oskar Schindler (of"Schindler's list") is a Museum about the period of Nazi domination from 1939 to 1945. The Work of Oskar Schindler, however, will be described only briefly. Still, very worth seeing. On Mondays the entrance is free!
Simply, this is one of the best museums in Poland about WW II and in particular Krakow and its surroundings. This museum was a surprise for me. I thought I was just going to see an old factory building. They have taken the old buildings and turned it into a walk through Krakow pre-war, war years and then the aftermath with Russians taking over. There is a small section on the Shindler factory itself. It is a powerful walk through time with many interactive and informative displays.... they also help you feel the time. Highly recommend. About 90 min to 2 hours needed.
I'm a little disappointed, because the focus is on the life of the Jews in the 2. World war is not so much the work of the fabik.
Must see in Cracow. A very touching place, well thought
Very informative museum with loads of information and artefacts. Would give yourself at least 2 hours to go round the whole museum thoroughly.
Famous manufactures of Oscar Schlinder by the movie The List Schlinder. The exhibition is based in Krakow before, during and after the war. Interesting visit, which is located a bit away from the center.
Lots of interesting information about Poland's history and Krak?w's, during wartime.. Definitely needs couple of hours to make the most of it. Set up very nicely with cool cinema and interactive displays.
A fantastic museum in Krakow which is a must visit when you come to Krakow! The museum tells about the Jewish deportation in the Second World War and the hero Oscar Schindler.
Fantastic museum. Very informative, linear, and well defined. Environment and layout added to the effect of the museum. Could have used a little more information of Schindler and his story as a focus, but still a very good museum. Would recommend.
The Museum is very well constructed. Very informative. A lot of attention to Detail in the preparation of the various exhibition spaces. There is much to see.
A visit to the places or Schindlers could save human lives,
A unique place, a place that you can act tough atmosphere of the time, Nazi,
a place full of history and that traces o how much life
during the occupation, the wall and unfortunately, ranging from the deportation,
up to the extermination camp. I loved this museum, very well looked after
and a course or we understand very well what has crossed Poland between 1939 and 1945. If I go back to Poland, I would do the same releases.
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Un lieu unique, un lieu qui vous recré l'atmosphére de l'époque Nazi,
un lieu chargé d'histoire et surtout qui retrace ô combien la vie
pendant l'occupation, le mur et malheureusement allant de la deportation,
jusqu'au camp d'extermination. J'ai beaucoup aimé ce musé, très bien entretenu
et un parcour ou l'on comprend très bien ce qu'a traversé la Pologne entre 1939 et 1945. Si je reviens en Pologne, je le referai volontier.
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Very nice organization that allows you to feel immersed in different ambiances, while presenting the various documents and historical facts with relevance .
Has to do!