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Gestapo Headquarters Museum

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Neighborhood: Śródmieście Południowe
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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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This museum was definitely worth a visit, but it's easy to miss. We passed the entrance a few times without realizing it, as it's not marked, nor could we find the address number... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This museum was definitely worth a visit, but it's easy to miss. We passed the entrance a few times without realizing it, as it's not marked, nor could we find the address number. If you can locate the aleja Szucha (where it's a block or two from Lazienka Park), you should look for the Ministry of Education (Ministerstwo Edukacji Narodowej).... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Althougt it is a small museum it tells a lot of the cruelties that jewish in Warsaw went through. It is not a happy story but a good reminder of the history we should not forget.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It's free to enter and everything is in english. Really informative and worth a trip if your interested in that era. The experience will leave you feeling pretty shocked and reflective but I guess thats the point right?!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This was the highlight of my trip. The Germans used this building to torture Polish Home Army resistance operatives and then send them to Pawiak prison to be murdered. There is an informative video theatre, and the cells are preserved as they were in WW2. The defiant graffiti carved on the wall by men about to die is very moving.... More 

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I had read the comments on TA before, but I was not prepared at ALL. First - arrival really isn't difficult at all if you read the reviews here. Enter through the MAIN gates of the Ministry of Education building and then there is a door right on the left side that is closed, but it is unlocked. Entrance is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The Gestapo museum exhibit, is a little difficult to find, but well worth it. Open from 1000. Cost was 3zl entry. I wondered how many entered there and never came out alive?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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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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Address: Address: Al. Szucha 25 | Ministry of National Education Building, Warsaw 00-580, Poland
Phone Number: +48 22 629 49 19
Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Central Poland  >  Mazovia Province  >  Warsaw>  > Śródmieście Południowe

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