Today the building is a branch of the Kraków Museum, recreated to look as it did during Nazi occupation, which through traditional and multimedia displays, and extensive testimonials from both Poles and Jews, heartrendingly describes life in the Kraków Ghetto. Information is displayed inside the chests and cupboards of the pharmacy, and visitors are encouraged to handle dozens of replica artefacts and reprinted photographs, heightening the reality of the events described and creating a very intimate visiting experience. Although comprising only 5 rooms, set aside at least an hour for visiting this excellent museum.
Average visiting time: 1hr.
The exhibition is quite small, but very in-depth. We has 1hr before closing and just managed to skim over everything. There is so much information available to read, and see and the museum is very interactive. I would have liked at least 2 hrs to really view the place. There are a number of doccuments written its Polish owner Tadeusz Pankiewicz, that really give startling insight into the ghetto at the time, including some dealing with the liquidation, which he viewed first-hand. Worth noting that you can purchase a ' memory trail' ticket for 23 zloty which allows you access to Schindlers Factory, The Eagle Pharmacy in the Ghetto and also the Gestapo Holding Cells at Dom Slaski on Ulica Pomorska. The ticket is valid for 7 days, so is a great option.