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Pawiak Prison Museum

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In the Warsaw Top 10

Very interesting museum, well presented with a lot of information and objects dating from the dark... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Light remains, even in the darkest night.

All that remains of Pawiak prison, which counted men, women, and even babies among its population... read more

Reviewed November 22, 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting museum, well presented with a lot of information and objects dating from the dark period of the war. Everything is explained in both Polish and English which is great. Definitely worth the visit. We came here following a visit to the former Gestapo...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

The museum is in two halves: a main hall explaining the history of the prison and its captives, and the other half to demonstrate what the prison was like.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank E17_KJ
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

All that remains of Pawiak prison, which counted men, women, and even babies among its population, is the basement, after it was dynamited by the retreating Germans, as they lost their grip on Warsaw. Remember - as with many Warsaw museums, it’s free entry on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank RTWVer
Reviewed November 11, 2018

As a dark tourist, this trip was still tough. Only the cellar remains , so I cannot imagine what 8 floors of this place looked and felt like. Those poor Poles . 2 hours of content and a good investment of your time when in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank David H
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We visited this venue on a recent trip to Warsaw & were struck again by just how badly the Jewish population were treated during WWII. There isn't very much of the original building left these days but it is possible to see the remaining footprint...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I expected to learn about the pre Nazi era, the Nazi era and the soviet era. Their is one medium size display room in which exhibits are titles in Polish. I could not really gather what they were about without the english explanation. a few...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Daniel G
Reviewed August 24, 2018

This museum was very interesting and very sad. It explains about the Gestapo using it for political prisoners, mostly, and has cells made out like the originals. There is also an exhibition about Nazis and the camps.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AmandaS3289
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Never forget... it is only three generations ago that innocent civilians were locked up, tortured and murdered on the floors visitors walk on. Cześć i chwała bohaterom...

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank pompeymush
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This is a very small (less than an hour) museum that is nonetheless very moving. One can only imagine the horrors that went on here.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nriemen
Reviewed August 6, 2018

great museum but many things are in Polish or German, dont forget to see the tree outside and visit the death prisons...sad story

Date of experience: August 2018
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December 18, 2018|
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Response from RTWVer | Reviewed this property |
I’d give yourself two hours.
November 16, 2016|
Response from watburg77 |
ok i found it thursday is free 10pln otherwise