Photoplasticon

Photoplasticon, Warsaw: Hours, Address, Photoplasticon Reviews: 4.5/5

Photoplasticon
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tours and Tickets
The area
Address
Neighborhood: Śródmieście Południowe
How to get there
  • Centrum • 4 min walk
  • Warszawa Centralna • 5 min walk

4.5
205 reviews
Excellent
113
Very good
63
Average
23
Poor
3
Terrible
3

utfiero
Austin, TX3,622 contributions
Unique Warsaw history for history buffs
Aug 2019 • Couples
The Fotoplastikon presents a series of about 40 photos of Warsaw from the late 1800s to early 1900s with a crude 3D system. This is a low-tech exhibit where guests sit at various stations around the projector system to view images through a stereo lens; the images mechanically rotate from station to station.

Budget no more than 15 minutes. This is an attraction for history buffs. Most kids will find it mind-numbing and boring.
Written August 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wandering_Freee
Northport, NY780 contributions
Old Warsaw
Aug 2019 • Friends
Its a cool little spot to look back at Warsaw and what it looked like in the early 1900s. You sit in a circle everyone is on a stool and you look through old viewing glasses to see old pictures. It takes you back in time for a moment.
Written August 9, 2019
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uri117
Kfar Saba, Israel217 contributions
the best 20 minutes in warsaw
Jun 2019 • Couples
saw the Parisphotoplasticon and it was also free of charge.

the show is amazing! looking a 120 years back in 3d and HD like feelinf is simply amazing,
do not miss this!
Written June 16, 2019
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LSQRD1
Kent, OH570 contributions
Unique and worth a great short visit
Mar 2019 • Friends
These sorts of visual displays used to be common place and for lovers of the quirky and historic this is a fun blast from the past. Realistically, you could perhaps spend 15-20 minutes and it is a bit tricky to find. Having said that, if you want an off the beaten track place which is unique and peaceful (we were the only visitors) definitely check this out.
Written April 14, 2019
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saztravel
London, UK106 contributions
History through a lens
Nov 2018 • Solo
Popped here on a Thursday ( free museum day ) and had a lovely time seeing a bit of history.

This is such a gem of a place and whilst you'll be done in less than 30 minutes, you feel transported to yesterday year. It is a must see place and they have a rotating schedule of photos which can be seen on their site!
Written December 16, 2018
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barbara s
Coventry, UK139 contributions
Worth a visit
Nov 2018 • Couples
I read the reviews for photoplasticon and decided to visit as it was something unusual and different.
You get to sit on seats and look through view finders while the slides go around. There were some very nice pictures from all over the world.
It was quite hot in the room but that was alright as it was minus two outside.
Glad I visited as I did enjoy it.
Written December 3, 2018
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9999stephenh
Bandung, Indonesia31 contributions
A fascinating journey back in time
Sep 2017 • Friends
This is a true gem, a 3D picture theatre around a revolving drum. The pictures they show, often of old Warsaw, are atmospheric enough but the ageing surroundings and the noise of the drum give the place a sort of sinister 'spy movie' feel. And that, it turns out, is accurate - the drum was used to hide Polish Resistance members during the Nazi occupation! Highly recommended.
Written August 15, 2018
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pompeymush
Portsmouth, UK66 contributions
Tucked away gem
Aug 2018 • Family
Tucked away gem. We went to see where some scenes were filmed for Czas Honoru. Lovely old and new stereoscopic photos
Written August 10, 2018
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John M
New York City, NY557 contributions
Nice Piece of History in Central Warsaw
Jul 2018 • Couples
We went here on a Thursday afternoon and it was free admission. For those interested in early forms of cinema or history this is a great spot. We were there during the Madagascar event.
Written July 26, 2018
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blooberry
San Mateo, CA167 contributions
Odd, but interesting
Apr 2018
This is one of those "depends on how much free time you have" kind of things. After you've seen the palace, maybe explored a few parks or museums, check this place out. It's just a room where you sit and look into 3D viewing machines at very old photos. Each photo has a description, and lasts about 5-10 seconds. When we were there it was photos of Amsterdam (people, boats, lots of bridges). They told us that they have a huge collection, and change the photo daily.

My favorite part was in the shared courtyard -- an unrelated gingerbread shop that sells edible and decorative gingerbread, with a REALLY nice proprietor.
Written May 2, 2018
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