The Warsaw Rising Museum
The Warsaw Rising Museum
4.5
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Warsaw Rising Museum was opened on the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of fighting in Warsaw. The Museum is a tribute of Warsaw’s residents to those who fought and died for independent Poland and its free capital. The exhibition depicts fighting and everyday life during the Rising, keeping occupation terror in the background. Complexity of the international situation at the time of the Rising is portrayed, including the post-war years of the Communist regime and the fate of Insurgents in the People’s Republic of Poland (PRL). With the total area of more than 3000 m2, 800 exhibition items, approximately 1500 photographs, films and sound recordings, history of the days preceding the Rising is told. Visitors are guided through the subsequent stages of the Rising until the time when the Insurgents left Warsaw. Their further fate is also portrayed.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • ryanb2300
    Charleville, Ireland117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mind blown must do in Warsaw
    This is A must do if you are in Warsaw a few days, it’s entry fee is cheap. Can be a bit confusing trying to find entrance though. But once you are in this place will just make your jaw drop with the atrocities that Poland faces during WW2, there is many language options so it’s easy to understand. The artificacts are so amazing and the place feels very moody and atmospheric. Listening to survivor stories would make you sick and emotional. So this place is definitely not for faint of heart. Nonetheless such a fascinating museum and so interesting.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 12, 2023
  • Feliz H
    Bremen, Germany1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good museum to visit
    Good museum to visit. It tells the story of the second world war and what happened in Poland. I recommend at the entrance to use the audio in your language, it will be a better visit following the numbers to understand better.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Wallaby1304
    Maghull, United Kingdom38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Museum
    This amazing museum was the main reason we came to Warsaw. It is a must see. We arrived around 3:30pm and it closed at 6pm. We wee unsure if we’d have enough time but the recommendation was 2 hours. We all felt we could have stayed much longer as there was so much information to consume. It is very well laid out and the exhibits were displayed beautifully.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Eunji K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing museum
    I had an amazing time in this museum. I learned a lot about Poland history. We went there on the last day of being in Poland, and it was a great choice. I left my wallet in the restroom but the security guy was kind enough to keep it and give it back to me even though the museum was closed. I 100% recommend this museum anyone who's visiting Poland.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 27, 2024
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Lizara K
Seoul195 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The good: there's a lot of information, original items, videos, and really a full multimedia experience. I appreciate the textual information in both Polish and English next to all the displays; some museums of this type try to minimize it or force the use of an audioguide, but I really think the way this museum has done it is better to help the visitor understand. That said, audioguides in many languages are available for those who would prefer that. I commend the museum for that. I also appreciated that they controlled the flow of traffic well. It was a Sunday, so free admission, and the museum was at pretty much maximum capacity, but staff were ensuring the numbers didn't rise above a certain level by having us queue outside, and this kind of controlled management is missing at so many museums, making the experience worse for it. We only had to queue for about ten minutes anyway.

The bad: many other reviewers have mentioned the layout, which is absolutely chaotic and difficult to follow. There are a few signs indicating where to go next, but they are not everywhere they are needed and are sometimes contradictory. A better-labeled path (obvious room numbers, arrows on the floor if necessary) would make this a better experience. As it was, the narrative lacked any sort of coherence - a real shame given the amount of information on offer.

Secondly, the place is just too dark. I appreciate that they're trying to create an atmosphere, but many descriptions are hard to read. They should also consider the placement of some signs - having a person read a dark sign while looking upward toward a bright light is not good design. This is a real problem for people like me with bad eyes, but even my husband whose vision is normal struggled in some places.

Thirdly, the information is presented in a rather biased way, with no consideration given to any of the nuance that is always present in a complex historical event like this one. Additionally, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising is barely mentioned; I get that it's not the museum's main focus, but surely it is also a key part of the story. The overall feel is rather propagandistic. I also didn't see any contemplation of any of the results of this event or its applications today. A key part of studying history is contemplating and reflecting on its effects, including how it affects us. That's completely missing in this museum.

All told, I'm glad I went, but also glad I went on the free day; I would have felt ripped off if I had paid full admission for this. I do think they have the skeleton of a good museum here, and with a few updates, it could be a genuinely great place to learn and visit.
Written January 26, 2020
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Peter H
London, UK931 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Great history, a lot of information. There is a small 3D cinema room which plays City of Ruins (included in the ticket price). The museum can be very emotional.

The only negative is the layout, you might get confused where to go and don't miss something. There is a big map at the reception, worth to have a look and take a pic of it before visiting.
Written March 3, 2020
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Natalia S
Warwickshire, UK337 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
The museum is very informative, but to a point it gets overwhelming! Especially if you don’t really know much about the Uprising already.
The technology and the way the information is presented is great, really pulls you in but the way the museum is set out is a bit of a mess. There is no definite structure so you read one item but then either go back or forwards in time on the next item.
Also, we went on a Monday which was a free admission day and there were lots of school kids running around. We weren’t really able to go on another day, but I would recommend going on a day when you have to pay to avoid the crowds of kids.
The cafe in the museum is great and a calm place in comparison. The cake and drinks in there were tasty, also reasonably priced.
Toilets and cafe were very clean, the museum itself well looked after.
Written November 13, 2022
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Rob
Warsaw, Poland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We visited the museum on Sunday - we didn’t know it would be so packed, but probably it was because Sundays are free of charge. Nevertheless, the exhibits and the interior design are amazing. You can definitely feel like you take time travel and it leaves an unforgettable trace in your head. That’s how you should learn history.
Written March 7, 2020
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DD1
Zurich, Switzerland32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
The Uprising Museum in Warsaw is well worth the visit. Easily got tickets by arriving a bit early, by around 10:00. I opted for the audio guide which I found worth it for the additional information. The setting, lighting and sound effects really enhance the experience. The way to the museum is a good walk from the city center. Would highly recommend visiting this museum for a better understanding of Polish history and its people.
Written August 27, 2020
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claraabear88
Canada11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
I went on a rainy Sunday, so I think because of the weather it was museum day for many people and it was over crowded. Getting tickets was quick, but the space for audio tours is small and waited at least 15 minutes to get in.

Overall I just found the museum a bit overwhelming with the amount of content. Between the audio tour, the info plaques, videos, etc., it was a lot to cover. You could probably spend 8 hours here if you want to see absolutely everything. I really enjoyed it to start but after 2 hours I just started rushing through. The lay out was also difficult, I tried to follow the map provided but it can be a bit disorienting determining where you are and what number to select in the audio tour.

If I was to do this again I'd purchase a walking tour with a guide and then backtrack on my own after.
Written September 15, 2022
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Andrew B
92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
My 14 year old son was keen to pick up more WW2 Eastern Front history so this was a definite stop on our trip to Warsaw on Wednesday. As expected, it goes into detail, but an extreme amount of detail, about the uprising from the Polish perspective. However, we lost the flow of the museum and by the time we came across the 3D movie we had already spent 1.5 hours just on the ground floor and had to go; so missed this element and the next floor. The man checking tickets was grumpy but the rest of the staff helpful.
Written February 20, 2020
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Linda S
Nottingham108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
The detail, the exhibits, photos and film clips really immerse you in this important piece of Poland's history. It is a tough visit- something to endure rather than enjoy. The attention to detail is extremely thorough and information is also in English. As a result of their uprising Hitler ordered the city of Warsaw to be destroyed.
In an amazing display of resilience, the Old Town was rebuilt immediately after the war ended.
This museum let's you look into the Polish soul and is well worth a visit.
Written January 22, 2020
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RSsydney
Sydney, Australia1,151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
If in Warsaw the Warsaw Uprising Museum is a must see sight. One could spend an entire day going through the displays in this museum located in an old powerhouse. We spent 3 hours here and by the time we left we understood well how the Polish people suffered under the Nazis and the Soviets. Very confronting history not very well displayed. We visited on a day when entry was free.
Written March 2, 2020
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Bill Nature
167 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples


Pros
It has so much information and all the exhibits are intact after so many years, you can see how well they are taking care of them .
The price of ticket is good if you consider how many and unique exhibits they have.
Cons
All the tablets are not working for English language which is a shame because you lose valuable information and the same goes to the small notes of important dates that are only in polish .
Written December 5, 2021
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