Museum of Life under Communism

Museum of Life under Communism

Museum of Life under Communism
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Śródmieście Południowe
How to get there
  • Plac Konstytucji • 1 min walk
  • Politechnika • 9 min walk
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  • dionaea3
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Down the memory lane
    I adore this museum. It is small and a little crampy at times but full of interesting objects that most adult Poles will recognise from their childhood ar younger years. It is also a nice glimpse into PRL for foreginers.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 August 2023
  • travelisfun2011
    Chandler, Arizona223 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth seeing if you have time
    This was an interesting museum. We enjoyed learning about the communist way of life. The entrance is hard to find as they are re-doing the front of the building. The girl at the front desk was not very friendly but you didn’t need anything from her anyway
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 October 2023
  • John M
    New York City, New York673 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth visiting
    Great spot for those interested in the history of Poland in the 20th century. The space itself is quite small (located, ironically, above a KFC), but it packs a lot of information. Most charming are recreations of apartments typical of the time period, stocked with authentic items from the period. Visiting is unlikely to take more than an hour.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 May 2024
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John M
New York City, NY673 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Great spot for those interested in the history of Poland in the 20th century. The space itself is quite small (located, ironically, above a KFC), but it packs a lot of information. Most charming are recreations of apartments typical of the time period, stocked with authentic items from the period. Visiting is unlikely to take more than an hour.
Written 11 May 2024
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MaxGlobetrotter2
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is a terrific little museum and well worth an hour or so of anybody’s time.

An eclectic collection of ephemera from the era, and a poignant reminder of this fascinating time.

I loved it
Written 23 February 2024
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Tourist38561267164
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Incredible museum, very informative and insightful. An absolute must visit for anyone interested in recent history.
Written 14 October 2023
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travelisfun2011
Chandler, AZ223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This was an interesting museum. We enjoyed learning about the communist way of life. The entrance is hard to find as they are re-doing the front of the building. The girl at the front desk was not very friendly but you didn’t need anything from her anyway
Written 11 October 2023
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dionaea3
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I adore this museum. It is small and a little crampy at times but full of interesting objects that most adult Poles will recognise from their childhood ar younger years. It is also a nice glimpse into PRL for foreginers.
Written 20 August 2023
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Karen L
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Outstanding artifacts of everyday life - we thought we would be there for less than an hour, but were there much longer taking it all in. Small place but big lessons and memorable examples were taken away with us - explained so much and really gave a glimpse into life in the reality of living in this time. Growing up in the 70-80s in the United States and comparing the everyday to what it would have been like at this same time in Poland under the communist regime was really fascinating and thought-provoking. The apartment replica was a great feature, and one of the most memorable walls for us was the one about the "queues" during ration times. Also, here you are steps away from the MDM area at constitution place and this museum really helps you understand that location (architecture, symbols, etc.).
Written 3 August 2023
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Natalie B
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
So much info to take in at this museum! If you're a history buff, this is definitely a site to visit. Lots to learn about everyday life in Poland under the Communist regime- everything from everyday tech, food, work-life balancing, home living, pop/counter-culture, even fashion!

There's also a cute little Cafe that has cake and coffee, and also sells what I believe are candies from the Communist era- bought some candies for souvenirs :) There's also a gift shop when you enter the museum, lots of neat little items there too!

I will add that this may not be a good place for small children as many of the displayed items are open air and you can't touch. Also, if your kid doesn't like reading (or can't stay still while you're reading), probably not a place to bring them along.
Written 26 June 2023
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Jeff456789
Bristol, UK364 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
This museum is tiny but packed with information. We still managed to spend nearly two hours in there. I loved the cafe where you could order some fizzy drinks which were similar to those they drank during the communist rule.
Written 4 March 2023
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Patryk
Elblag, Poland10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The museum is located in a very accessible location, admission tickets cost pennies and its interior allows you to delve into the reality of life during the communist era in Poland. A café is also available inside the museum, where you can enjoy coffee brewed from a professional espresso machine dating back to the 1960s. The designs of the mugs and refrigerator magnets available in the museum's store evoke cult quotes from Polish films of the communist era. Definitely worth seeing, I heartily recommend it.
Written 20 February 2023
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Ugne
Kaunas, Lithuania33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
It was really cool experience, you could even stop and eat a snack, have a coffee or some lemonade which looks and taste like from that time! It is quite small, but interesting, plus you can stop at the small cinema
Written 30 January 2023
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