Warsaw Uprising Museum: Our most recommended tours and activities

Warsaw Uprising Museum Audio Guided Tour

1. Warsaw Uprising Museum Audio Guided Tour

Visit the Warsaw Uprising Museum in a small or private group, and explore Poland’s role in World War II. The multimedia exhibitions will take you back in time to 1944, and discover the fight and daily lives of participants in the uprising. Learn about the horrors of occupation, the complicated international situation, and communist terror after the war.   See over 1,000 exhibits, including original weapons, clothing, and bands worn by insurgents. Admire a replica of the Liberator, an aircraft that provided assistance to the insurgents during the uprising. The museum also displays over 1,500 photographs and movies. Watch a 5-minute 3D flight simulation over demolished Warsaw. Visit this must-see sight in Warsaw.

Warsaw Uprising Museum and POLIN Museum Tour

2. Warsaw Uprising Museum and POLIN Museum Tour

This small-group tour is dedicated to those who want to discover Warsaw in the intimacy of a small group. It means that you can share transport and attractions while touring with others, using a vehicle with a maximum of 8 passengers. With its magnificent historical tenements, state-of-the-art sewage system, rapid growth, style and courtesy, this beautiful city used to be called "The Pearl of the North”. This marvelous city was demolished almost to the last building and the last brick. A generation of people who were not even 20, the future of the country, perished. The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews documents the centuries-old history of Jews in Poland. Multimedia exhibitions await visitors, showing how Poles and Jews lived together for many hundreds of years, and how both cultures merged together. In the conventional space, you can get acquainted with family and neighborly relations. The Core Exhibition is a journey through 1000 years of the history of Polish Jews, from the Middle Ages until today.

Warsaw: Old Town Tour With Royal Castle and Uprising Museum

3. Warsaw: Old Town Tour With Royal Castle and Uprising Museum

This small-group tour is dedicated to customers who want to discover Warsaw in a more intimate setting. It will see you sharing transport and attractions with others, but with vehicles containing a capacity of no more than 8 passengers (no buses). The Old Town consists of the city square (surrounded by characteristic tenements), and a centrally placed fountain with a sculpture of a siren, the city symbol. Other elements of the Old Town are the Castle Square (with the Royal Castle next to it), and the Sigismund’s Column. Not far from the Old Town one can also find Pilsudski Square, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A series of streets called the Royal Route begins from the Old Town. The Royal Route is the most prominent artery of the city, connecting two former royal residences. There are also numerous atmospheric cafes, restaurants and art galleries in the Old Town. During your tour, you will experience Warsaw's Old Town, including the streets of the Old Town, Barbican and defensive walls, the Old Town Market Square, Castle Square, the Royal Route, and the Royal Castle (with a tour inside). At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your point of origin.

Warsaw Half-Day Private Panoramic Tour

4. Warsaw Half-Day Private Panoramic Tour

Your guide will greet you at the hotel and invite you for the fully private sightseeing. Get to know the sights in Poland's capital on a tour to explore the city of Warsaw. With the company of a private guide, visit some of the most important sites from the city's long and remarkable past, all as you get to know the city's background and its role in the history of Poland. Start your route with a visit to the city's Old Town. Now inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, after World War II, much of Warsaw lay in ruins. But it has been painstakingly restored to its former glory, with buildings dating from the 13th to the 20th-Century. Pass the former residence of Polish monarchs at the Royal Castle, the Baroque edifice of Krasinski Palace, the modern columns of the Supreme Court building, and the monument dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Next, visit the city's largest park, Lazienki Park, where you see the famous monument to Frederic Chopin. During World War II, the Royal Lazienki was extensively plundered and heavily damaged by the German occupiers. In 1960, after many years of careful restoration, the Royal Lazienki was returned to the Polish people as a museum. Walk around the sublime park with its serene Palace on the Water, see the beautiful Orangery and Amphitheatre, and admire the exquisite Island Theatre, nestled among the sound of ducks and swans. Take the chance to relax in the beautiful rose garden and among the amazing nature of this place before the tour comes to an end with a ride back to your hotel.

From Krakow: Full-Day Warsaw Sightseeing Tour

5. From Krakow: Full-Day Warsaw Sightseeing Tour

Discover the city highlights of Warsaw on full-day tour from Krakow. Snap pictures of Warsaw from the observation Deck at the Palace of Culture and Science. Take a stroll through the cobbled streets of the Old Town.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Krakow. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive through the countryside to Warsaw. Explore the the Warsaw Uprising Museum. See old photographs, interactive displays, artifacts, and first-person accounts.  Learn about a major World War II operation that took place in the summer of 1944. Hear about the Polish underground resistance which tried to liberate Warsaw from German occupation. Walk around the Old Town and pass through the Market Square and Palace Square. Have the chance to stop at a traditional local restaurant and purchase lunch.  Finish your tour with a trip to the Palace of Culture and Science's observation deck. Admire unobstructed views of the city from a height of 114 meters. After the tour, return to your accommodation in Krakow.  

Warsaw Uprising Museum and Lazienki Park Small Group Tour

6. Warsaw Uprising Museum and Lazienki Park Small Group Tour

Join a maximum of 8 people on a small group tour of the Warsaw Uprising Museum and Łazienki Park to explore the history and culture of Warsaw.  Your tour begins at the Warsaw Uprising Museum where you will have the opportunity to learn about the 1944 uprising through photos, personal stories, and multi-media exhibits. Highlights of this hands-on museum include a replica of the B-24 Liberator Bomber, an observation tower with panoramic views over Warsaw, and a memorial wall. You will leave the museum with a deeper understanding of what it was like to live in Warsaw at the end of World War II. Following the museum tour, your driver will take you to Łazienki Park for a walking tour. This beautiful park in central Warsaw covers nearly 80 hectares. Popular with locals and tourists alike, the park includes many monuments, historical buildings, and themed gardens. Highlights of your tour will include the Palace on the Isle, the New Orangery, and the Classical Amphitheatre. Łazienki Park is enchanting in any season.

Warsaw: Warsaw Uprising Museum & Wilanow Royal Palace

7. Warsaw: Warsaw Uprising Museum & Wilanow Royal Palace

Take a deep dive into history on a guided tour of the Warsaw Uprising Museum and the Wilanow Royal Palace. At the Warsaw Uprising Museum, learn about the brave men who fought in the Polish Resistance during the Nazi occupation of Poland. Afterward, travel further into Poland’s past and visit the splendid Wilanow Royal Palace. Gain insight into the everyday life of those who fought and died for an independent Poland. The exhibit features hundreds of photographs and artifacts that tell the story of the Resistance fighters. See a replica of the Liberator aircraft, which provided support to the city’s insurgents. Take a flight over a demolished Warsaw in a 3D simulator. The museum was built in a renovated power plant which was successfully taken over by the Resistance. The stark industrial architecture of the building adds to the atmosphere of the museum. Explore the Wilanow Royal Palace of King Jan II Sobieski. Stroll through the garden, and see its many sculptures. Marvel at the Baroque architecture and opulent decoration of the palace. Admire the impressive art collection in the palace’s museum. See paintings of Warsaw by Canaletto, the court painter to the King of Poland.

Warsaw: Full-Day Private City Tour by Luxury Car

8. Warsaw: Full-Day Private City Tour by Luxury Car

Get picked up from your accommodation in Warsaw and set off for an exciting experience. Cruise around in a luxury Mercedes car with a dedicated driver. Enjoy a wonderful eight hours with a private city guide as you visit locations inaccessible by foot. Your guide will create your route based on your requests; some sample itinerary items are as follows: • The Royal Route drive along the most elegant artery in Warsaw • The Royal Łazienki Park to explore the unique European park with a monument of Frederic Chopin • The Praga district to see the mysterious tenement houses on Ząbkowska and Targowa Street, St. Florian’s Cathedral, and the National Stadium • The former Jewish ghetto of Umschlagplatz, Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto, Tomb to the Unknown Soldier, Grand Theatre, and Monument to the Katyń Victims • Warsaw Old Town with Sigismund’s Column, the Royal Castle, the Warsaw mermaid, the colorful facades of tenement houses, and St. John’s Cathedral In addition to your full-day tour, you can enjoy included entry into two museums from the following four:  • The Royal Castle in Warsaw (Polish: Zamek Królewski) is a castle residency that formerly served throughout the centuries as the official residence of the Polish monarchs. It is located in the Castle Square, at the entrance to the Warsaw Old Town. The personal offices of the king and the administrative offices of the Royal Court of Poland were located there from the sixteenth century until the Partitions of Poland. • Palace of Culture and Science is one of the tallest buildings in Warsaw. With a total height of 237 metres (778 ft) it is the tallest building in Poland, the 5th-tallest building in the European Union (including spire) and one of the tallest on the European continent. Constructed in 1955, it houses various public and cultural institutions such as cinemas, theaters, libraries, sports clubs, university faculties, and authorities of the Polish Academy of Sciences.  • The Warsaw Uprising Museum in the Wola district of Warsaw, Poland, is dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. The institution of the museum was established in 1983, but no construction work took place for many years. It opened on July 31, 2004, marking the 60th anniversary of the uprising. • Life Under Communism Museum feels like a time capsule of communist Poland. It’s meant to let younger generations get a sense of the lives their elders lived within the People’s Republic of Poland. A lot of the material was donated by members of the public, and the collection continues to grow as more donations arrive.

Warsaw: Full-Day Private Tour from Poznan

9. Warsaw: Full-Day Private Tour from Poznan

Wake up early and meet your driver at the hotel. Make your way to the Poznan Glowny railway station where you board a train heading to Warsaw. Get your train ticket by e-mail in advance. On your ticket find a number of a car, compartment and seat. Take a 3,5h scenic train ride from Poznan to Warsaw, a UNESCO World Heritage listed city. Along the route, take in the stunning city of this charming Eastern European country. Arriving in Warsaw Central (Warszawa Centralna) railway station, look for your guide who awaits you at the platform with your name and shows you all of the city's top attractions. Get to know the sights in Poland's capital on a tour to explore the city of Warsaw. Visit some of the most important sites from the city's long and remarkable past, all as you get to know the city's background and its role in the history of Poland. Start your route with a visit to the city's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pass the former residence of Polish monarchs at the Royal Castle, the Baroque edifice of Krasinski Palace, the modern columns of the Supreme Court building, and the monument dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Next, visit the city's largest park, Lazienki Park, with famous monument to Frederic Chopin. Take the chance to relax in the beautiful rose garden and among the amazing nature of this place before hopping on the train back to Poznan.

From Krakow: Warsaw Highlights Day Trip by Train

10. From Krakow: Warsaw Highlights Day Trip by Train

Visiting Warsaw in one day is really a challenge. The city is wonderful, fantastic, completely different from Kracow. Therefore, we will focus on three locations that will allow you to familiarize yourself with the history and character of this city, the true “Phoenix that always rises from the ashes”. We will focus on three locations: the Palace of Culture and Science, the Warsaw Uprising Museum, and Warsaw Old Town. In the Palace of Culture and Science You will see: - Rudnev’s Hall - Gothic Hall - Viewing terrace with a marvelous view of Warsaw. You will see Warsaw Old Town including: - Streets of the Old Town - Barbican and defensive walls - Old Town Market Square - Castle Square - Royal Route - Royal Castle (tour outside) You will see the Warsaw Uprising Museum including: - You are stuck with a unique wall in which the heart of Varsovians from 1944 beats - the original weapons, clothes, bands are worn by insurgents, and field telephones and you will get to know the memories of these brave people – all with the original or with the help of multimedia - go through a short course in the history of World War II - a replica of the Liberator aircraft, which provided assistance to the insurgents in the city - a rare 3D movie “City of Ruins” – shows Warsaw devastated after WWII - You will find out why the whole of Warsaw stops for 1 minute, every year – exactly on 1 August at 5:00 pm 1. Our coordinator in Krakow picks you up from your hotel/apartment and takes you to Krakow Train Central Station. 2. We have bought 2-class tickets for the express train from Krakow to Warsaw. Our coordinator places you in the appropriate train car and seat. 3. You are in Warsaw about 2.5 hours later – your personal coordinator/guide is waiting for you on the platform. We monitor your train through the application, so even if there is a delay, we will wait for you. 4. We pick you up directly from the platform at the station. You don’t have to walk anywhere, we find you (e.g. we know your wagon number and seat beforehand). 5. You are visiting Warsaw with us. We show you the most famous locations and those that are important in the heart of every citizen of Warsaw. 6. Tour takes place partly by car and partly by foot. We anticipate lunchtime. 7. After the Tour, the coordinator in Warsaw places you on the appropriate train to Krakow. 8. In Krakow, our host in Krakow picks you up from the train platform and brings you to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Warsaw Uprising Museum

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 10 reviews

The museum thoroughly documents the events before, during and after the Uprising with many artifacts. Descriptions are printed in Polish and English. The audio device is very helpful as well. The video of the aerial flight above the city showing the extent of the city's destruction is particularly moving There is much information to absorb in only one visit.

A charming and enthusiastic guide, Maria, who gave us a great insight into some of the secrets of Warsaw. We really enjoyed the two museums and learnt a lot! Thank you.

Very good excursion but too little visiting time in each site