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Gestapo Headquarters Museum

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Neighbourhood: Śródmieście Południowe
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Address: ul. aleja Jana Chrystiana Szucha 25 | Ministry of National Education Building, Warsaw 00-580, Poland
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+48 22 629 49 19
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An incredible snapshot of history

This museum took a little finding as it is not very obvious from the road. Staff were not overly friendly and couldnt be accused of being helpful in any way. Free entrance on a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum took a little finding as it is not very obvious from the road. Staff were not overly friendly and couldnt be accused of being helpful in any way. Free entrance on a Thursday and I bought a guide leaflet that was interesting. Very dark inside and at times I really struggled to see. If you have an interest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum, which we would have spent about 40 minutes in. Not much to see, but its enough to see the horror and get a sense of the bruitality of WWII. Worth seeing.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see this museum, it's tucked away in Southern Warsaw, near a big beautiful park but is worth visiting if WW2 history is your thing. The atmosphere inside here is grim and eerie, it gives you a sense of the place but when I was there it felt like I was being watched. The cells are cold and damp... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is not very well marked, but definitely something everyone should see while they're in Warsaw. This museum commemorates the members of the Polish resistance that were tortured by the Gestapo in Warsaw during World War II. While small, the exhibit is very intense and I was unsure if I could walk through it. As common throughout Poland, they're... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This museum is a bit difficult to find - there is only Polish signage, so if you do not speak the language it might take a bit to find. It is also small, but the size is not a proper measure of the gut-punch you get from walking the interior of this Gestapo headquarters and torture center. There is even... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

First of all, picture is not correct, but the adress is. It's not too difficult to locate, just enter the main gate at the mentioned adress and turn left. You will see a door (picture). Enter the door and get a ticket, than proceed to the main hall. There you'll see a film (with English subtitles), and can continue onwards... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Tiny museum, a bit hard to locate but a must see in Warsaw. Standing in a building where such atrocities took place really makes you think. Visiting this museum enhanced my stay in Warsaw and my understanding of WW2 - another piece of a very sad jigsaw. I'd highly recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Do not think one can imagine what awful things happened here under the Nazi regime but In my opinion a must to realise the sad inhumanity perpetrated by man to his fellow man. Sad but worth a visit to realise how brave the inmates were!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Not a very large musuem, but it gives you a good understanding of how terrible the people of Warsaw were treated duing the occupation by Germany. Not easy to find, but if I can find it any one can, but the cabbies definatly can find it if you give them the address. The rooms give you an errie feeling walking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This museum is a very moving place which really does deliver an idea of the awful conditions those under arrest were held under. The etchings scratched on the walls by those under interrogation are harrowing. For such a small place the amount you learn is impressive. The English translations are good and there is an English version of the film... More 

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