The 10th Pavilion of the Warsaw Citadel was basically a political prison, and the labyrinthe of well-preserved tunnels and prison cells contain numerous exhibits about the history of the facility and Polish stuggle for national liberation during the Period of Partitions. Within the museum, visitors will see many artefacts, firearms, investigative and court documents, personal memorabilia of prisoners and detailed profiles of those who were interred here. The museum also tells the story of the fate and martyrdom of Poles in Siberia, and includes a gallery of paintings by Siberian painter Aleksander Sochaczewski. Part of the museum is outdoors and includes a Nazi bunker, the former prison yard, the Execution Road and Execution Gate through which convicts were led to the deaths, and two memorials for victims.
Note that the museum entrance on Wybrzeże Gdyńskie can be a challenge to find.
Average visiting time: 1hr.
Open 09:00-16:00. Closed Mon.
Price/Additional InfoAdmission 20/10zł; Thu free.
Museum of Independence
Al. Solidarności 62
ul. Dzielna 24/26