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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User Reviews

Jana Titova (4 months ago)
Excellent exhibits and fitting atmosphere. Very informative. A few interactive pieces, video and photo documentaries, eyewitnesses testimonials and lots more! Very informative, but be prepared to read lots. I'd say, half a day is sufficient for this museum. Don't miss the home engineered tank outside and an expo of the Uprise coloured photos.
Harshal Ekatpure (4 months ago)
Very intense !! One can actually picture the war time sufferings and atrocities. All historical war time items were very neatly preserved. Short motion pictures and photos tell us about fighting spirit of polish people and how they have rebuilt their country from nothing to everything!!
Mark B (5 months ago)
I came here on a Monday and it was free admission. I really enjoyed the well curated exhibit that walked me through the history and impact of the uprising. I recommend getting the audio guide that allows you to hear the extra commentary about the various exhibits. This museum is actually very impressive if you like world war II history or you want to have a better understanding of Polish people and their willingness to fight against evil during world war II. Highly recommend.
11loigi (5 months ago)
Highly informative museum. Make sure you get the museum plan, since it is quite difficult to understand which direction to follow inside the exhibition, and be prepared emotionally. It is quite a heartbreaking story of hate, war, massacres, and the fight for liberation. I highly recommend it to understand the history of Poland, as well as its national rhetoric.
Emese Racz (12 months ago)
Interesting museum about the history of the Warsaw Rising. The museum explores the background and the future of the city and the rebellion. If one is not a huge history fan, the museum might get a bit boring after a few exhibits. We visited on Sunday, and the queue lasted around an hour.
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