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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 #26 of 145 attractions in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a small, but worthwhile museum in Krakow. It was the headquarters of the Gestapo and people were interrogated, tortured and detained here temporarily, usually before imprisonment or execution. These unfortunates were often members of the polish resistance, but sometimes innocents too. Particularly worth seeing here are the jail cells with many inscriptions, some heartfelt, from ex-detainees. Not visited... More

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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Yes it is tricky to find but worth the effort. Try looking on google maps or something first so you know what you're looking for. Good museum with lots of information. I think there should be more than the three interactive screens though so more than three people can look at once as there aren't so many actual exhibits to... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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15 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This museum is extremely hard to find from the street. We walked right past it twice before asking someone. Then when we arrived, there was a large class being taught in Polish right in the front entrance area that we had to squeeze past on the way in and out in order to see the museum. It felt very rude... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We really wanted to visit this museum but it has strange opening hours - somedays it is closed - so, sadly we missed it. Check out when it is open on t'internet

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It was a little hard to find, we walked past it twice before walking into a courtyard and finding it. The video at the beginning was in Polish so that didnt mean much to me, however the imagery was very moving. It's a small museum, but we spent nearly an hour there. It is so intense but if you really... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Small but very sobering with lots of easy to read information! Beats the Uprising Museum hands down, by far the best museum in Warsaw and highly recommended. Very sad and poignant but necessary information in the headquarters of the Gestapo, true stories and interactive screens. This small museum leaves a imprint on you which you just cannot forget!

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Warsaw, Poland
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176 reviews 176 reviews
46 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Plenty of exhibits. Well kept. It is a small museum but it gives a very powerful message. Never ever again must we allow this to be happen.

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Vancouver, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Being a big history buff and a big fan of Czas Honoru, I had to see this place. It is a somber place that the ghosts of the Polish patriots still loom. It is small but speaks a powerful message. A must see.

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