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Gestapo Headquarters Museum

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Address: Al. Szucha 25 | Ministry of National Education Building, Warsaw 00-580, Poland
Phone Number: +48 22 629 49 19
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A chilling experience. You should go but you won't enjoy it. Displays are very informative but some of the sound effects aren't very effective.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Piraeus, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see Gestapo headquarters with my wife, brother in Law and sister. Seeing the cells and museum very interesting and informative especially from brochures and Real stories written. My sister attempted to touch a wall (she didn't) and the guard acted impolitely telling her not to touch (there wasn't any sign about touching the walls).

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A chilling experience. You should go but you won't enjoy it. Displays are very informative but some of the sound effects aren't very effective.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is very small. We did not know what to expect when we get in. First there is a bigger space where a short movie is shown. The two hallways are very impressive. We were touched by what happened inside. At first we felt uncomfortable. We went outside, deeply touched and overwhelmed. After taking a fresh breath we went... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

A small yet thought provoking museum indeed worth a visit, although hard to find you can locate it with GPS and a good way toi sopend an hour and your ticket price includes a free visit to Parawack Prison ( spelling unsure), but di go for a though provoking visit.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I am really not a fan of these horrifc places but they still remind us of the danger of ditatorship. Not really sure that the inside is so necessary.

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Thank Sed_nomini_tuo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

A very stark reminder of the atrocities carried out by Gestapo during Nazi Occupation. This place is very heavy, thought provoking and dark. It is quite small and took us about an hour. The interactive multi media screens in the corridor hold most of the information (especially for English language) and we were lucky as there were only 2 other... More 

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3 Thank Louisena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

It's small this attraction and the sterling equivalent entrance fee is less than £1.50 each. There is a brief audio presentation and there is more detail provided via video stations along one corridor which you should read before accessing the other corridor where the cells are. It is haunting, seeing where events happened that are graphically described for you. You... More 

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Terrigal, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

This a small museum - apart from a audio- visual presentation as you arrive the rest of the museum is the underground cells where the poor unfortunates were taken, interrogated, tortured and often killed. For many this was a one way trip. One of the visuals as you walk into a corridor of cells is a video presentation that for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting when you consider the Warsaw Revolution was around the same time as the headquarters was in use. Easily reachable by foot from city centre and at €2 is well worth a visit. A slide show with an audio of the history of the museum followed by a look around the cells etc. Small inside but would recommend.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We found the museum fairly easily having read the other reviews. I'd strongly recommend doing that. I never noticed it is closed on Mondays and on Tuesdays, but it is so I didn't get to check it out. The web site appears to be in Polish only so I'm giving this review to assist others. I'd try again as the... More 

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