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

Luke Stypulkowski (2 years ago)
Amazing museum and a must visit to better understand the history of the Warsaw uprising! I really love the content and the exhibition. But, I was disappointed in how it was all organized. When walking through while listening to the audio tour was not well organized and confusing being belief. Half way through the museum I wanted a coffee at the cafe conveniently located midway but staff was absent so I went onto the next exhibition. I hope the museum will improve in the future and make it more enjoyable for the visitor to experience the unique experiences of people living in this city's darkest and most inspirational period of history.
Bruce White (2 years ago)
I really liked it! You can learn a lot about the Warsaw uprising, look into the destroyed city in the spring of 1945 by watching a movie. A very emotional place, a lot of facts, a lot of exhibits from those times. For yourself, you can collect a separate calendar for each day of these events, in which everything is painted in detail.
elfacisco (2 years ago)
I don't really like this "modern" empty museum's, i got almost nothing from it, i still don't have a clue about Warsaw uprising
Jan Vekemans (2 years ago)
Nice place to get a view of what happened in WW2 in the city of Warszawa. Stunning to see how the city and subsequently the country was thrown for the lions( in this case left in the hands of the Russians) by the English. And how the entire city was levelled and many people killed while all of this could have been prevented with a little bit of political courage.
Kevin Moulton (2 years ago)
Lots to see. A huge number of exhibits that tell the story in an engaging way. The timeline did seem to jump around a bit but this could possibly be improved with more signage pointing out the order to view exhibits. Lots of thought has gone into the atmosphere and it’s quite visually stunning.
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