Military Museums in Warsaw

Military Museums in Warsaw, Poland

Military Museums in Warsaw

Types of Attractions
Museums
Traveller rating
Neighbourhoods
Good for
7 places sorted by traveller favourites
  • Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity.
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.

What travellers are saying

  • Eunji K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had an amazing time in this museum. I learned a lot about Poland history. We went there on the last day of being in Poland, and it was a great choice. I left my wallet in the restroom but the security guy was kind enough to keep it and give it back to me even though the museum was closed. I 100% recommend this museum anyone who's visiting Poland.
    Written 27 April 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Bluesphynx
    Singapore1,619 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had the good fortune of being guided by our excellent Warsaw guide on an optional excursion as part of Trafalgar Tours' Best of Poland . She explained everything significant about the Versailles of Poland including the story of how the King's beloved French Queen disliked the original Italian design but was subsequently happy with the French design!
    Can't forget how she had 16 pregnancies but only four children survived. So it's a love story somewhat like the Taj Mahal being built for a beloved Queen.
    You go through 2 levels of wondrous paintings, portraits, sculptures and artefacts, ceiling frescoes, bedrooms and chambers for visiting dignitaries.
    Then on to the grounds with the gardens in typical Hampton Court style .
    Thoroughly enjoyed being immersed in the aristocratic lifestyle of the era.
    Best done with a professional guide, just the audio guide I suspect, isn't adequate.
    Written 26 April 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Hong Z
    Boston, MA341 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have found this museum is particularly helpful for understanding the strong Polish detestation of Russian imperialists. I even found a clue about why Stalin ruthlessly executed over 20,000 Polish officers during WWII. It is a highly educational museum.
    Written 31 October 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • MateuszK
    Jaworzno, Poland154 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very interesting place to visit. A lot of old military equipment, mainly from World War II, but also from the interwar period. Mainly Soviet equipment, but also Polish and American equipment. The dimensions of some vehicles are impressive.
    Written 3 May 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Roberts69
    Northampton, UK18,826 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The cathedral is located opposite the Warsaw Uprising Monument on the edge of the Old Town. It was completely destroyed in 1944 and so between 1946 and 1960 the church was restored to its former glory. The front façade is marked by a large tympanum pointed by a sculpture depicting the Holy Mary and sided by two low towers. On both sides of the main entrance there are a number of stone tablets commemorating notable Polish military units of the past, as well as an anchor and a propeller symbolizing two branches of the Polish armed forces. The church's lobby is marked by a number of symbolic paintings depicting some of the most prominent Polish battles and Uprisings. Additional battles are depicted on a bronze gate.

    The main altar contains a sculpture of the patron saint of the church, Our Lady Queen of the Polish Crown. Beneath the sculpture there is a steel grating with hundreds of military decorations and votive plaques donated by the soldiers. To the left there is a small Chapel of the Polish Soldier - a Mausoleum of the Defenders of the Motherland. Among the battles featured on stone slabs there are the battle of Cedynia, battle of Grunwald, battle of Vienna, battle of Westerplatte, defence of Warsaw, Warsaw Uprising and the battle of Berlin, as well as other battles of World War II. A chapel to the right of the altar is devoted to the victims of the Katyn massacre. Approximately 15,000 small tablets mark the names of the Polish officers mass murdered by the NKVD in 1940, while an additional 7,000 wait for the names of those, whose bodies are yet to be found.

    A good Church for those with an interest in Military History.
    Written 2 November 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Rachel A
    11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a very interesting museum, which provided a lot of information on a topic that we didn't previously know very much about. As we visited on a Monday, the musuem was free which was even better. There are a lot of different displays to read focusing of different aspects of the uprising, all translated to English.
    My favourite part was the section dedicated to heroines of the uprising and the different parts that women played.
    The layout of the museum is quite confusing, with the top floor actually being the second exhibition you are meant to see.
    Shop was on a break when we visited but I will be ordering a book with more information.
    Written 11 April 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Daisyljm
    Colchester, UK14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really enjoyed myself! I'm a non Polish speaker with a bit of an interest in Russian and Polish history, so it was incredibly interesting to see the multiple phases of the Citadel's usage.
    Definitely recommend a visit if you're interested in military, Russian, Polish history. The size of the fortress itself made the visit worth it for me. You can't walk the whole way around inside, as its owned by the Polish military, but you're able to do so from the outside.

    As a non Polish speaker, I didn't find it hard to understand what was happening. There ARE English translations (not sure why some reviews are saying that nothing is in English). If there was a sign in Polish, the staff didn't mind me using translate to figure it out. Speaking of the staff, they're super nice! Again, I don't speak Polish and they don't speak Englush but they're incredibly eager to help.

    The price for entry was low - only 10zl!

    I live in Warsaw, so I'm rather used to finding hidden entrances for buildings and museums! Those saying that the entrance is difficult to find may not be used to this process - simply follow the directions to the museum on Google maps by walking alongside the river, go under the underpass, walk up the steps of the side of the citadel, go to the middle of the main memorial and take the right gate. There are signs directing you from this main memorial.
    Once you walk up the Execution path, go inside the main complex and open the door that says 'Museum of the Citadel' - it almost looks as though its not the correct entrance but it most definitely is! It looked closed when I approached, but the door is open.

    Once inside, I was offered a place to put my bag and coat and was greeted with smiles. :)
    Written 13 March 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
All Warsaw HotelsWarsaw Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Warsaw
All things to do in Warsaw
Day Trips in Warsaw
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire