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Pawiak Prison Museum

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Address: ul. Dzielna 24/26, Warsaw 00-162, Poland
Phone Number: +48 22 831 92 89
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Enabled us to capture a glimpse of what life would be like having to serve a sentence there. Really enjoyed the outsider artwork made by some of the prisoners.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Enabled us to capture a glimpse of what life would be like having to serve a sentence there. Really enjoyed the outsider artwork made by some of the prisoners.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

it was ery good and you could go anywhere but it was small and you couldnt stay there for very long which wasnt very good i dont know if you had to pay but im sure it was worth it no metro near it but it is near a graveyard in a forest

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This museum really moved me. The different cells showed the cramped conditions and the exhibits showed how prisoners made models out of their little pieces of bread to pass the time. I enjoyed reading about the histroy of the bronzed tree and the poetry on the walls moved me to tears. A wonderful place to explore albeit very sad.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

What this museum does well is not just telling the story of the suffering but puts a human face to it. Caricatures, letters, possessions and crafts from inmates gives you a connection. The numbers of inmates, deportees and executions are staggering. Staff are very friendly.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A small museum but sobering and informative. I already knew quite a bit of the history associated with this prison, but to see it, to see the prisoners' pictures, to read their letters, and see how people were expected to exist brings it home that this was how people were treated not that long ago. Very thought provoking.

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A lot of evil crimes were perpetrated here and the feeling of dead is still palpable, It was a sunny day when we visited this musem but the temperature in here was cold. The most moving part of this is the tree outside with the names of the victims it's hard to equate each name was a living breathing person... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Not much of the building remains. The parts that do show murder as a mormal days work. The barbed wire over the gate is a moving remnanr of the remains. The memorial tree shows the death notices of onnocent women, children and men

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Stockholm, Sverige
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Very moving museum, I was moved to tears from all the pictures of the prisoners and their affects. The place is small, but enough to give you a good picture over the situation for everyone there. No café or toilets.

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Lake Elsinore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The museum is small but worthwhile to visit. Lots of history stored in a little place. The exhibits on one side of the museum were easy to read and displayed nicely. You learn a lot of information in a short period of time. The walk there from new town is interesting. A different view of Warsaw from old town.

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Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Very good little museum with lots of information. Well worth a visit. Some here complain that it's too small. Personally I got far more out of a visit here than the rather overwhelming Uprising Museum which takes so long too go round, you can't wait to finish.

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