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Pawiak Prison Museum

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Address: Ul. Dzielna 24/26, Warsaw 00-162, Poland
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+48 22 831 92 89
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 09:00 - 16:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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Seek out this museum- very small attendance but so worth while- in a former prison in Warsaw that was mostly destroyed by the Nazis at the close of WW2- but what remains and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Seek out this museum- very small attendance but so worth while- in a former prison in Warsaw that was mostly destroyed by the Nazis at the close of WW2- but what remains and the exhibits tell a very compelling and hard to fathom story of the very near past.

Thank scottestill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Excellently presented exhibition with very moving displays. Tree memorial is also beautiful. Thursday has free entry.

Thank PeeTeeMascot
Johnstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Having watched Czas Honoru on TV in Scotland for years, this was my first stop in Warsaw. It is haunting, but fascinating. The few staff (I was the only person there) are helpful and buy the DVD.

Thank Alistair C
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Free on a Thursday. Easy to walk to from the centre. Very near the Museum of the Polish Jews. Not huge so probably won't need more than one hour. Half of the museum has artefacts / stories relating to the museum e.g. prisoners personal items and uniforms. The other half is the prison cells. Interesting and worth a visit.

Thank Natalie B
Stranraer, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We found ourselves very interested in this after going to the Gestapo HQ. And it's very very good! I'm very glad we went. It starts with an informative re-creation of the grounds in days gone, then you go and read the stories of people that suffered here, and various other facts of interest, like the methods of holding people, how... More 

1 Thank Calum B
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

This was an interesting find, and well worth the visit. It was very poignant but a little disappointing as not all of the information is translated into English. Nevertheless, I'd definitely recommend visiting if you're in the area. It would definitely be improved if all of the information was translated, so that you could follow the entire journey of the... More 

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

It was a waste of time. I went there when I saw what it was about, but there was no information about things in the museum. If you want to see drawings, paperwork, and things found in the ruble, with no context or infromation about what actually happened at the prison, this place is for you. I knew little about... More 

1 Thank Amanda A
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

It's a small museum showing the inside of the infamous prison, giving some taste of what it must have been like to be an inmate there. There is also a small exhibition of the German camps during war.

Thank Choy-Hsien L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

An important piece of Warsaw history, this should be on your list of exploring the city. It is not a big museum, so an hour should do to have a good look and read. Staff were very helpful and spoke great English.

Thank mbrnardic
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Pawiak Prison Museum yesterday, it worked out about £2 each for entry and was well worth it. There was hardly anyone in the museum so you could browse at your leisure. The information about the people who were kept at Pawiak was really interesting as was the items which had been saved i.e. The items prisoners had made.... More 

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