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Historical Museum of the Municipality of Krakow

Historical Museum of the Municipality of Krakow

The Eagle Pharmacy

Plac Bohaterów Getta 18

Opening hours:
April – October:
Monday: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. (free admission)
Tuesday – Sunday: 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

November – March:
Monday: 10:00 a.m.–2.00 p.m. (free admission)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Closed on the first Tuesday of every month
Since July 2004, the museum has housed a permanent exhibition, “Pharmacy in the Krakow Ghetto”. The new exhibition was prepared based on a scenario developed by the staff of the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow and under an artistic arrangement by Paweł Górecki. The whole financing was provided by generous support from Roman Polański, who had donated for this purpose the prize awarded to him by the Polish Culture Foundation.

This historical place holds a special tribute to the memory of Tadeusz Pankiewicz, the owner of the old pharmacy “Under the Eagle”, who worked there for the whole period of the Ghetto’s existence (1941–1943) and often came to the aid of his neighbours in the face of threatening death. The exhibition is to a large extent devoted to the extermination of Jews in Krakow in 1939–1945, and presents museum exhibits, archival documents, photographs and films. This is a place of deep spiritual significance, where the visitor ponders the fate of thousands of innocently killed victims – citizens of Krakow. It is also an important stage in the historical education of the young generation, and our message to the future generations.
  • Program regionalny
  • województwo maloposkie
  • Unia Europejska
The following Project is cofinanced by the European Union under the Małopolska Regional Operational Programme for the years 2007 – 2013