Museum of the Warsaw Uprising
In Warsaw, we are approaching short winter vacations. For the next two weeks we will be resting after the heavy first half of our education. For this reason, I made an overview of the most interesting places in the capital, to be able to offer everyone who at that time will come to our city something interesting. This week it is very cold and the weather does not encourage long long walks in the air. That’s why today I want to encourage all of you to visit an amazing place. I mean the Warsaw Uprising Museum.
As you probably know, Poland has a very difficult history, mainly due to World War II. It particularly affected Warsaw, which was almost completely destroyed. On August 1, 1944, the Warsaw residents started an uprising against the Nazi forces that occupied the capital at the time. Varsovians fought for 63 days, unfortunately they lost, and the consequences for Warsaw were terrible. 200,000 people died and the city was destroyed. Because we remember this tragedy all the time, a museum was opened in Warsaw, so that anyone who would like to get acquainted with the events of those days had such a possibility.
The museum is unique, it combines history with modernity, It is a place of remembrance, with contemporary media, perfectly understood especially by children and young people. The exhibition is located on three floors, on a total area of over 3,000 m². It consists of about 1000 exhibits: weapons, documents, letters, personal items, 1500 photographs, over 200 biographical and historical information, as well as maps, tables and films from 1944. All the inscriptions on the exhibits have been prepared in Polish and English. Exposure elements containing drastic scenes have been appropriately marked. During the tour you can also watch the film The City of Ruins.
The museum is interactive and narrative: it interacts with the image, light and sound. The interior design and the use of multimedia effects are to bring the insurgent reality closer. Many elements of the exhibition show the history of the uprising through the prism of experiences and fate of its participants. The planned route presents a chronology of events and leads through particular thematic rooms. Visitors walk in the scenery more than 60 years old, walking on granite pavement. The permanent exhibition consists of three main chronologically connected parts. From September 1939 to the day of the capitulation of the uprising, the destruction of the city, the destruction of the civilian population. It shows the living conditions of the insurgents in German prisoner-of-war camps, as well as the international situation. Visiting the exhibition inside the building together with watching the movie ‘Miasto’ ruin takes on average about 2 hours. To make you even more interested, I recommend a virtual walk through the museum halls. You can do it through the website www.1944.pl
Museum of the Warsaw Uprising