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“Excellent Museum”

Pawiak Prison Museum
Ranked #53 of 372 things to do in Warsaw
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is on par with the excellence of the Uprising museum. The exhibits are really informational and there is plenty to occupy you. I didn't feel rushed here as it's of a fairly reasonable size and spaced out.

The museum is quite a trek from the nearest Metro station but I think there's a tramline nearby.

Thank kiwi_dude_39
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Pawiak Prison museum is housed in the remnants of the original prison and is testimony to the many atrocities which befell many people in Poland during the occupation. Whilst it is a very small museum, the articles and exhibits on display are quite vast and well labelled. The museum is free to enter on Thursdays and the staff are very helpful and friendly. You can traverse the museum as you please and there are some mock ups of original cells etc. The reproduction tree outside is cast in bronze and is a thought provoking monument. The remains of the old entrance are quite daunting and one can only begin to imagine what went through the minds of those that met their demise here. Again, another museum worthy of a visit if only to serve as a reminder of the dark days in Occupied Eastern Europe.

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

it was very interesting but a little small, the staff were really lovely, it is a little out of the way from everything but i am glad i went to see it.

Thank vee622
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Very interesting museum in the reconstructed Pawiak prison where a lot of people were sent to be interrogated by torture and other horrifying means. This museum links directly with the Gestapo Headquarters museum so is good to do both. It is reasonably small and the first room doesn't have any link to Pawiak itself and holds items commonly seen in other WWII museums but the rest of the museum is very insightful as to how the people of Warsaw suffered.

Thank Kayleigh T
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Incarcerations, torture and executions are synonymous with Nazi occupation and no more so than the prison at Pawiak where an estimated 37000 people were executed and another 60000 sent to extermination camps like the one at Treblinka.

This is a sombre and thought provoking exhibition of the atrocities carried out by the occupying Germans. Very little of the prison remains above ground since it was demolished to hide what had occurred there but you can however get an impression of the hardships suffered by the prisoners by a visit to the exhibition and cells in the basement.

This museum is a little off the beaten track but in my opinion well worth any detour if you want to understand some of the events happening in Warsaw during the Second World War.

Thank Andy_1956
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