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Price EUR 6 Business District (Wola)
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Warsaw Uprising Museum

EUR 6 per person

uprising-museum-in-warsawThe 1944 Warsaw Uprising Museum is one of the most visited museums in Warsaw. It focuses on the civilian uprising of 1944, which led to the destruction of the city and the displacement of the population.

Short description of the exhibition

Z he museum was opened on the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising. It is located in the former power plant for the Warsaw tram in the Wola district on the edge of the Warsaw Business District.

The Motif

The uniquely designed museum exhibition interacts with images, light, and sound. The interior and the use of multimedia effects bring the reality of the uprising closer. The main elements of the exhibition include large-format photographs, monitors, and computers. A marked path represents the chronology of events and leads through individual themed rooms. The heart of the museum is a steel monument that runs through all floors of the building. A timeline of the uprising is engraved on the walls, and the sound of a beating heart symbolizes life in Warsaw in forty-four. On the ground floor, the outbreak of the uprising – the hour “W” – is depicted. In a separate room, printing presses from the 1940s are displayed, still operational to this day.

The 2nd Floor

The second level of the exhibition is accessible via an elevator, where a collection of armbands worn by insurgents is exhibited. On the mezzanine, individual battles and daily life in insurgent Warsaw are portrayed. The Palladium cinema shows three insurgent newsreels from the Information and Propaganda Office of the Home Army, shown during the uprising. On the tour route is the reconstruction of a canal, where identification with the insurgents is supported by appropriate scenography, image, and sound effects.

The canal and the stairs lead to the first floor. This part of the exhibition shows the suppression of the uprising and the subsequent world events such as the establishment and activities of the Polish Committee of National Liberation (PKWN), the decisions of the Big Three on spheres of influence in Europe, or the surrender and exodus of the Warsaw population. A special part is the memorial, where the graves of the insurgents are located.

At the center of the second part of the exhibition in the Liberator Room is a replica of the aircraft Liberator B-24J in a 1:1 scale, complemented by a section dedicated to allied air drops.

The main element of the Freedom Park surrounding the museum building is the Wall of Remembrance, on which the names of nearly eleven thousand insurgents who fell in combat in August and September 1944 are engraved. In the middle of the wall hangs the over two hundred kilograms heavy “Monter” bell, dedicated to Brigadier General Antoni Chruściel, the commander of the Warsaw Uprising.

Topic of the exhibition
Warsaw Uprising 1944
Space and time
Warsaw from August 1944 to January 1945
In the touristic area?
Yes | Warsaw Business District (Wola)
Contact (Museum administration)
+48 22 539 79 05 oder 06
kontakt@1944.pl
Address
Grzybowska 79, 00-844 Warszawa
How to get?
METRO: The metro station "Rondo Daszynskiego" is 300 m away
ON FOOT: | 40 minutes from the Centre (Palace of Culture)
Opening hours
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun | 10am - 6pm
Closed
Tuesday
Last entrance
30 minutes before closing time
Audioguide EN
Yes | 10 PLN
In-house museum guides
Yes
Duration of private visit
2-3 hours
Language of the descriptions
Polish and English
Payment methods
Cash and card payment

Our tips in the vicinity

Across from the museum, modern Warsaw is emerging with a variety of skyscrapers (Warsaw Business District) Taking a walk through this area with all its contrasts can be very interesting. This was the industrial district of Warsaw until 1990.

Guided tour with us

Here, only in-house museum guides can be booked. All details are available on the museum’s website.

Cost: 200 PLN

Entrance fees

Free of charge
Monday
Normal
30 PLN
Reduced
25 PLN
Audioguide (also English)
10 PLN
Warsaw Pass
Nein

Website of the Museum

The museum is located on the edge of the Warsaw Business District, the largest and most modern office district in Warsaw, for which we have created a separate overview.

No entry

E-ticket on the website of the museum

Accessibility

The museum is barrier free.

Best museums in Warsaw

See also

Business District (Wola)
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    Aerial shots of the destroyed Warsaw, observation platform with a view of the Warsaw skyline.
  • Wheelchair accessibility
    Yes
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