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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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Small place, big impact

Truly horrifying. It doesn't take much time to go through this exhibit, but you feel drained afterwards. The horrors that took place at the Gestapo Headquarters cannot be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2013
Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Truly horrifying. It doesn't take much time to go through this exhibit, but you feel drained afterwards. The horrors that took place at the Gestapo Headquarters cannot be imagined, but this museum gives you a pretty good idea. This is a place that is prominently mentioned in many literary works about the war years in Poland. By the way, the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

As several people point out, the museum is kind of hidden away, it is in the department of education building, about 8-10 minute walk from nearest tram line. Visit starts with a movie about the history of Gestapo (German Secret Police) in Warsaw and the prisoners. Then you have 2 hallways, one takes you through isolation cells and the other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

This was one of the best museums we went to in Poland. Read about it in James Michener's novel Poland, so was curious to be able to see the Gestapo Headquarters. It is a small museums but so packed with information. Allow for about 2 hours. Videos, audio recordings, just wonderful displays. No bathroom! Nice area of town; nice streets... More 

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Emeryville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

Very eye opening. I tend to forget that Poland, among many countries, went right from Nazi occupation to Communist occupation. For many of the residents life didn't change that much from one to the other. The communists used the same building as the Gestapo.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

The museum is a bit hard to find. It's in the current Ministry of Education. Luckily, we ran into an American Embassy worker on his way to lunch as we were walking towards it, and he showed us exactly where to go. You start with a movie, which tells you about the people tortured and killed in that building. It... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

The visual presentations in this museum are excellent. There was so much information, we were a little drained by the end. Went same day as Paviak Prison as the ticket for one is good for both. Went to the Lazienki Park afterwards for a relaxing stroll.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

This is a very small museum and not easy to find, but worth the trip. The ticket is also valid for Paviak prison on the other side of town. I recommend you see the film before you start the tour. You'll be done in maybe 30 minutes, but the impressions will last a very long time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

The museum was quite small but still very interesting. They show a film first about the history of the place and then you can go walk around the halls and dungeons. It's quite disturbing to see the history like this, carvings on the wall and gun holes in the wall. But still worth to visit. Place itself is quite hidden.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

This small place inside of the Department of Education of Poland its a simple but shocking museum. Its easy to reach, easy to move around with two simple entry halls and with a filmography that its available in both Polish and English. Its one of this places that you feel something extra when you walked around. The cells, the photos,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

Very moving tribute to the suffering. Good that there are English as well as Polish signs and notices, so that it is understood by the non-Polish readers.

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