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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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10:00 - 17:00
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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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Well worth a look

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 April 2016
Maryann D
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 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.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

The prison entry is 8 zlotys so well worth a little of your time while in Warsaw to learn about the history of the building and some of the people who unfortunately ended up here.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Interesting history to the museum and great exhibits on show inside. There is not much left of the actual prison apart from the wall outside and believe inside is a reconstruction but still worth a visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Political freedom is something that many of us take for granted. But in the 1930s and 40s they could get you killed, tortured or otherwise inhumanely treated by the Nazi regime. I knew a reasonable amount about the awful treatment of Jews this showed me that the killing machine was just as "efficient" in the political field. In-depth exhibits in... More 

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Wakefield, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

The original prison was built in 1835. The Nazis used it as the largest political prison in Poland during the occupation of Warsaw in World War II. It is estimated that about 100,000 to 120,000 prisoners passed through Pawiak, mostly members of the underground resistance army and other political prisoners. Approx. 37,000 prisoners were executed and another 60,000 were sent... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Great place to visit even if history isn't your thing. It's easy to get emotional when you see the different displays. Easily accessible by public transportation.

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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

I was doubtful about going here, but my friend said we had to visit it and we certainly did. It brings home the horrible events which went on in Warsaw during the war. It gives you a real feeling of what the inhabitants must have gone through during those dark days. Well worth seeking out as a bit off the... More 

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