Museum of Life under Communism

Museum of Life under Communism

Museum of Life under Communism
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
We are glad to invite you to our private communist museum. This is the first idea in Warsaw to show how people used to live during communist times. You can see typical furniture, everyday use things as famous washing mashine "Frania", tv-set "Rubin" or unique "Saturator". There are few different sections, where you can experience propaganda, lifestyle, politics or ordinary day from the times. The exposition is a perfect background to the history of Communism in Poland. The main idea is to experience the times and find out the absurds of everyday life.
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Śródmieście Południowe
How to get there
  • Plac Konstytucji • 1 min walk
  • Politechnika • 9 min walk
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  • dionaea3
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Down the memory lane
    I adore this museum. It is small and a little crampy at times but full of interesting objects that most adult Poles will recognise from their childhood ar younger years. It is also a nice glimpse into PRL for foreginers.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 20, 2023
  • travelisfun2011
    Chandler, Arizona223 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth seeing if you have time
    This was an interesting museum. We enjoyed learning about the communist way of life. The entrance is hard to find as they are re-doing the front of the building. The girl at the front desk was not very friendly but you didn’t need anything from her anyway
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 11, 2023
  • John M
    New York City, New York667 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth visiting
    Great spot for those interested in the history of Poland in the 20th century. The space itself is quite small (located, ironically, above a KFC), but it packs a lot of information. Most charming are recreations of apartments typical of the time period, stocked with authentic items from the period. Visiting is unlikely to take more than an hour.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 11, 2024
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SG32
Edinburgh6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
This is definitely worth a visit if you’re in Warsaw. Despite living through the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall I didn’t really know much about Polands Communistic past. This museum really brings it to life and is very informative. It’s small but it packs a lot in and the story boards are really interesting and fascinating. It only costs about £4 and takes about an hour to go round but a great summary of Poland’s recent history.
Written September 18, 2022
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Patryk
Elblag, Poland10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The museum is located in a very accessible location, admission tickets cost pennies and its interior allows you to delve into the reality of life during the communist era in Poland. A café is also available inside the museum, where you can enjoy coffee brewed from a professional espresso machine dating back to the 1960s. The designs of the mugs and refrigerator magnets available in the museum's store evoke cult quotes from Polish films of the communist era. Definitely worth seeing, I heartily recommend it.
Written February 20, 2023
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Aleksandra K
Greater London, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Absolutely loved this place! Strongly recommend for anyone from outside of Poland. The gentleman who was serving in the coffee shop at the end of Museum was so lovely and passionate about his job. He explained a lot about communism times. This is a great place to visit.
Written October 8, 2020
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Alexander C
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Solo
They lay it on a bit thick with the anticommunism but it's a well made museum with lots of interesting historical artifacts. They cafe is wonderful and they serve a great triangle shaped sweet. Wish the gift shop had more communist nostalgia stuff rather than generic Warsaw things
Written January 7, 2022
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enyar
Nowy Sacz, Poland109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
My family know how sentimental I am about the past so they decided to organise my birthday party in the Museum. Great time with a lot of wonderful memories connected with riding a Nysa 522, tasting PRL dishes and all this accompanied by the music of the times. An experience I will remember for ever.
Written August 29, 2022
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Jeff456789
Bristol, UK319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
This museum is tiny but packed with information. We still managed to spend nearly two hours in there. I loved the cafe where you could order some fizzy drinks which were similar to those they drank during the communist rule.
Written March 4, 2023
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dionaea3
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I adore this museum. It is small and a little crampy at times but full of interesting objects that most adult Poles will recognise from their childhood ar younger years. It is also a nice glimpse into PRL for foreginers.
Written August 20, 2023
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John M
New York City, NY667 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Great spot for those interested in the history of Poland in the 20th century. The space itself is quite small (located, ironically, above a KFC), but it packs a lot of information. Most charming are recreations of apartments typical of the time period, stocked with authentic items from the period. Visiting is unlikely to take more than an hour.
Written May 11, 2024
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JL
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Cool little museum located next to a Kentucky Fried Chicken. It has knick-knacks, historical items, and products (electronics, consumer goods, etc.) from the period before the Berlin Wall fell. Gives you an idea of what life was like under Communism -- and why we should never let America become a socialist country.
Written September 10, 2022
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ozge83
Istanbul, Türkiye128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Literally the best museum in Warsaw. It’s not so big but gives you an elaborated frame about communism period. If you grew up in a poor country you can find lots of things from your childhood. Take your time, look at photo album and discover everything carefully in there.
Written January 1, 2020
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