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Kraków, Poland
Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in Krakow
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Experience a poignant piece of World War II history on a tour of Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum in Krakow. Explore the exhibitions in the enamel factory where hundreds of Jewish employees were saved from deportation. Follow an expert guide through Schindler’s office, and examine multimedia projections, artifacts and photos while learning the stories of the workers.
  • Guided tour of Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum in Krakow
  • Explore the museum housed in Schindler’s original WWII enamel factory with an expert guide
  • See Schindler’s office and learn the personal stories of some his Jewish workforce
  • View the displays and photos that chart Krakow’s wartime and post-war history
  • Be transported back to the Nazi and Soviet occupations through multimedia projections, documents, and artifacts
  • Hear Schindler’s story and how it was brought alive by Spielberg’s Oscar-winner, 'Schindler’s List'
  • Group tour with a maximum of 20 people ensures more personalized attention from the guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Enjoy a small-group guided tour of Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum with entrance ticket included.
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Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory , Lipowa 4, 30-702 Kraków, Poland

Departure Point: Please be at 4 Lipowa Street. The meeting point outside the entrance next to Main gate. Address: 4 Lipowa Street, Krakow Directions: Present the voucher to Discover Cracow representative. 

This activity will end right where it started.
Make your own way to central Krakow and begin your tour in front of Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum, where your guide is waiting for you. Before heading inside, hear a brief introduction about Oskar Schindler, the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s award-winning film, 'Schindler’s List.'

Follow your guide into the museum, passing through rooms documenting the impact of World War II on Krakow. Travel back in time through photographs of cobbled streets, resistance hideaways, and prisons of the Nazi- and Soviet-occupied city. Listen in on original film and radio recordings for a sense of the overwhelming fear that gripped the country during that time.

As you continue to explore the interactive displays, learn the stories that took place inside the factory. Hear how Schindler's Jewish employees manufactured pots, pans, tins and other enamelware for the German army, and how this vital war effort protected them from transportation to the concentration camps. See some of the products made here, view Schindler’s office, and hear the fates of some of the 1,200 Schindlerjuden—Schindler’s Jews—who worked in the factory.

Your tour concludes outside of the museum, where you can continue exploring Krakow independently.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera
Choose your desired tour start time and travel independently to Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum in central Krakow. Meet your guide outside and hear how the museum is housed in the very factory where the Nazi industrialist Oskar Schindler employed Jewish workers during WWII. Before starting, get an illuminating introduction to Schindler, learning how Steven Spielberg brought his story to the world’s attention in his 1993 Oscar-winning movie, Schindler’s List. Then, head inside for your in-depth tour. Made up of interactive and photographic displays, the museum concentrates not only on Schindler’s and his employees’ work, but also on Krakow’s suffering during the run-up to war and beyond. As you explore, your guide will provide fascinating commentary, recounting poignant tales that will deepen your understanding of what happened here and Krakow’s history. Learn Schindler’s story and how his Jewish employees manufactured pots, pans, tins and other enamelware for the German army: a vital war effort that protected them from near-certain transportation to the concentration camps. See some of the products made here, view Schindler’s office, and hear the fates of some of the 1,200 Schindlerjuden — Schindler’s Jews — who worked in the factory. Follow your guide around the rooms dedicated to Krakow’s suffering during the war and later 20th century. View photographs of the terrorized city; be transported into the cobbled streets, resistance hideaways and prisons of the Nazi- and Soviet-occupied city; and get a sense of the overwhelming fear that gripped the population through original documents, artifacts, and film and radio recordings. After two hours of exploring, your tour ends outside the building. Say goodbye to your guide, who will provide you with directions back to the city center or your hotel as required.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Discover Cracow
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in Krakow?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in Krakow.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in Krakow?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in Krakow.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in Krakow?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum Guided Tour in Krakow.

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  • "I would recommend visiting the museum, but not worth it paying for the guide." See review
  • "The museum is definitely worth a visit but with a guide I think it brought it all to life." See review
  • "So best advice - do it on your own and avoid the organised tours." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Life in Krakow during nazi time
Changyang_Z
, May 2022
The museum is so much about Schindler but lite about the life in Krakow during nazi time. Very informative. Recommend.
star-3
Guide was brilliant but...
Sandra_W
, May 2022
Guide was brilliant but wasn’t what we thought it was going to be. Was expecting a tour of the actual factory but instead had lots of information about the period
star-4
Informative and a great tour guide
Alice_W
, May 2022
Great tour guide who brought the history to life with his ‘speaking Aussie’ English (as he said). Lots of knowledge and a really interesting museum, a very informative time. Thank you
star-5
Our guide was fantastic,...
Scott_M
, May 2022
Our guide was fantastic, she was extremely knowledgeable and delivered her tour with passion. Hope she receives the credit she deserves
star-5
Great tour with a great...
Oliver_R
, May 2022
Great tour with a great tour guide, Wojciech. Lots of information. Tour only around Schindler’s admin offices as factory is now an art gallery. Would definitely recommend.
star-4
No Oskar for Schindler's Factory
SUSAN_P
, Apr 2022
Don't go expecting details of Oskar Schindler and how he saved people from the Holocaust. While there are photos and walls with the names of those he rescued from deportation, and his office is preserved, there are very few other references to his work. The main exhibition is about the German occupation of Krakow in WW2. It is very well presented and very information, so worth the effort it felt as though the Schindler name and the use of his factory building were being traded on to draw visitors in
star-5
Super guided tour of Schindler musuem
Mags_O
, Apr 2022
My family thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of the Schindler museum. Our guide met us promptly at the meeting point outside and the exhibits and lay out of it was very interesting. Our guide Kamil really made this tour memorable as he was very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter. I would recommend this tour to anyone like me who wants to learn more about the history of that time.
star-5
Schindlers office / museum tour.
Richard_M
, Apr 2022
This was a great value for money tour of the office building of Oskar Schindler. “Bruce” our Australian / Polish tour guide was excellent. His knowledge and understanding of the local area and its history was exceptional and led the tour at a sensible pace. I would say that the tour is more of a tour of the history of Krakow during the Second World War with references to Schindler and not a factory tour. The factory itself is now an art museum and also worth a visit. It is worth watching the film before visiting as there are references to the film. Definitely worth a couple of hours of your time whilst in Krakow.
star-5
Emotional
Stephen_A
, Apr 2022
Seeing how the museum goes from Jewish occupancy to Nazi rule (different stamps, different flooring and walls). Seeing the Jewish people as white figures to represent them as ghosts but still visible was very powerful. Seeing how the tour guide was emotional about this aspect, very powerful.
star-5
The tour guide was very...
Sylvia_O
, Mar 2022
The tour guide was very good. Lot of information about the era. Really enjoyed it the museum and tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
It was okay for all of...
Simon_R
, Mar 2022
It was okay for all of us. We thought it was about Schindler’s factory history - not. It is about Polish’s life.
star-5
Schindler Museum visit with guide
Gillian_H
, Mar 2022
The guide was passionate about the era of history and made the visit extra interesting. Thoroughly recommend.
star-2
Very Disappointed
Srcurran_C
, Mar 2022
Our guide was completely dispassionate, and too quick. He wasn’t very engaging either. At several points I considered leaving the tour as I was so disappointed with his delivery. He managed to make what should have been a very emotive, and powerful story, very boring. That takes a certain skill. Another guide, with enthusiasm, would have made this visit so much more powerful.
star-5
Moving
Gail_L
, Mar 2022
Kashka tour guide was lovely, knowledgeable and thoughtful. While the tour wasn't what I was expecting totally (not sure exactly what i was expecting in fairness) it was most definitely thought provoking and moving. Worth a visit, but there is so much to see and not always the time to read everything
star-5
Best guide !
Vittorio_R
, Mar 2022
Thanks Kam, it was fantastic to hear and learn new perspective of history . Thanks again hope to see you again
star-5
Oscar Schindler Factory Tour
Chrissy_G
, Feb 2022
We went as part of a guided tour group with Kamil as our guide. It was a last minute booking and all I can say is wow. I am so pleased that we did the tour, and didn't go by ourselves. Kamil was very informative and very knowledgeable and I learnt far more than I thought I would. It was an excellent tour and I came away wanting to learn so much more, and delve deeper, not only into Oscar Schindler's story but that of occupied Krakow. My 15 year old said that he really enjoyed the tour and it embedded his history knowledge. Thank you, Kamil, for a fantastic day.
star-5
Guide essential to get the best from the visit
Stephen_S
, Feb 2022
The Guide was brilliant, he was passionate and knowledgeable about his subject, had great English skills and brought the tour to life. Without him we would have just been looking at pictures on the wall.
star-5
Excellent
Lisa_c
, Feb 2022
Excellent information and guide (Australian guy can’t remember his name) engaging and great museum. Easy to get to and smooth entry to your and museum. Thank you
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Top tour guide fantastic experience
Stephen_W
, Feb 2022
The guide was fantastic really informative All done great pace. From start to finish really enjoyable experience
star-4
Good tour but rushed by the guide.
PaulIan_J
, Feb 2022
The tour guide was very good, spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable. It’s clear that there’s only scant information about Schindler, most of the tour was about the history of WWII in Krakow and little of it was about Schindler. The tour was rushed, we had no time to study each exhibit or read the information boards throughout the tour. I now know that the best option would have been to buy tickets without a guide and take my time around the tour, the information boards are in English as well as Polish. On saying that, the tour was good and worth visiting.

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