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Warsaw Rising Museum
Ranked #12 of 368 things to do in Warsaw
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Warsaw Rising Museum was opened on the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of fighting in Warsaw. The Museum is a tribute of Warsaw’s residents to those who fought and died for independent Poland and its free capital. The exhibition depicts fighting and everyday life during the Rising, keeping occupation terror in the background. Complexity of the international situation at the time of the Rising is portrayed, including the post-war years of the Communist regime and the fate of Insurgents in the People’s Republic of Poland (PRL). With the total area of more than 3000 m2, 800 exhibition items, approximately 1500 photographs, films and sound recordings, history of the days preceding the Rising is told. Visitors are guided through the subsequent stages of the Rising until the time when the Insurgents left Warsaw. Their further fate is also portrayed.
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We visited on New Years' Eve, which I understand was probably not the best day, but we found it to be a little disorganised, with the staff not terribly bothered with helping us. We were unable to get any audio guides as the desk was not unmanned, but the staff were no longer dealing with people. It was a Sunday, so entrance was free, which was a good thing. The place was relatively packed, some of the history was interesting, but it was scattered all over the place, I guess we were unsure of where to go without the audio guides. Still, I would recommend it for future travellers.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

This museum was recommended by family and well worth the visit. It drives home the impact this event had on the people of Warsaw/Poland and their fighting spirit. It takes much longer to go through than we thought. Plan to spend several hours if you want to see everything. I think the ambiance and feel are authentic and I highly recommend visiting.

Thank AZmijewski1972
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

It was a very impressive museum on the history of the city. But I do not advice this museum to sensitive people. It has hard photos (but it is possible to avoid most of them)

Thank Héloïse P
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

The collection that this museum has on display is incredible and the story they are telling is both inspiring and moving. However, to make the ambience match the topic, the whole place is dark and gloomy, so much so that more than half of the signs and items are illegible. There are areas where they use lighting in such a way that the ambience is still one of dark, but the signs are lighted well. I do not know why this does not cover all exhibits. It was a real disappointment for our group.

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Visited the museum on a cold winters day and was shocked at the size of the museum and how in-depth and interesting the exhibits were. Easy to follow the route around the museum and gives you a walk through the lives and times from the break out of war up to the uprising. Many good exhibits all with a plethora of information to go with them. Left the museum with such a greater understanding of the uprising and of the lives of those who were effected. A full size plane hangs in one of the main areas which is particularly eye catching. Spent maybe 3 hours and could have spent longer to take in all the information and to look around the artefacts and displays.

Thank DavidJ3993
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