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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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Eerie, cold and haunting

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... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

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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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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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114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 480 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank GemZ77
Tame Valley Country Park
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
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!

1 Thank PargaFanatic
Flower Mound, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank 9thTexas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 624 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Although it is small, I’d say this is worth the visit. It is dark and haunting in this museum, and the pre-recorded sounds of screaming really adds to the effect. There is a good video right at the entrance – be sure to watch this as well. There are also a couple of interactive information terminals, with English, that were... More 

2 Thank product-of-canada
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The Gestapo was awful. We often focus on the horrors the Jews faced and forget political opposition to hitler could have you meet a very similar fate. The number of executions at the hands of the nazis is sickening. If you are walking around the city you will notice there is a sign on almost every building stating that the... More 

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