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Pawiak Prison Museum

ul. Dzielna 24/26, Warsaw 00-162, Poland
+48 22 831 92 89
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Ranked #27 of 143 attractions in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Norrkoping, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you're nearby then pop in but it's not worth going to Warsaw for. It's mostly small items in glass cases and notes telling the story of the prison.

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Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very interesting museum in the reconstructed Pawiak prison. it's inconceivable how this prison was activating, a lot of authentic drawing of the prison, original prisoners tools and Torture machines and tools, it looks like prisoners lived there yesterday and left. there is a big show room, and then you can stroll the prisoner cells, wile every room has it's own... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I'd passed by this museum in winter, and if it was possible to look worse, being surrounded by snow didn't help. But it's not supposed to look nice - it's the basement and remains of the front gate of Pawiak Prison. The prison was used as a political prison by the Russians then the Nazis for over 100 years and... More

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

There is only a gatepost of the original prison left the remainder having been blown up by the Nazis as they left. The exhibition is housed in a semi-underground bunker which is fittingly chilling. Many of the exhibits focus on individuals and their fate as they were imprisoned and for almost all made their way on to death camps. It... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I have been here twice and needless to say it is an interesting historical place to see. It is important to see it if you are visiting Warsaw. You will inside feel the pain of those political prisoners who were either killed or sent to gas chamberd.

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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is on par with the excellence of the Uprising museum. The exhibits are really informational and there is plenty to occupy you. I didn't feel rushed here as it's of a fairly reasonable size and spaced out. The museum is quite a trek from the nearest Metro station but I think there's a tramline nearby.

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West Midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Pawiak Prison museum is housed in the remnants of the original prison and is testimony to the many atrocities which befell many people in Poland during the occupation. Whilst it is a very small museum, the articles and exhibits on display are quite vast and well labelled. The museum is free to enter on Thursdays and the staff are very... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

it was very interesting but a little small, the staff were really lovely, it is a little out of the way from everything but i am glad i went to see it.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Very interesting museum in the reconstructed Pawiak prison where a lot of people were sent to be interrogated by torture and other horrifying means. This museum links directly with the Gestapo Headquarters museum so is good to do both. It is reasonably small and the first room doesn't have any link to Pawiak itself and holds items commonly seen in... More

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Preston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Incarcerations, torture and executions are synonymous with Nazi occupation and no more so than the prison at Pawiak where an estimated 37000 people were executed and another 60000 sent to extermination camps like the one at Treblinka. This is a sombre and thought provoking exhibition of the atrocities carried out by the occupying Germans. Very little of the prison remains... More

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