Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, Warsaw

Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
4.5
Military Museums • History Museums
About
The Warsaw Rising Museum was opened on the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of fighting in Warsaw. The Museum is a tribute of Warsaw’s residents to those who fought and died for independent Poland and its free capital. The exhibition depicts fighting and everyday life during the Rising, keeping occupation terror in the background. Complexity of the international situation at the time of the Rising is portrayed, including the post-war years of the Communist regime and the fate of Insurgents in the People’s Republic of Poland (PRL). With the total area of more than 3000 m2, 800 exhibition items, approximately 1500 photographs, films and sound recordings, history of the days preceding the Rising is told. Visitors are guided through the subsequent stages of the Rising until the time when the Insurgents left Warsaw. Their further fate is also portrayed.
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  • Rondo Daszyńskiego • 4 min walk
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Sosuma
Lisbon, Portugal353 contributions
Information overload, done in text heavy manner
Sep 2021 • Solo
The layout and content of this museum is overwhelming, tour direction very unclear, hard to follow events in chronological order due to this. There is a lot to read and not that much to look at, so after a while you lose interest. More interactive or visual displays would have been good. Some of the information is not in English, audio guides cost extra. If you were to read every single plaque and watch every video you would need hours to cover this.
Written 17 September 2021
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Zajączkowska
Krakow, Poland24 contributions
A must see place
Sep 2021 • Couples
The museum is full of emotions. Everyone should visit the place and understand how important part of history of Poland the uprising was. On Moday the museum is free of charge :) i like the idea of collecting pages of calendar!
Written 5 September 2021
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Martina S
1 contribution
Where we have to go?
Jul 2021 • Couples
We are disappointed with this museum.

On the one hand, the decoration is good and there is a lot of material about the Warsaw Uprising that makes it very interesting

But on the other hand, it is a completely messy museum that does not understand what the route is to follow. Yes, it is true that in some areas there are indications but in most not. It should be a unique path to walk.
It should also be added that we arrived just when it had been just 20 minutes since they had opened and we asked for audio guides for more information and they were no longer available. There should be more.

Finally add that there were a lot of people inside the venue.
Written 4 August 2021
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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,725 contributions
The amazing spirit of the Polish people
Dec 2019
This is a must while visiting Warsaw. It is amazing to see the fighting spirit of the people and what they endured during the war.
Written 20 November 2020
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Jarhy Mugby
24 contributions
Very impressive
Dec 2019
Very impressive and emotionally touching. Great collection and very well documented. One of the best WW2 museums I have ever been to.
Written 24 October 2020
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Peter M
London, UK1,438 contributions
Excellentl
Oct 2020 • Couples
Dropped in here as a few hours to spare and understand more about the Warsaw Uprising.
Paid around 50 pzł and also had a hand held audio guide too.
So started off and yes.. Very good. There is a lot to read and see too.
Very well laid out and really there is so much here
My only criticism is that some of the numbers on the audio do not correspond to the guide... So you need to be quite adaptable to this and run around a little..
Other thank that is well worth a visit 😉
Written 12 October 2020
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netia1128
Denver, CO482 contributions
Hard to Follow
Sep 2020
This museum has done an outstanding job of creating visually striking displays and incorporating sound effects that make you feel “excited” as you walk through. The content, however, is very discombobulated and dense. Rather than focusing on the Warsaw Uprising, the majority of the museum is text-heavy overviews of the history of how WW II began, the conflicts that occurred throughout, and even the aftermath of the war as a whole – the same repetitive content you seem to find at most other WW II museums. Although the exhibits are in chronological order, the material is not really, so as you walk around you’re constantly jumping forwards and backwards through time with each display, making it impossible to assemble a sensible storyline in your head. Also, many of the exhibits don’t present a storyline at all – they just talk about dozens of individual Warsaw citizens who participated in WW II. So there is a lot of “Here is John. John was a barber, then he fought in this battalion. Then he was killed in action. And here is Ben. Ben liked to write poems. Then he wrote a newspaper article that said bad things about the Nazis and he was killed.” Perhaps this is the preferred cup of tea for some people, but I struggled to learn much from this museum and found myself mostly bored and confused about in which order I should be looking at the displays.
Written 8 October 2020
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Katie D
London, UK1,177 contributions
Confusing layout
Sep 2020
I was really excited to come to this museum as I think it is such an important part of the history here and was keen to learn more. Whilst there are some really interesting exhibits here, it's hard to follow in a linear fashion as the layout is very confusing and it isn't clear of the journey you are supposed to take around the various levels. Even some of the arrows showing the 'Direction of the tour' point to each other! This is a shame as some of the content was great. There also didn't seem to be much consideration towards social distancing either as there was no one-way system in place, although there was a temperature check on arrival. Easy to buy tickets online too. The rose garden is really beautiful so take a look at this on your way out.
Written 28 September 2020
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DD1
Zurich, Switzerland32 contributions
Great Experience - Warsaw Uprising Museum
Aug 2020 • Solo
The Uprising Museum in Warsaw is well worth the visit. Easily got tickets by arriving a bit early, by around 10:00. I opted for the audio guide which I found worth it for the additional information. The setting, lighting and sound effects really enhance the experience. The way to the museum is a good walk from the city center. Would highly recommend visiting this museum for a better understanding of Polish history and its people.
Written 27 August 2020
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Pip C
Manchester, UK40 contributions
So disappointing
Jul 2020 • Solo
I had 2 major problems with this museum:
1. The layout is just appalling, making it very difficult to walk though as intended.
2. There is simply too much - almost every inch of every wall is covered in the "exhibits", making for total overload.
Better signage and a "less is more" approach would have made for a better experience.
Written 21 July 2020
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