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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 #23 of 133 attractions in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
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Huntsville, Alabama
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
65 helpful votes 65 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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55 helpful votes 55 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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27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

For anyone with even a passing interest in WW2, go and visit this museum. A bit 'tucked away' but our taxi driver found it easily. There's an excellent interactive display and plenty of other exhibits. It's about 8PLN to enter but this also gives you entrance to the Pawiak Prison and you don't have to visit both on the same... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The building is very impressive and your imagination does run wild as your mind goes back in time. The actual museum is very small but does impart information about what happened in the building during the Nazi occupation. Don't worry if you happen to miss this attraction during your visit. There are others museums in Warsaw that are better. There... More

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Small and we found it difficult to find but as with most museums relating to Warsaw from 1939-45 very disturbing and sad and impossible to believe how badly one race can treat another

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London, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

How human beings can be so evil is beyond comprehension. A visit here will not take you very long as the museum is relatively small, but it will give you an excellent idea of what the resistance went through at the hands of the Gestapo and seeing the detention cells will certainly leave a lasting impression. Thankfully it also demonstrates... More

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