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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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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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Interesting history to the museum and great exhibits on show inside. There is not much left of the actual prison apart from the wall outside and believe inside is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
Keansky
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The prison entry is 8 zlotys so well worth a little of your time while in Warsaw to learn about the history of the building and some of the people who unfortunately ended up here.

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Thank kay9797
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Interesting history to the museum and great exhibits on show inside. There is not much left of the actual prison apart from the wall outside and believe inside is a reconstruction but still worth a visit

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1 Thank Keansky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Political freedom is something that many of us take for granted. But in the 1930s and 40s they could get you killed, tortured or otherwise inhumanely treated by the Nazi regime. I knew a reasonable amount about the awful treatment of Jews this showed me that the killing machine was just as "efficient" in the political field. In-depth exhibits in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The original prison was built in 1835. The Nazis used it as the largest political prison in Poland during the occupation of Warsaw in World War II. It is estimated that about 100,000 to 120,000 prisoners passed through Pawiak, mostly members of the underground resistance army and other political prisoners. Approx. 37,000 prisoners were executed and another 60,000 were sent... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Great place to visit even if history isn't your thing. It's easy to get emotional when you see the different displays. Easily accessible by public transportation.

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Thank Chriskjfk
Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I was doubtful about going here, but my friend said we had to visit it and we certainly did. It brings home the horrible events which went on in Warsaw during the war. It gives you a real feeling of what the inhabitants must have gone through during those dark days. Well worth seeking out as a bit off the... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Such an emotional place to visit. Almost all of the rooms are in Polish, german and english. The museum provides information on the prisoners there and even has items that were made by them whilst imprisoned there. One of the most difficult parts was seeing the baby clothes and shoes that were made for the children born in the prison.

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Roskilde, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This museum is one of the most interesting I've ever been to. It is located in the remaining building of the Pawiak Prison which allows you to get a great insight of being locked up in horrific surroundings controlled by the cold-hearted and cruel SSR. Sadly, big parts of the stories from the imprisonment is only written in Polish. Hopefully... More 

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Thank Emma L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

When I visited this place it was with an ache in my heart. To see how much injustice and how people suffered with the Nazi occupation. How Jewish people were discriminated and treated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Another very interesting museum in Warsaw. If you are interested in history and the suffering of the Polish people, this is another museum to visit. Well laid out. You need about 1-1.5 hrs to visit.

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