Museum Audio Tour

Lend us an ear: Hear the Stories with a Free Audio Tour

The audio tour presents the personal stories of local Holocaust Survivors through compelling spoken narrative. The audio tour is available for both our permanent Holocaust exhibition and the Take a Stand Center.

Before your visit, download the tour on Google Play or the App Store. Search “Illinois Holocaust Museum” to download our app on your smartphone.

Audio tours are provided on-site, with handheld devices that visitors may borrow. Bring your own headphones, or purchase a disposable pair from our Legacy Gift Shop. We also have several complementary pairs of headphones available for use.

Sample a few of the audio tour stops in the links below:

Introduction to the Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition

World Before: Family Life

To Stay or To Go

Resistance in the Camps

Note on COVID-19

In our desire to keep our visitors, volunteers & staff safe from COVID-19, we are taking a cautionary step and temporarily discontinuing use of Museum-provided headphones and audio guide devices.

We encourage you to utilize our audio guide by downloading our app on your personal device:

There is FREE WiFi available in the Museum.

Password: Upstander2020

You may download the app before your visit, or when you arrive. Please remember to bring your headphones or earbuds to the Museum. Our Information Desk volunteers are able to assist with any questions you may have.

App Interface


iPhone App

Opus+ Audio Tour Device



The audio tour is made possible through the generous support of the Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation, in commemoration of Fred Cooper.




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