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Gestapo Headquarters Museum

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Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
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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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Evidence of man's inhumanity to man.

This a small museum - apart from a audio- visual presentation as you arrive the rest of the museum is the underground cells where the poor unfortunates were taken, interrogated... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Terrigal, Australia

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Terrigal, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This a small museum - apart from a audio- visual presentation as you arrive the rest of the museum is the underground cells where the poor unfortunates were taken, interrogated, tortured and often killed. For many this was a one way trip. One of the visuals as you walk into a corridor of cells is a video presentation that for... More 

Thank Vada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Very interesting when you consider the Warsaw Revolution was around the same time as the headquarters was in use. Easily reachable by foot from city centre and at €2 is well worth a visit. A slide show with an audio of the history of the museum followed by a look around the cells etc. Small inside but would recommend.

2 Thank John M
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We found the museum fairly easily having read the other reviews. I'd strongly recommend doing that. I never noticed it is closed on Mondays and on Tuesdays, but it is so I didn't get to check it out. The web site appears to be in Polish only so I'm giving this review to assist others. I'd try again as the... More 

Wakefield, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

You would never know the unspeakable horrors that went on inside this building from standing on the street looking up at it. It looks like every other government type building. As one of the other reviewers said, this was the most feared place in Warsaw. All of the things that the Gestapo were accused of doing they did and most... More 

1 Thank zippy608
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

From the airport take bus 188 bus stop is located at ground level in front of airport. After 30 minutes take stop marszalowska. Go up the stairs on the left. Walk until the next interstate take a richt and after 70 meters there are big collums behind the gate on the left sight there is the entrance. 8 slot per... More 

1 Thank Raimond N
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Unfortunately we arrived too late on Sunday to visit the museum and had to leave on Tuesday. I wish I saw it as my grandgfather was tortured there and survived only a few hours after he was released. As it was, I only saw the building and the courtyard of the most feared place during the occupation.

2 Thank Helena C
Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A lovely summers day when we visited this dark side to Warsaw's history. It really gives a sense of man's inhumanity to man. What it must have been like in those dark days of WW2 is unimanigable , just a little surprised more people do not visit it. It is a little out of the way but we visited the... More 

1 Thank Christopher S
Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We came there on the 1st of August in the morning, lady at the cashier was talking to her colleague so loud that we were not able to hear the voice from the projection shown at the entrance. One of our friends was English and as there was no english translation i asked for a english folder...interrupting that lady a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We came when the projections were turned off so perhaps it wasn't as emotional experience as for most reviewers, but it definitely was interesting. (Some pictures posted by users are NOT from this place so don't look for it when searching for the building!!!)

Thank Dimka D
Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A very interesting place to visit. Very emotional. Most of the information is in English and there are interactive parts that provide an insight into the prisoners lives and also a history of how the war impacted warsaw. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting warsaw

1 Thank Kirsty M

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