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Resistance & Persecution Museum

Steinstrasse 50, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 5025 002
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Educational & Thought provoking Museum.

This small museum is tucked away behind the train station. The unobtrusive exterior doesn't give... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
helens2ry
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Paderborn, Germany
Never forget what happened!

Free to enter but you will leave slightly somber. Exceptionally well kept and preserved, you can... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
midlifemike01
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Steinstrasse 50, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 5025 002
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum is tucked away behind the train station. The unobtrusive exterior doesn't give much clue as to the powerful exhibition that lies inside. This former police station and jail was left largely unscathed by the Allied bombings and the building, now preserved more...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Free to enter but you will leave slightly somber. Exceptionally well kept and preserved, you can feel the suffering! Exhibits all in German but there is an English guidebook available to buy for a few Euro.

Thank midlifemike01
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

An interesting way to learn some history and see an old prison transformed into a museum. The old cells have pictures and all stuff of information in them displayed on the wall or in cases. The entry is free but you can make a donation...More

1  Thank Cristi I
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Only a few steps outside the Dortmund train station, sits a rather non-descript building that hides within a mix of businesses and apartment buildings. Enter and any lightheartedness you may have had simply vanishes. A foreboding atmosphere awaits one as you inspect the various cells...More

4  Thank MrsFeckner
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Museum is fine but language is very big barrier to understand. Only one room describes old period. There is 47 rooms. 46 rooms are exhibition of Nazi period of Germany. I recommend it. This is free entrance.

3  Thank Emre D
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Theres a reason its free to get in. Dont bother wasting your time. Most of the rooms are full of posters and information you can see in books.

3  Thank Jason H
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Firstly, this is not easy to find, with the entrance tucked away in a courtyard with very little signage. But it's worth hunting down, because it's an extraordinary experience. The old Nazi prison houses exhibitions in each of the cells, tracing the rise of Hitler...More

8  Thank rednipnoj
Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Pretty central, the entrance was free. It has an old air of prison like combined with several vintage objects and comunist pictures.

1  Thank Cristi A
Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

We visited with my 13 year old son who at school studies the rise of Hitler. He was impressed by the place itself and by the many rooms (44 in all) each explaining another stage in this tragic era. Certainly comprehensive. Rare treat.

5  Thank Guy E
Reviewed 27 April 2014

I was not eager to go to this museum given the name and it was a pretty sobering experience but I am glad I went. It is housed in a 20th Century jail which was used by the Nazis as a clearing house before and...More

5  Thank John K
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