Museum located in former trams power station was open for public on the 60th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising. One of the main attractions is a replica of the bomber Liberator B-24J.ul. Grzybowska 79 (map)
The Warsaw Rising Museum is one of the most visited places in Warsaw. Opened on the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of fighting in the city, it is a tribute to those who fought and died for a free Poland and its capital. The exhibition shows the struggle of everyday life before and during the Warsaw Uprising and the horror of occupation – which was a complex international situation – to the post-war communist terror and the fate of insurgents in the PRL. Images and sounds present the days prior to the outbreak of the Uprising, its subsequent phases, as well as the insurgents’ exit and their subsequent fate. With an area of over 3,000 meters, there are nearly 1,000 exhibits and 1,500 photographs and films.
The heart of the Museum is a steel monument, passing through all the floors of the building. On its walls is engraved the Uprising's calendar of events, and the sound of a heartbeat which can be heard from inside symbolizes the life of Warsaw in 1944. A special attraction is the Museum tower, with a beautiful view of Warsaw and Freedom Park with the Memorial Wall, on which are engraved the names of more than 10,000 insurgents who died during battle. In the central part of the wall the ‘Monter’ bell is hung: weighing 230 kg, it is dedicated to General Antoni Chruściel.
From August 1st, visitors can see the 3D movie ‘The City of Ruins’. It is the simulation of the Liberator plane flights over destroyed Warsaw in 1945.
Mon., Wed., Fri. 8 am - 6 pm, Thu. 8 am - 8 pm, Sat.-Sun. 10 am - 6 pm
regular - 14 PLN, reduced - 10 PLN, groups - 7 PLN/person, on Mondays admission free
‘The City of Ruins’ movie - 2 PLN