"The Warsaw Uprising museum" Poland Things to Do Tip by margaretvn

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In Polish - the Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego - was opened in 2004 and marked the 60 th anniversary fo the uprising.
Although when we went to visit this museum it was very busy it was so worth visiting. Everyone knows about the horror of the mass murder of nearly 6 million Jews in the war. What is perhaps less well known is the Polish history and how they suffered. The museum takes you through life in Poland under Nazi ruleand takes you through a chronological history of the uprising. Mind you it is not always easy to take the correct route so I got a bit lost on the way. The ten minute film showing the first month of battle is not to be missed. There is the chance to walk (bent double) through a mock sewer system. There were about 25 kilometres of sewers used but I was glad to get out after a few metres! I area dealing with the mass graves is horrible with the stories of families who lived through it all. There are lots of interactive displays but groups of school children make it difficult ti use them. There is a lovely tiny cafe for a welcome cup of coffee.
It is built in a former tramway power station and the museum is surrounded by a lovely ?Peace garden?

Open 08:00-18:00, Thu 08:00-20:00, Sat, Sun 10:00-18:00. Closed Tue.
From July Open 10:00-18:00, Thu 10:00-20:00. Closed Tue.

Address: ul. Grzybowska 79
Phone: (+48) 22 539 79 33
Website: http://www.1944.pl/

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  • Written Jul 4, 2010
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