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Mausoleum of Struggle and Martyrdom

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Chilling to think you are walking in the footsteps of Polska's "disappeared". Holding cells... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Informative, Interesting, Gruesome

One of the best finds for Warsaw. It’s something I knew very little about, and I feel the lives... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

Chilling to think you are walking in the footsteps of Polska's "disappeared". Holding cells, instruments of torture, informative displays... all Europeans should witness this so that it will not happen again

Thank pompeymush
Reviewed 19 July 2018

This tiny exhibit is tucked away in a courtyard so unless you are paying attention, you might just end up walking straight past it. The place is small and there's only couple rooms to see, with interactive displays to tell the story behind why the...More

1  Thank RangeR
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

One of the best finds for Warsaw. It’s something I knew very little about, and I feel the lives of those tortured here should be more talked about. I felt a very odd sickness in my stomach walking around, knowing the place looked exactly the...More

1  Thank Kim D
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Very sad history and very professional museum staff. The cells and descriptions and tour and the look of this place is very heavy. Recommended.

Thank vikpad
Reviewed 24 May 2018

We had read a lot about the occupation and WW2 before we went for our visit to the city. This place makes it all come to life. I got kinda sick to my stomach in there, and had to hold my husband while we were...More

Thank Langsokkur
Reviewed 3 May 2018

It's a little bit hard to find, as it's quite small and not really close to any other poi. But still worth while, you start of with a video that explains the hows and whats of the building's history, and then you can start exploring...More

Thank J T
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

The museum is part of a current Polish government building (Education Ministry). With sound effects and various display, it presents many valuable information about the Gestapo (German secret agents) and the hardships Polish went through. Though really small compared to most other museums, we spent...More

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 1 May 2018

The museum is the former command building of the Nazi police. The museum presents in small detail the martyrdom borne here by Polish prisoners. Impressive

Thank Tufus92
Reviewed 14 April 2018

I came out of here feeling very sad after hearing and reading about the most horrific acts committed by the Nazis. It is a reminder of how evil humans can be.

Thank wilanow
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

This is a must see in Warsaw. I’ve seen many places that have touched (hurt) my heart in Poland, a place that had endured so much in its past, but this place is right up there with Auschwitz-Burkenau, it will affect you so deeply and...More

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17 April 2016|
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Response from NZHol |
Sorry, not sure but I went early/mid afternoon and it was open. Rather hard to find. I had to ring a bell for entry, like at a private residence.
Ian L
1 February 2016|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
The admission fee was €3 each
11 January 2015|
Response from Howard G |
My hotel was nearby so I just walked. The bus system in Warsaw is very efficient though so I'd recommend you investigate that.