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Mausoleum of Struggle and Martyrdom

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One of the best museum i ever seen! no more words to say.... touching and moving it retraces some... read more

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Gestapo ex-prison, very small but full of history. There are cells and material very well... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the best museum i ever seen! no more words to say.... touching and moving it retraces some important moments for the history of the city and beyond, through breathtaking finds of modern warfare! you mustn't miss it!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gestapo ex-prison, very small but full of history. There are cells and material very well preserved. The price is very reasonable and everyone who visits Warsaw should visit it. There are screens that summarize the 2nd world war as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank aggel0s3
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This is an amazing yet sad place. To really understand the struggles of the Pole during the second WW, this is a must.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Y6912DKscotth
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

The Former Gestapo Headquarters, more simply known at the time by the road it was on “Szucka Street”, is tucked away inside the Polish Department for Education building, but the exterior remains much as it was during the Nazi occupation. Free entry is available on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

Only takes one hour, and a bit of a trek, but for dark tourist such as myself, well worth that trek. Torture buildings for the gestapo, and left relatively untouched. Only enough content for one hour, but that is long enough.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank David H
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Chilling to think you are walking in the footsteps of Polska's "disappeared". Holding cells, instruments of torture, informative displays... all Europeans should witness this so that it will not happen again

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank pompeymush
Reviewed 18 July 2018

This tiny exhibit is tucked away in a courtyard so unless you are paying attention, you might just end up walking straight past it. The place is small and there's only couple rooms to see, with interactive displays to tell the story behind why the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank RangeR
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

One of the best finds for Warsaw. It’s something I knew very little about, and I feel the lives of those tortured here should be more talked about. I felt a very odd sickness in my stomach walking around, knowing the place looked exactly the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Kim D
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Very sad history and very professional museum staff. The cells and descriptions and tour and the look of this place is very heavy. Recommended.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank vikpad
Reviewed 24 May 2018

We had read a lot about the occupation and WW2 before we went for our visit to the city. This place makes it all come to life. I got kinda sick to my stomach in there, and had to hold my husband while we were...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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16 April 2016|
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Response from NZHol |
Sorry, not sure but I went early/mid afternoon and it was open. Rather hard to find. I had to ring a bell for entry, like at a private residence.
Ian L
31 January 2016|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
The admission fee was €3 each
11 January 2015|
Response from Howard G |
My hotel was nearby so I just walked. The bus system in Warsaw is very efficient though so I'd recommend you investigate that.