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Resistance & Persecution Museum

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Excellent informative , thought provoking museum on Dortmund's history inthe 1930's

This small museum is tucked away behind the train station in the outer ring road of Dortmund. Few... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2018
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Excellent Museum. Tough Subject.

I found this museum to be excellent. There are not a lot of artifacts, but there is a lot of... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Steinstrasse 50, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 5025 002
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Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

This small museum is tucked away behind the train station in the outer ring road of Dortmund. Few parking bays along the main road or paying car park few steps away . By main station The former police station and jail is almost as it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

I found this museum to be excellent. There are not a lot of artifacts, but there is a lot of information. The museum is almost entirely in German, but there is an excellent guide book in English that explains much of what one sees. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Museum is terrifying and really interesting but lack of english descriptions is really turn down. Friendly staff gave me leaflet so i could understand something from cells but google translator came really handy and gave me more from tour than just leaflet. I recommed to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank villef2014
Reviewed August 9, 2017

This small museum is tucked away behind the train station. The unobtrusive exterior doesn't give much clue as to the powerful exhibition that lies inside. This former police station and jail was left largely unscathed by the Allied bombings and the building, now preserved more...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Thingshelenloves
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

Free to enter but you will leave slightly somber. Exceptionally well kept and preserved, you can feel the suffering! Exhibits all in German but there is an English guidebook available to buy for a few Euro.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank midlifemike01
Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

An interesting way to learn some history and see an old prison transformed into a museum. The old cells have pictures and all stuff of information in them displayed on the wall or in cases. The entry is free but you can make a donation...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank 866cristii
Reviewed July 30, 2016

Only a few steps outside the Dortmund train station, sits a rather non-descript building that hides within a mix of businesses and apartment buildings. Enter and any lightheartedness you may have had simply vanishes. A foreboding atmosphere awaits one as you inspect the various cells...More

Date of experience: June 2016
5  Thank MrsFeckner
Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Museum is fine but language is very big barrier to understand. Only one room describes old period. There is 47 rooms. 46 rooms are exhibition of Nazi period of Germany. I recommend it. This is free entrance.

Date of experience: February 2016
3  Thank Emre D
Reviewed March 3, 2015

Theres a reason its free to get in. Dont bother wasting your time. Most of the rooms are full of posters and information you can see in books.

Date of experience: February 2015
3  Thank 354jasonh
Reviewed September 25, 2014

Firstly, this is not easy to find, with the entrance tucked away in a courtyard with very little signage. But it's worth hunting down, because it's an extraordinary experience. The old Nazi prison houses exhibitions in each of the cells, tracing the rise of Hitler...More

Date of experience: September 2014
9  Thank rednipnoj
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