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Johan v
Antwerp, Belgium511 contributions
Jul 2020
You can get there by public transport using bus 86E (the E is important) There are not so many buses so best check before you go. The website jakdojade.pl is very useful for this and other trips you want to make using bus or tram in Poland.
At the museum everything is in Polish, but you can buy a booklet for PLN in English.
If you have the chance, watch the documentary made by National Geographic about this place.
Beware that you only see the buildings, all the rest was taken by the Red Army and transported to Russia.
Written July 25, 2020
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Halcatra
Edinburgh, UK483 contributions
Feb 2020
It is one of less known attractions in Bydgoszcz but definitely one of the most interesting! It presents the history of the region during World War II. It is a sad page of the history but the important one anyway. The sightseeing is nicely organised, takes over 2h. I recommend taking a guide, they know so many interesting stories. The easiest way to come here is to go by car, but there are also some buses available in the walking distance.
Written February 22, 2020
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Doug N
8 contributions
Apr 2016 • Solo
Strongly recommended. Museum in derelict explosives factory. Obscure location means access by car or taxi only. Huge site with self guided tour of many buildings hidden deep in forest. Very good displays of processes, weapons, people; definitely does NOT glorify war or weapons. Looks like someone has spent a shed load of money to develop this place. Well worth two hours of your time. Shame that there are no English interpretation boards. Also, at the end of tour you have a one mile walk back to car park, this needs explanation in advance.
Written April 18, 2016
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Luk K
41 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
The museum is located on the outskirts of the city and the old, war weapon factory. It was made with the visitor in mind, you can travel whole route without a guide and special assistance. The price is very low for what the museum offers. Highly recommended with friends or family.
Written November 6, 2018
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vtecnogeek
Guadalajara, Mexico83 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
Being a student of history, science, WWII, I found this place interesting. Most of the information is only in Polish, and our friend got tired of translating for us. That being said, you still get a good sense of history.
Written August 29, 2018
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Mdbx
Lisbon, Portugal48 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
It is amazing to realize how such a large and important complex is hidden in the forest. Check a map and you'll see it is still very hard to find the buildings. The tour is self-guided which allows you to take the time and really imagine how life must have been here. Very interesting place to visit. One thing to note is that the explanations are in Polish only. There is an English paper that explains a few things but that is only a little. So if you cannot read Polish you might want to consider a English guided tour (or bring someone who can read Polish). For us it would have been nice if there was the possibility to have a coffee, thee or something else available at the end to sit, relax and exchange thoughts on what we had seen during the tour. Overall a very good experience.
Written June 24, 2018
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,535 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
This amazing attraction will catapult you into a different reality!
Our tour was almost 3 h long and every minute of it was fascinating because of our excellent guide. For a small fee you can get the most interesting history lesson of your life and truly feel like you are in a virtual reality scenery. You will get to walk the underground tunnels, enter secret war time buildings, interesting displays, mysterious ruins, The history of Hitler's secret ammunition factory and forced labor workforce will unveil. Do not want to give too many spoilers but this will be a very worthwhile visit as it was for us.
We had a car but because of secluded location of this former factory of explosives if you are not familiar with this destination it is best to take a taxi.
Bus no. 68 runs twice a day to the Exploseum .
You really have to book your tour ahead of time and they fill up quickly so call ahead. There are tours in English available. There is a lot of walking. Wear comfortable shoes.
Written May 25, 2018
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JonDoe04134
Umeå, Sweden4,161 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
Starts with a story of Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize (the background music in the first room is the national anthem of Sweden) and proceeds to the history of explosives manufacturing in Nazi Germany, this particular place, wars and explosives in general etc. Between different buildings you walk through tunnels and all is located on the actual site from 1940s, but all is secure and safe to visit. Some of the interactive displays didn't work properly though. There are no lockers, because you start and finish the tour in two different places. About 1km walk from the last stop of the 68 bus line. Visiting it on your own takes about two hours. All exhibits are entirely in Polish, so you need an English tour or someone speaking the language to accompany you if you don't speak it yourself.
Written March 21, 2018
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Alicja
Warsaw, Poland16 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
The museum is located in the woods, in the ruins of German ammunition factory. The ruins itself are an attraction, with their spacious buildings and long tunnels, hidden well from the eyes of enemy during the war. At the beginning of the visit you find out that the museum is only taking 1% of original factory area, which is really giving you a sense of how huge it was.

The exhibition is prepared carefully and in an interesting way - you will not only learn about the history of the factory, but also about 2nd world war, as well as the history of invention of dynamite and Alfred Nobel's biography - there is sth for everyone.

Taking all this into consideration, it's really weird that this museum is not perfectly prepared for foreign tourists. There are no translations into English next to exibits, so I'm guessing if you're a non-Polish speaker, you have to take a guided tour or an audiobook. Still, I think it's worth it. Guided tour takes 2,5h, but seeing the museum on your own will take you 2 hours anyway and with a guide it might be even more interesting. If I had to pick again, I would go for a guided tour. Still, this was 12 PLN well spent. I recommend it to everyone interested in history.
Written August 17, 2017
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Artur K
Warsaw, Poland52 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
Really cool place but far away from The City Center. Possibility to see history of Bydgoszcz and also history of 2nd World War.
Written April 8, 2017
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