Warsaw Uprising Museum

The interactive Warsaw Uprising Museum makes you experience the horror suffered by the residents of Polish capital in the summer of 1944, with all the senses involved. See the collection of military equipment of the Home Army, hear the sound of bombs, read the moving messages of civilian Warsaw dwellers and listen to dreadful stories told by the survivors of the brutally suppressed uprising.

Tour Overview

Warsaw Uprising Museum provides a complex exhibition devoted to the 63 days of anti-Nazi uprising every visitor to Warsaw should see. Take a guided tour to the cutting-edge museum where thousands of exhibits explain the tragic course of events in the ways suitable for all ages. Watch the first digital 3-D reconstruction of utterly destroyed Warsaw and realise that war is never about military clashes only.

The Wola district of Warsaw is where horrific retaliatory civilian massacres were carried out by the Nazis between August 1 and October 3, 1944. This is also where Warsaw Uprising Museum, devoted to the anti-Nazi rebellion conducted at the time, was opened in 2004. The uprising was doomed to fail, being a semi-spontaneous effort of young, well-organised, yet poorly-equipped Warsaw dwellers who wanted to liberate the city from German troops before the expected entry of Soviets there. Unfortunately, each success of insurgents would result in a Nazi response aimed at the civilians of Warsaw, ultimately leading to the decimation of its population and the destruction of over 85% of the city. The exhibition requires 1,5 to 3 hours of time devoted to and having collected the 63 calendar pages scattered inside means that you have seen everything it provides.

Throughout the tour, you will come across the real account of events by the insurgents, as recorded and made to be heard through the receiver of an old-style phone, see the photographs and films showing the harsh reality of the uprising, and become exposed to the real sounds of war filling the dark interior of the museum. Seeing the collection of pictures recording the massacres, the postcards of unarmed civilians hiding in their basements or familiarising yourself with the tragic stories of child insurgents, will make up the particularly moving part of the exhibition. The exhibition is rich in the military equipment of the era, including the armoured "Kubus" car made by the Home Army or the firearms they would use.

There is a replica of Liberator B-24J hung over a small cinema room where a 3-D reconstruction of the footage of the ruins of Warsaw is shown to visitors, presenting the scale of city's destruction. You will be able to go through a narrow passage resembling the canals the insurgents would use for the deployment of their troops in the city or see the reconstructed interiors of wartime streets and apartments of Warsaw during the tour. Numerous interactive exhibits will make you decide what further information you want to absorb. The museum opens the eye to the effort taken to rebuild the city after the year of 1945, marking the end of WWII and the beginning of communism in Poland.

If you are interested in visiting Warsaw Uprising Museum, contact us with no hesitation to have the tour arranged.

Tour Details

  • The staff of the museum may be particularly sensitive to the "signs of disrespect" at the entry gate - for example, some may be asked to dispose of their chewing gum before entering.
  • It is possible to take a tour of the museum for the visually impaired, hard of hearing and the visitors of reduced mobility. It is advisable to inform us of such special needs concerning your visit to the museum in advance.
  • The display of 3-D "City of Ruins" film is included in the admission fee. The space inside the cinema is limited and there may be occasional lines in front of it.

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