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Pawiak Prison Museum

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Address: Ul. Dzielna 24/26, Warsaw 00-162, Poland
Phone Number: +48 22 831 92 89
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Museum commemorates those that were killed there

Small museum which tells the story of those who were incarcerated here by the Gestapo and what happened to them.Though out of the way worth sparing the time for a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2016
London, United Kingdom
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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're short on time, and need to make choices, pick the Gestapo Museum over this place. The Gestapo museum leaves a much stronger impression, is better laid out, and is more interesting than the Pawiak prison - even though Pawiak is a bigger museum. Also, the hours are not reliable. We went there one day and the doors were... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

The place is staffed by Stalin's old crones with all the friendliness you'd expect of them! Zilch! My guidebook and the tourist info said that a visit to this and Szucha should be on the same ticket: admittedly, that's only 10 zloty per visit, but you don't get a great deal at either. My advice: don't go - it's out... More 

Thank Michael T
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Small museum which tells the story of those who were incarcerated here by the Gestapo and what happened to them.Though out of the way worth sparing the time for a visit.

Thank wingate
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This eerie old prison symbolises the oppression that has haunted Varsovians over the last two centuries. Originally built in the 1830s, at the order of the ruling Czars, the prison incarcerated many victims of the Nazi reign of terror from 1939-1944, when it served as the largest political prison in Poland. A third of the estimated 100,000 detainees never made... More 

Thank ArghyaKolkata
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

A ticket to Pawiak Prison includes entry to Mausoleum of Struggle & Martyrdom (near Lazienki Park). Both museums are quite small, but it will give you a glimpse into the Gestapo regime. Worth a look.

Thank Missy H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

I really wanted to see the Pawiak Prison museum because I knew the impact of the place would have a profound effect, which it certainly does. The thing about places like Pawiak and Auschwitz is that you really don't need to know every single detail about the past, you don't need to be incredibly well read about the holocaust, because... More 

3 Thank Hoppy22
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Quite well done museum with helpful staff. Lots of information and artifacts. Displays are in former cells. We went on a Thursday which was free, not sure about admissions on other days.

1 Thank Maryann D
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

We walked all the time while in Warsaw but the walk from the uprising museum to here took us past sex shops and some dubious clubs. We did cross the ghetto wall markers though so that was a bonus! The prison was only a block from several sex shops but it was a busy main road so probably ok. Not... More 

1 Thank Harleybloke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Having visited the Gestapo H.Q. in the morning, we wanted to visit the prison museum as well, although they are not close to each other so be sure to plan your route. Total entry to the two sites is just eight zloty. There is almost too much to take in here, as the exhibits and explanations are extensive, but for... More 

Thank 1960CarolineM
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

interesting museum, particularly when combined with other historical, world war two trips! It builds part of a fantastic itinerary. It only takes 1-2 hours to look around and is very cheap so is definitely worth it, very informative without featuring too much information

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