Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
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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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worldtravela69
London, UK511 contributions
Jan 2023
This is part of a great history lesson for tourists and locals alike. Has a lot to follow and the layout in not really chronological but you will learn a lot!
Written 23 January 2023
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Krill
Warsaw, Poland113 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Great place to visit and learn more history about Warsaw during the WWII. Museum explains the Uprising preparation and action very well and also provides a lot of artefacts to view and touch.
Written 3 January 2023
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Tomasz K
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Dec 2022 • Friends
Very nice museum, very good for learning how Polish people resist during World War II in their capital under Germany occupation
Written 16 December 2022
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bassman274
Belfast, UK24 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Went to the museum to kill an hour, ended up spending over 3 hours here. The place is fascinating and I learned a lot I never would have known before. I'd highly recommend it even if you're not a history buff. They have a small cloakroom that was full when we got there but there were unattended coat racks available
Written 11 December 2022
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Nigel & Irina
5 contributions
Nov 2022
Well presented exhibition with lots of artifacts, however the partially darkened rooms, presumably to create an atmosphere, detracted from the ability to actually see and read some of the information displays.
Impressive amount of original material covering the uprising.
Written 25 November 2022
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Natalia S
Warwickshire, UK189 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
The museum is very informative, but to a point it gets overwhelming! Especially if you don’t really know much about the Uprising already.
The technology and the way the information is presented is great, really pulls you in but the way the museum is set out is a bit of a mess. There is no definite structure so you read one item but then either go back or forwards in time on the next item.
Also, we went on a Monday which was a free admission day and there were lots of school kids running around. We weren’t really able to go on another day, but I would recommend going on a day when you have to pay to avoid the crowds of kids.
The cafe in the museum is great and a calm place in comparison. The cake and drinks in there were tasty, also reasonably priced.
Toilets and cafe were very clean, the museum itself well looked after.
Written 13 November 2022
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claraabear88
Canada8 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
I went on a rainy Sunday, so I think because of the weather it was museum day for many people and it was over crowded. Getting tickets was quick, but the space for audio tours is small and waited at least 15 minutes to get in.

Overall I just found the museum a bit overwhelming with the amount of content. Between the audio tour, the info plaques, videos, etc., it was a lot to cover. You could probably spend 8 hours here if you want to see absolutely everything. I really enjoyed it to start but after 2 hours I just started rushing through. The lay out was also difficult, I tried to follow the map provided but it can be a bit disorienting determining where you are and what number to select in the audio tour.

If I was to do this again I'd purchase a walking tour with a guide and then backtrack on my own after.
Written 15 September 2022
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littlenutri
Warsaw, Poland17 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
A must see place in Warsaw. We visited with two teenage girls who were amazed by the exhibitions. They collected all the calendar cards that describe each significant date of the Uprising. They certainly weren't bored. There are a lot of interactive gadgets and multiple recorded interviews with the insurgents. For any Warsaw inhabitant it's a really emotional place.
Written 21 August 2022
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Poleinahole
Switzerland2,039 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
I’m a WW2 History buff and was predisposed to liking the museum. I visited on probably the busiest day of the year. 1 August, the anniversary of the uprising. At 12 pm getting a free ticket at the kiosk (museum shop) was quick, but there was a one hour wait to get in. However, there were soldiers and child scouts singing and playing the guitar while we waited.

There were no more audio guides available to rent, although entry is free on Monday. To avoid the crowds, I’d go at around 3 pm. There was no line to get in then.

There are some interesting exhibits and I spent 2 hours reading the leaflets and exhibits. If I had had an audio guide, it may have added another 30-40 minutes to my visit.

Other reviewers have commented on how hard it is to find your way around the museum. I had no map or audio guide and managed, except at the very end I had to ask a guard to show me the exit. And I’m usually bad at finding my way….:) However, I do agree that the flow and layout isn’t optimum. You often double back on yourself and bump into people going the other way as the direction of the exhibits isn’t one way.

Also, as other reviewers have noted, there are large child groups visiting, which can make for a sometimes pushy and loud experience. Again, visiting at around 3 pm when the museum isn’t so busy should help with this.

If you are pressed for time, the POLIN museum is much better (but it’s about the Jewish history in Poland. However, since the Jews cooperated in the Warsaw uprising the event is also covered in that museum.)

Or, if you are going to Gdańsk, you can skip this museum in favor of the superb WW2 museum there which covers the Warsaw Uprising.

It’s a pity that such a significant event in Warsaw’s history didn’t get the museum layout it deserves.
Written 1 August 2022
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Kurt B
5 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
The artifacts in this museum are great.

The organization of this museum is abysmal. There is no overview or history. You have little indication where to go next. The lighting is dark at times, making thinks hard to read.

Free on Mondays. Worth every penny on Monday.

Very skippable if you are pressed for time in Warsaw.
Written 11 July 2022
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