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Gestapo Headquarters Museum

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Neighbourhood: Śródmieście Południowe
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Address: ul. aleja Jana Chrystiana Szucha 25 | Ministry of National Education Building, Warsaw 00-580, Poland
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+48 22 629 49 19

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Eerie & Thought Provoking

The museum is quite small and there are only relatively few exhibits, but it's still a must see. Tricky to spot as it's not covered with a great big sign, look out for the pull-up... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ian C
Pevensey, England, United Kingdom
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Pevensey, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is quite small and there are only relatively few exhibits, but it's still a must see. Tricky to spot as it's not covered with a great big sign, look out for the pull-up advert and go through the door to enter. Very inexpensive and definitely worth a visit. You can see the cramped conditions of the cells and... More 

Thank Ian C
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a very small exhibition that is tucked away in a courtyard. However, it is well worth a visit. Although it is a chilling experience, it is yet another museum that should be visited to keep the memory of the horrors of the past alive. The cells are maintained in their original state, and there is a very disturbing... More 

2 Thank Elizabeth S
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241 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

A small and free museum arranged around a corridor of cells with displays. There are a series of very good interactive displays running through the history of WWII. There are some original touches such as the Gestapo radio. This is located a bit south of the centre but you could combine this visit with a visit to the palaces of... More 

1 Thank brenhell
Nottingham England
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

not exactly easy to find, and not a big museum, but well worth a visit. Its dark and its dim and its eerie, but thats the point. It really hits you at what happened in the rooms that you can see and walk past. There is plenty of signs explaining what happened and its a miracle that anyone actually survived... More 

1 Thank Roadsider
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Although the museum was short, it really hammers home the unbelievable atrocities that were committed in WW2, both in this building and by the wider Nazi regime. The atmosphere is dark and chilling, but this is appropriate to the subject matter. It certainly makes you think.

Thank 401Kill
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The entrence was hard to find. Inside the museum I felt uncomfortable, but it was because of the subject: stories about victims of WW2 and Gestapo.. made me silent.. the price is very cheap for students, and the staff is friendly. If you dare, go visit it but not with children.

Thank IidaMS
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I went here by myself and I was the only person in the museum, it was very creepy, to a point where the lady at the ticket counter said it might take up to one hour to visit, i went out after 15, most of the time spent on watching the introduction video at the entrance. Old cells, a working... More 

Thank Jacqueline A
Stranraer, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Certainly left my group of friends quiet. It was very interesting to learn about the history of the torture of the prisoners that took place in the depths of this HQ. It is atrocious. However, I feel if part of the reason you visit here if for the war history, it is a must, and just something that makes you... More 

1 Thank Calum B
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This museum took a little finding as it is not very obvious from the road. Staff were not overly friendly and couldnt be accused of being helpful in any way. Free entrance on a Thursday and I bought a guide leaflet that was interesting. Very dark inside and at times I really struggled to see. If you have an interest... More 

3 Thank AlstonLottie
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a small museum, which we would have spent about 40 minutes in. Not much to see, but its enough to see the horror and get a sense of the bruitality of WWII. Worth seeing.

Thank Andrew S

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