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Czar PRL - Life under Communism Museum

Minska 22 | entrance from Glucha street, Warsaw 03-808, Poland
+48 664 828 243
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We are glad to invite you to our private communist museum. This is the first idea in Warsaw to show how people used to live during communist times. You can see typical furniture, everyday use things as famous washing mashine "Frania", tv-set "Rubin" or unique "Saturator". There are few different sections, where you can experience propaganda, lifestyle, politics or ordinary day from the times. The exposition is a perfect background to the history of Communism in Poland. The main idea is to experience the times and find out the absurds of everyday life.
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Minska 22 | entrance from Glucha street, Warsaw 03-808, Poland
+48 664 828 243
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Some people aren't transported by this little museum, but we definitely were. No, it's not Communist Disneyland - that's not the point. But it is a great representation of the smallness, the simplicity, and even the grunge of Communist-era Poland. The building itself is in...More

Thank BMunchausen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are some nice soviet-era items, but it didn't really give me the feeling of being back-in-time as such. Wouldn't recommend this without a guide to tell about the history as well.

Thank Hans L
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Tiny private enterprise of assorted bric-a-brac from the communist era. The place basically constitutes a single room in an industrial unit. A bit of a non event but full marks for private enterprise with your grannies old washing machine.

Thank Scottishdoc
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

The "czar" or "charm" as it is translated, of the Polish People's Republic is a wonder and a flash from the past. I was out here over the worst of times in Poland, straight out of high school from the US. The difficulty of average...More

1  Thank Gizbab
Reviewed 6 May 2017

It's a bit hard to find. When you reach the address look for an orange car. Then you are near! It is worth looking for. It's not big but there is still lots to see. I was born in 80's and there are familiar toys...More

Thank Niina B
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I found this museum interesting and insightful, it was good to see the daily life under communism and I learned much and felt that it was worthwhile. The vegetable peeler apparatus was funny and picturing everyone cramped together in one room watching a major event...More

1  Thank KweqSmanit
Reviewed 1 March 2017

No visit to Warsaw should be complete without an insight into Poland's time spent under the communist regime & the Czar PRL Museum is certainly a good place to start. The museum is situated over the bridge in the Praga district & took us about...More

2  Thank Mark L
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This museum is very small and a bit off the beaten track but it is still worth a visit. All of the labels and signs are in English as well as Polish. It is very hands-on, with items from the communist times that you can...More

1  Thank GinnyShoe
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Especially together with the comunism tour a MUST when you visit Warsaw. Most tourists do not get any information about the "why" when having a look on e.g.: the architecture in Warsaw. Having a look on what the everyday life in Poland looked like, the...More

Thank 257frank
Reviewed 7 January 2017

It's truly an amazing attraction for the younger generation, I could finally get the slighest idea of what life looked like when my parents were my age. The place is tiny but filled with genuine items, very interesting for anyone who'd like to understand a...More

Thank Martyna R
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