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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 #35 of 152 Attractions in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Los Angeles
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 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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160 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
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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
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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
64 helpful votes 64 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
80 helpful votes 80 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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