1956 Uprising Museum

  ul. Św. Marcin 80/82 ,   Old Town          (+48) 61 852 94 64     22 Apr 2024

The Zamek is an impressive building alright, but pride of place goes to the 1956 Uprising exhibition, honouring the first armed resistance the communist regime faced. Hidden down a side entrance, this basement masterpiece features a tank, stretchers used to carry the wounded, a display of arms and rifles, a room of Socialist propaganda posters, a typical Poznań family's flat from the 1950s, and a direct copy of a detention cell. Most poignant of all, though, was the space set aside for 13 year old Roman Strzałkowski, the youngest to die in the troubles. Exhibits included his harmonica and domino set, and newspaper clippings showing Strzałkowski picking up prizes for his piano skills.



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Open 10:00-17:00. Sun 10:00-16:00, Closed Mon.

Price/Additional Info

Admission 15/10zł. Tue free.


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Megan Bayford
Wish they had more English translations, but you still learn a lot from visiting. Very interesting and well worth it.
Skyler Mae

I have been to the Museum and enjoyed it very much. I am from England and found that the majority of the displays were also in English. I really enjoyed going inside the old tram and hearing the heroic stories of people who perished trying to save others. I found it very interesting and would very much recommend you go and have a look if you ever go to Poznan.The man working at the desk was most helpful he gave us a badge and a very informative book (in English) about the uprising presidents and more of an insight as to what happened in correct English. I would just like to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
Lance Grundy

This small but historically important museum is well worth 30-odd minutes of anybody’s time. Most of the exhibition is in Polish although all of the audio-visual exhibits and some of the main exhibits are also in English. There is an English language guide available for purchase “Poznan in June 1956 A Rebellious City” which combines numerous photographs of the uprising with a comprehensive day-by-day hour-by-hour for 28 June explanation of events as they happened. Sadly the typeface is so small you’ll have no chance of being able to read it while you’re in the museum and you may still need a magnifying glass to read it after you've left - or maybe it‘s just time for me to buy a pair of glasses. My only criticism of the exhibition is that the important displays about Roman Strzałkowski appeared to be only in Polish meaning I had to consult the internet after I’d left to find out who he was and exactly what had happened. A major oversight in my opinion. If anyone from the Museum reads this then please could you rectify this ASAP.My overriding memory of the museum is the photo wall showing the photographs of many of those arrested and some of those killed. Shockingly most of them were 13-17 year old kids. Please do take the time to visit here if you’re ever in Poznan.
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