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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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Small but impressive

This museum basically consists of the cell complex in the cellar of the former Gestapo headquarters (now a ministry). The museum is rather small (2 rows of cells) but nevertheless... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This museum basically consists of the cell complex in the cellar of the former Gestapo headquarters (now a ministry). The museum is rather small (2 rows of cells) but nevertheless impressive. 3 or 4 multi media screens tell Poland's war time history. The cells and interrogation rooms are kept in the original state. Worth a visit when in the neighborhood.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We went here as one of our first places to go in Warsaw and weren't disappointed. It's a small place but the information is really good and I think a great starting point for visitors. We spent about 1.5hrs inside reading the information and taking it all in. Well worth a visit. As others said before there is no toilet... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A very oppressive building which has witnessed some truly barbaric acts of sadistic cruelty, the messages still legible on the cell walls tell their own stories. One can only imagine the fear and horror that the prisoners faced knowing that the likely outcome would be death.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a very good museum, you get a very good understanding of how the Gestapo used Terror and fear. But also shows just how courageous the people of Warsaw where during their countries occupation by the Nazi's.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was a very poignant piece of history that is important to be remembered. Very reasonably priced, a walk from Warsaw Central and a little hard to find but VERY VERY worthwhile.

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Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

.....not the Museum itself, but the details of the horrors that one human could do to another. A very small museum, very sombre and very quiet. I went late afternoon and was the only person visiting, which made it even more thought provoking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is my first review of a Warsaw sight and the one that left the biggest impression. The cruelties that people can do to each other in the name of supremacy. The general Warsaw population lived in permanent terror for nearly six years with daily round ups and indiscriminate executions daily .One cannot even come near imagining daily life and... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

You walk through the entrance and sytraightaway your in the corridor with the cells where the brutal interrogations took place. You can imagine what the victims went though. A very informative tour for those not wise on the hisory. Some great exhibits showing the instruments of torture. It is not a well known attraction and can be tricky to find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Hard to find from the street and looks shut when you get there! Go in the main entrance of the Ministry of Education (large pillars) and you'll see a door on the left. Even if it looks shut try the door. Well worth a visit. No toilet

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Well worth a visit for the interested. The museum tries to give an impression of the events that occurred there and in the main succeeds. Other reviewers describe the exhibits and how to find it. The last solitary cell is used as remembrance, for example Mjdanek and has flowers on the floor. I couldn't find any information there on the... More 

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