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Pawiak Prison Museum

Ul. Dzielna 24/26, Warsaw 00-162, Poland
+48 22 831 92 89
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In the Jewish Ghetto

On our way to the POLIN, we passed this museum. The art work surrounding it alone has such impact... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
Strong impression

A very significant museum. Important to understand the history of Poland. Well displayed, a lot of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
nadi O o
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Ul. Dzielna 24/26, Warsaw 00-162, Poland
+48 22 831 92 89
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our way to the POLIN, we passed this museum. The art work surrounding it alone has such impact. It is torn and tattered like the Poles that were tortured inside. It is a must see.

Thank Nina1940
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very significant museum. Important to understand the history of Poland. Well displayed, a lot of imteresting items. Highly recommended for history lovers. A real monument to the 20th. century Polish history.

Thank nadi O o
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is situated in the old ghetto area. A part of the prison gate survived and is still there. This prison used to held mostly political prisoners and many people were tortured and killed here, where they kept up to 10 people in a cell...More

Thank lelujam
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Pawiak Prison is a small but powerful museum. It will be worth your time and effort. As you walk in, you are greeted by a brass model of the Famous Elm Tree that stood witness to the many atrocities on the prison grounds. There is...More

Thank JessePereira
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

A small museum with great exhibits. Can be done in an hr or so. Place is easy to miss as its located abit further in from the main road. The elm tree is symbolic. The section where the prisoner's clothes with blood stain was sad...More

Thank maria s
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

My brother recommended this museum, as he visited a number of years ago. It feels wrong to say that something so harrowing was excellent, but the way this prison has been preserved and portrays the horrors of the past is spectacular, and a place that...More

2  Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Not much is really left of the original Pawiak prison, but the place is very interesting and a must see for anyone interested in WW2 and visiting Warsaw. The staff is very nice and helpful, and I would love to visit the place again.

Thank Flemming N
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Seek out this museum- very small attendance but so worth while- in a former prison in Warsaw that was mostly destroyed by the Nazis at the close of WW2- but what remains and the exhibits tell a very compelling and hard to fathom story of...More

Thank scottestill
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Excellently presented exhibition with very moving displays. Tree memorial is also beautiful. Thursday has free entry.

Thank PeeTeeMascot
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Having watched Czas Honoru on TV in Scotland for years, this was my first stop in Warsaw. It is haunting, but fascinating. The few staff (I was the only person there) are helpful and buy the DVD.

Thank Alistair C
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16 November 2016|
Response from watburg77 |
ok i found it thursday is free 10pln otherwise