Warsaw Rising Museum

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79 Grzybowska, Warsaw, Poland
www.1944.pl - 22 539 79 33

Warsaw Rising Museum Reviews

rutemartins rutemart…
5 reviews
Warsaw Uprising Museum the one thats worth it Mar 28, 2016
Warsaw was destroyed so you wont find that much art and past on the streets and for me this is the only museum worth checking (besides copernico museum).

Next to a tram stop, and with prices around 18-25 zl, its a museum with 3floors and much interaction.

The inside welcomes you with sounds of war, bullets, planes, bombs and makes you feel sad because of the Polish past. Anyway, buy the audio, otherwise you will miss a loot of interesting information that we dont learn at school.

At the end of the trip, go to the 3D cinema - its around 5-7min and you will see the ruins of warsaw in the end of the II world war. Spend time to check every corner of the museum.

Free entrance on Sundays! (So maybe will be crowded)
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boxinbcn boxinbcn
75 reviews
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, Apr 16, 2011
Update April 2011.

There's a pretty cool 3D film being shown at the museum called "Miasto Ruin" which is a bird's eye view of just how the city was left after the German retreat. It only lasts about 5 minutes but is worth seeing. Also, the cost of admission is now 10 PLN although it still remains free on Sunday.

By the way, it's "uprising" not "rising"... don't know why it appears that way here.


Winter weather in Warsaw is conducive to plenty of indoor activities. There are numerous theatres, shopping centers, indoor sports centers and interesting museums. For me, this is a perfect time of the year to explore museums. One museum which is a particularly good place to gain a better understanding of this city and Poland in general is the Warsaw Uprising Museum.

Warsaw suffered enormously during World War II, and after the war, communist rule dealt the city a further blow. The Nazi’s goal was to completely raze the city, and they managed to level nearly 90% of all buildings here. Now that Poland is part of the European Union, Warsaw is growing and progressing rapidly. The suffering of the past is still palpable when you explore the city, but people here, while not forgetting the past, have their eyes on the future.

The Warsaw Uprising Museum is a relatively recent addition to the city's cultural attractions. Its objective is to share and commemorate the unbelievably tragic and violent story of the 63 days of armed resistance that the residents of Warsaw undertook against the Germans in 1944. It’s also gathering first-hand accounts of the Uprising from those who lived through it, while they are still alive. (Note: this is different from the Warsaw Jewish Ghetto uprising of 1943).

The exhibits on display range from aircraft to weapons used by the insurgents to uniforms and even love letters, thus presenting a full picture of the men, women and children involved. There is also a great deal of biographical information about key participants on both sides. The exhibits are interactive and informative. Most everything is presented both in English and in Polish. There are also a couple of fantastic documentaries about the Uprising including real newsreel footage. The exhibits are set up so that extremely graphic and unpleasant pictures are not visible to little kids and you are warned in advance in case you don’t want to see them.

A visit to this museum gives a great deal of insight into just exactly what happened to the city and its people during the Second World War. It also sheds light on why the city is as it is today – both physically and character-wise. This isn’t a pleasant morning stroll through a museum but a pretty depressing look at just how terrible people can be to each other, but I recommend this visit highly for anyone who is interested in understanding this city.

About the Uprising… only about 10% of the insurgents were properly armed and thus were completely crushed by the Germans. Though the Russian Red Army was right across the river from Warsaw, they refrained from helping the Poles and didn’t allow the Allies to use their airfields to aid the Poles. As a result, about 180 thousand civilians were killed, 20 thousand Polish soldiers were killed, 25 thousand were left wounded and 16 thousand were taken prisoner. About 26 thousand German soldiers were killed.

Admission costs 4 zlotys except on Sundays when admission is free.
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cotton_foam says:
I missed to visit this museum...
Posted on: Jul 06, 2015
AlicjaK AlicjaK
2 reviews
Warsaw Rising Museum Oct 15, 2008
It took 60 years to open it.


You will hear the war sirens, you will have a look in Varsovians' eyes who fought in nacked hands, you will see exiles. You will see kids who were uprising soldiers. You will see weapon, letters, photographs, movies.

You will see graves on which we built city. And you will see our killers and traitors....

You will see our tears.


Of course you will see it if you mind about the history and truth.
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