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Warsaw Rising Museum

Warsaw Rising Museum (Street Grzybowska 79, Warsaw) — this Museum is a tribute to Warsaw’s residents 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 […]

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Warsaw Railway Museum

Warsaw Railway Museum (Street Towarowa 1, Warsaw) – located at the one-time Warsaw Main Station, this museum is a paradise for lovers of locomotive trains. Here, one can find both standard and narrow-gauge railways, documents, railway carriages, machines and equipment, uniforms, models of rolling-stock, railway banners and paintings. Admission: 12 ZŁ (regular), 6 ZŁ (reduced) […]

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State Archaeological Museum

State Archaeological Museum (Street Długa 52, Warsaw) – housed within the Warsaw Arsenal is this museum, which has a variety of exhibitions. One of them is “Prehistory of Polish Lands” – highlighting the people who lived in Poland from the Stone Age until the medieval period. Another, “the History of Biskupin” – covers that fortified […]

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Royal Castle

Royal Castle (Museum) (Square Zamkowy 4, Warsaw) – this castle holds various artworks from Polish and international artists (in particular Rembrandt’s paintings “Girl in the Picture Frame” and “Scholar at the Desk”.). In addition, there are also archaeological artifacts from the country’s past, as well as a unique collection of eastern rugs. Admission: 22 ZŁ […]

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Raclawice Forts in Warsaw

Raclawice Forts in Warsaw (Street Skazańców 25, Warsaw) – these forts were built in 1832 by the Russian Empire when it occupied this part of Poland. An earth and brick fortress was erected in the shape of a bastion surrounded by a moat. The expansion of these fortifications and their modernization happened in stages and […]

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Przeworsk (fort)

Przeworsk (fort) (Przeworsk) – located in the outskirts of this town in southeastern Poland (4 ½ hours southeast of Warsaw), walls were built during the Middle Ages to defend this part of Poland against invaders from various countries: from Italy to Sweden, and the Ottoman Turks. Nowadays, one can admire the remnants of town’s fortifications […]

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Panorama of the Battle of Racławice

Panorama of the Battle of Racławice (ul. Purkyniego 11 50-155 Wroclaw) – located nearly 4 hours southwest of Warsaw (via Route E30), this exhibition hall pays tribute to the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice in Wrocław, an impressive relic of 19th-century century mass culture, is one of only few examples of this genre preserved […]

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Osowiec Fortress

Osowiec Fortress (Street Osowiec – Twieddza 8, Goniadz) – this fort was built by the Czarist Russian forces in this part of Poland during the late 19th & early 20th centuries. These forces used the then-original construction technique of making their fortifications entirely from poured concrete monoliths. It was also of an unusual size (its […]

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National Museum

National Museum (Alley Jerozolimskie 3, Warsaw) — The National Museum in Warsaw was originally founded in 1862 as the Museum of Fine Arts and is currently one of the oldest art museums in the country. After Poland regained its independence in 1918, the National Museum was given a prominent role in the plans for the […]

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Museum of the Polish Army

Museum of the Polish Army (Alley Jerozolimskie 3, Warsaw) – this is the only museum in the country that details the history of the Polish Army from its infancy during the 10th century until the end of the Nazi occupation in World War II. There’s also an art collection, and a number of military displays. […]