Warsaw Uprising Museum

Warsaw, Poland

The Warsaw Uprising Museum is dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. The institution of the Museum was established in 1983, but no construction work took place for many years, and the museum finally opened on July 31, 2004, marking the 60th anniversary of the Uprising.

The Museum sponsors research into the history of the Uprising, and the history and possessions of the Polish Underground State. It collects and maintains hundreds of artifacts, ranging from weapons used by the insurgents to love letters, in order to present a full picture of the people involved. The Museum's stated goals include the creation of an archive of historical information on the Uprising and the recording of the stories and memories of the still living Uprising participants. Its director is Jan Ołdakowski, with historian Dariusz Gawin from the Polish Academy of Sciences as his deputy.

The museum covers all aspects of the Warsaw Uprising. There are many exhibits over several floors, containing photographs, audio and video, interactive displays, artifacts, written accounts and other testimonies of how life was during the German occupation of Warsaw, the uprising and its aftermath. There are displays dedicated to each district of Warsaw and many informative leaflets and flyers which visitors can take away for free, including 63 calendar pages covering the dates from 1st August 1944 to 2nd October 1944 - each containing a summary of the most important events that took place on that particular day of the uprising.



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Przyokopowa 28, Warsaw, Poland
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Founded: 1983
Category: Museums in Poland


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Marini Marin (20 months ago)
Do not miss to visit this museum when in Warsaw. It suits all ages thanks to a unique evocative and didactic way to present a difficult part of the Polish history which was attacked at the same time by Nazi and soviet armies... then it retraced the history of the Polish secret army which fights during 4 years. The research and investment made by this museum should be follow by many others...brilliant.
José Roberto Clark Reis (20 months ago)
Extremely cool museum, different experience for the visitor as it walks you around different points of views of the history of Warsaw and the Uprising. Allow for at least 3 hours in there if you are fast, or half a day or more if you really want to explore all the exhibits. Very easy to get there using the tram, and the day I went, admission was free so there was a line. Plan to arrive early. Across the garden and the wooden bridge there is a cool cafe to have seat and relax after your visit. I cannot say enough of how impressed I was by this museum and how well built and thoughtful it is. EXTREMELY recommended during any visit to Warsaw.
Cristina Maria (20 months ago)
Absolutely loved this museum. The whole experience was so extensive and interactive, those responsible for designing it did a super job. It's by no means just a history museum but a complete experience. Snippets of recordings, films, cool ways of telling stories, all these I found here. Ticket was 40zl if I remember correctly and it was worth every penny. Especially for the part where you walk through tunnels similar to those who transported outlawed literature and letters. Would love to come again.
Kira Svane Kristensen (21 months ago)
Very nice museum! Quite big and have a lot of different things to dive into. I can however be a bit confusing or messy, so I recommend getting to know the event before visiting the museum, because it will make the overall feeling better. The museum in it self is very well made and feel very finished to walk through.
Azra Ćulov (21 months ago)
I would say this museum is a must for everyone visiting Warsaw as it is a nice intro for your stay. You will learn a lot about the painful history of the city. The museum is very big and detailed. There are also pamphlets with the most important information you can take home. The only thing I didn't like is that you can get off the intended route very easily, we found ourselves going in circles at some point.
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