The Warsaw Rising Museum – Insurgents during World War II

The Warsaw Rising Museum was opened on the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of fighting in Warsaw. This museum is a tribute to those who were fighting and died for their country. For those who lost their lifes for independent Poland.

The Rising Museum is one of the members of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience.

It is also organizing annual events related to the anniversary of the Uprising. Moreover, a lot of concerts as well as lectures and workshops takes place there.

It is a must have to visit if you are in Warsaw. People say that this is one of the best museums in Poland. For this reason it is very popular and usualy it is hard to find tickets. Most of the times they are sold out even 2 weeks before day of the visit.

However, you don’t need to worry. After joining our amazing tours you will have skip the line ticket and you will easily visit the Rising Museum.

The Collection


The total area of the warsaw rising museum takes more than 3000 m2. The collection consists of 800 exhibition items, about 1500 photographs as well as films and sound recordings. You will also be able to visit the cinema to see the short 3D movie. The movie will show you how ruins of Warsaw in 1945 looked like from the air.

There are three floors of the permanent exhibition. Visitors of the tour are going through stages of the Uprising. They are walking until the moment that the insurgents abandon Warsaw. You will see a lot of artifacts from weapons to love letters.

The second part of the exhibition is in Hall B. This is home to a full-scale reproduction of an American B-24J bomber. A large part of the display is dedicated to Germany and its allies. In Hall B you also can watch recordings of witness accounts of the Uprising. 

The building of the museum also includes an observation tower. You are able to admire a panorama view of Warsaw city. Moreover, there is a basement in the building. It includes a replica of the sewers used by insurgents.

There is also Freedom Park. It is located next to the museum. You can find there the Memorial Wall. It is covered with nearly 11,000 names of soldiers that were killed during the Uprising. 


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The History


The Warsaw Uprising erupted on August 1, 1944. That was the fifth year of the German occupation. Uprising ended after 63 days of heroic battle.

The institution of the museum was established in 1983. However, construction works took place for many years. Finally, Rising Museum opened officially on July 31, 2004. This date was marking the 60th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.

Sponsors of the museum did good research on the history of the Uprising as well as belongings of the Polish Underground State. They collected and also maintained hundreds of important artifacts. They not only created an archive of historical information about the Uprising but also recorded stories and memories of living participants. 


The Warsaw Rising Museum Sightseeing

The Warsaw rising museum have three floors of the permanent exhibition.

  • Hall B
  • Spoken History Archive
  • Observation Tower
  • Cinema
  • Freedom Park
  • Chapel

The Warsaw Rising Museum Opening Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: CLOSED
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

In the summer school holidays: 

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: CLOSED
  • Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Warsaw Rising Museum Tickets

The last admission is always 30 minutes before closing hour.

  • single ticket – 25 PLN
  • discount ticket – 20 PLN
  • groups – 15 PLN per person (only for group with the guide and online reservation)

Moreover, the admission ticket includes 3D film.

Admission on Sundays is FREE.

  • museum lesson – 140 PLN
  • audioguide rental – 10 PLN

Audioguides are available in 27 languages: Azeri, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Macedonian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish and Ukrainian. 

Guides Tickets:

  • Polish – 150 PLN
  • English, German, French, Russian, Italian, Spanish – 200 PLN

Recommended Warsaw Rising Museum Tours


If you don’t like organizing everything on your own we have a special offer for you!  Without a doubt, our great guided tour of the Warsaw Uprising Museum will be a perfect option!

The Warsaw Rising Museum Tour will give you a chance to explore Uprising Museum with a local guide. All of our guides not only have great knowledge but also a passion for their job. For that reason, you will learn everything you want about the Museum. You will also hear fun facts that you wouldn’t be able to find in any guidebook! In addition, we offer you a ticket with a skip-the-line entry! 


Depending on your needs you can choose a private or group tour:


The private tour has 2 options:

  • 2-Hours Private Guided Tour 

During the 2-hours version, you will learn from your private guide about Warsaw Uprising and insurgents with a visit to Warsaw Uprising Museum. The tour is led by a guide speaking in a chosen foreign language.

  • 4-Hours Private Guided Tour 

During the 4-hours version, you will learn even more essential information about Warsaw Uprising and insurgents with a visit to Warsaw Uprising Museum and see monuments related to WWII as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and others. The tour is led by a guide speaking in a chosen foreign language.  

Group tour has 1 option:

  • 3-Hours Group Guided Tour 

During the group tour version of Warsaw Rising Museum, you will have a 2-hours guided tour in Warsaw Uprising Museum with a licensed Expert-Guide. You will have car transfers with pick up and drop off to your accommodation. 

You can book the tour to Rising Museum here!

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