The Warsaw Rising Museum was opened on the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of fighting in Warsaw. The Museum is a tribute of Warsaw’s residents to those who fought and died for independent Poland and its free capital.
The exhibition depicts fighting and everyday life during the Rising, keeping occupation terror in the background. Complexity of the international situation at the time of the Rising is portrayed, including the post-war years of the Communist regime and the fate of Insurgents in the People’s Republic of Poland (PRL). With the total area of more than 3000 m2, 800 exhibition items, approximately 1500 photographs, films and sound recordings, history of the days preceding the Rising is told. Visitors are guided through the subsequent stages of the Rising until the time when the Insurgents left Warsaw. Their further fate is also portrayed.
The second part of the permanent exhibition, opened in May of 2006 in Hall B, presents the story of Allied airdrops. Its highlight is a replica of a Liberator B-24J bomber. Much of the exhibition has been devoted to the Germans and their allies, showing their actions in Warsaw as documented in official texts from the time of the Rising and in private notes. The stories of
Audioguides in about 30 languages are available at the Warsaw Rising Museum.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 08.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.,
Thursday 08.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.,
Saturday and Sunday – 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.,
Tuesday – closed
Copyright notice: The picture depicts the liberation of Gęsiowka prison by Polish insurgents during Warsaw Rising. Gęsiowka was a part of the German concentration and extermination camp KL Warschau. Source: Polish Digital Archive.