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Gestapo Headquarters Museum

Al. Szucha 25 | Ministry of National Education Building, Warsaw 00-580, Poland (Śródmieście Południowe)
+48 22 629 49 19
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Ranked #27 of 136 Attractions in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

A small but impactive museum. Well worth a visit for the historical significance of the location and for what has been uncovered and salvaged for display but I would suggest not for younger children as some of the images / objects on display are quite harrowing. Particularly poignant was the wall of photographs of some of the thousands of faces... More 

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Esher, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Small museum, not much to add to the other reviews. English language content is more limited than Polish I think, so make sure to see the short English film on entry. Take the time to read the info panels especially the one with the biographies of many victims. 30 mins for us. Our younger teens didn't find it interactive, but... More 

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Although of the beaten track well worth a visit. You can do it in 30-40 minutes. Some excellent information on individual victims. Tie in with Pawiak prison. Both free on Thursday.

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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This museum definitely preserves the atmosphere of desperation that oppressed people must experience. It's small, but I spent more than an hour there: there are various videos to watch (unfortunately one was out of order at the time of my visit) and each cell depicts a different aspects. When I arrived I was informed that visits on Thursday are free... More 

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Los Angeles
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Gestapo Headquarters and Museum is easy to miss, but worth a visit. It's small and can be done in less than an hour. However, it's preservation (cells, the Gestapo office, etc.) more than makes up for its small size. You can still see shackles in the cells and bullet holes in the walls. It's so well kept that it... More 

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It has it's merits but you can see it all and read the lot in 20 minutes. Shame there are no figures or more footage but what is there is interesting. For 8 zloty worth a nip in

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The former Nazi headquarters in Warsaw contains a few cells where prisoners were held as well as explanations about torture that occurred there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A small museum but with so much packed into it that I left feeling I had more to see....I had a football match to get to! You can't help but be moved by the surroundings and I felt like crying on several occasions as man's inhumanity to man was revealed.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The museum is housed in the former Gestapo HQ for Warsaw. The very name of the street used to be enough to make Varsovians fearful, and a visit here reveals why. Although very small, the museum uses space extremely effectively. There is a film upon entry (the nice lady at the entrance can put it in English or Polish, for... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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16 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a very small museum that basically consists of two corridors. The entrance fee is a modest 8 zlotys per adult. There are four very ambitious multimedia presentations that highlight WW2 in Poland. When we were there, we were almost alone in the museum and could watch it all at our own pace, but I can imagine that it... More 

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