Museums in WarsawThe Citadel Museum
was used during World War II to house Polish political prisoners.
Nowadays it offers many interesting exhibitions to learn more about the Polish history. Here cells
can be seen and an exhibition of documents and souvenirs concerning prisoners during the War are
The Museum of the Polish Army was established in 1920. It houses the largest collection of
military objects in Poland.
The National Museum’s building was designed by T. Tolwinski. It houses important collections
of Classical and Mediaeval art, European art, Polish art, crafts and coins. Between 1939 and 1945
most of the collections were transferred to Germany and then part of it was recovered.
The Arsenal, Museum of Archaeology in 1943 was the place where the Action near the Arsenal
took place, a heroic sabotage of Polish resistance.
The “Pawiak” Prison Museum was a Gestapo prison during the German occupation and the place
where members of the Polish resistance were tortured.
The Warsaw Uprising Museum was created to materialize the atmosphere of Uprising days and
everyday life of civilians. Here you will find photographs, newspapers, documents, weapons and
uniforms related to Warsaw Uprising.
Maria Skłodowska-Curie Museum is a biographic museum that holds exhibitions on the
scientific activity and life of this Polish scientist, including books, photographs, documents, and
The Historical Museum of the City of Warsaw was founded in 1936. Here you will find
archives, prints and engravings, maps and different objects from the November Uprising, the Great
Emigration period and of Warsaw’s history in general.
Fryderyk Chopin Museum shows Chopin’s manuscripts, documents, paintings, sculptures, and
engravings, as well as his family’s.