MUSEUMS

During the last decade coupe of modern and impressive museums were opened to the public. The most interesting are listed below.

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  • It was opened in 1968 as the world’s first museum of this kind.

  • Is a museum that documents the history of Warsaw Uprising (which took place from August to October 1944).It uses the newest audiovisual technologies allowing interactive participation in examining the museum pieces.

  • History Meeting House dealing with dissemination of the historical knowledge about Warsaw, Poland and Central - Eastern Europe in the 20th century, with a special emphasis put on the issues concerning the effects of Nazism and Communism.

  • Zachęta

    Śródmieście

    “Zachęta” Gallery came to existence in 1900 in order to promote the fine arts. The Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts, as this was the name of the organization, organized exhibitions, bought works of artists unknown at that time, and helped young artists.

  • Muzeum Wojska Polskiego

    Śródmieście

    Polish Army Museum – museum, presenting a collection devoted to the history of the military forces and the history of Poland. Poland boasts a centuries-long tradition of fighting on various fronts, starting from the historical Battle of Grunwald (1410) to the Battle of Vienna (1683) to participation in both world wars.

  • Chopin Museum

    Śródmieście

    Another museum based on interaction. Traditional exhibits were skilfully combined with modern solutions, based on interaction with the audience and immediate reactions to individual needs of the guests. Music, scents and light are only some of the special effects which wait to stimulate the visitors' senses

  • National Museum

    Śródmieście

    of the biggest museums in Poland and the biggest one in Warsaw.

  • Museum of Modern Art

    Śródmieście

    It presents all types of modern art works, from paintings, sculptures, installations, photography to performance art.

  • Pawiak Prison Museum

    Śródmieście

    Former remand prison at Pawia Street, popularly called Pawiak. It operated between 1863 and 1945. In the period of Partitions of Poland, it was one of two political prisons (besides Cytadela); it was also the transshipment point for prisoners exiled in Siberia.


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