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Gestapo Headquarters Museum

Address: Al. Szucha 25 | Ministry of National Education Building, Warsaw 00-580, Poland (Śródmieście Południowe)
Phone Number: +48 22 629 49 19
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Ranked #30 of 144 Attractions in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

As other reviews point out, it is small but it really packs a punch. Of the several WWII related places I have been, it has the best background overview (in the screens in one corridor) to better appreciate the context of what you are seeing. The office and holding cells are chilling to see, especially while you hear vocal histories... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Cheap Interesting Valuable experience. All in all it will only take about 45 minutes to go all the way around but was one of my favourite parts of the trip, do this then the paviak museum just around the corner (normally one ticket includes entrance to both too).

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

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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68 reviews 68 reviews
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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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146 helpful votes 146 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 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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