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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 #41 of 213 things to do in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums

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123 reviews 123 reviews
62 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

having expereinced this it is good to remember what kind of ultimate bad people are able to conduct to other human beings. Huh! The museum was at the actual place and was the actual place of the gestapo integrations cells. The place was very authentic and impressive in it true story. It did not make you smily or chatty but,... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place is difficult to find, but stick with it by looking for the banner inside the educational place. Through the gates and just on the left. The interactive boards were good, we had visited auschwitz and had an idea of the type of cruelty that went on. Free on a Thursday but well worth making the effort to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I am surprised at some people saying you can 'do' this in 20-30 minutes, we went on Saturday 24th January, it was about a 30 minute walk from the old town and easy to find. The people were helpful there, there is a short English guide you can buy and a film in English as you enter. (there is also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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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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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
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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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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
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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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