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“Not as Good as Other Museums”

Gestapo Headquarters Museum
Ranked #43 of 330 things to do in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence
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Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
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“Not as Good as Other Museums”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

The building is very impressive and your imagination does run wild as your mind goes back in time. The actual museum is very small but does impart information about what happened in the building during the Nazi occupation. Don't worry if you happen to miss this attraction during your visit. There are others museums in Warsaw that are better. There is a small fee but I was there on a Thursday and admission was free.

Visited October 2013
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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“Gestapo Headquarters”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Small and we found it difficult to find but as with most museums relating to Warsaw from 1939-45 very disturbing and sad and impossible to believe how badly one race can treat another

Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Very impactive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

How human beings can be so evil is beyond comprehension. A visit here will not take you very long as the museum is relatively small, but it will give you an excellent idea of what the resistance went through at the hands of the Gestapo and seeing the detention cells will certainly leave a lasting impression. Thankfully it also demonstrates how much we have moved on in Western Europe in the last half a century.
It is called a mausoleum as opposed to a museum and the term is very appropriate.

Visited November 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Tiny but powerful.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

Only a small museum but very powerful and disturbing. Make sure you watch the brief film at the start..it make you sad and angry in equal measures...those people were so brave. Near the Lazienki Park.

Visited October 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Small museum but powerful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Start with the movie. Take your time to read the signs amd watch the film clips. Very small museum but one can easily spend hours here reading, watching and getting acquainted with the personal stories of the martyrs. Unfortunately, not for the faint of heart. This museum can leave such a lasting impact on you.

Visited October 2013
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