One of the best museums in Warsaw, the Rising Museum is dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising, an effort of the Polish Resistance Movement during the Nazi occupation of Poland in 1944. Opened in 2004 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the movement, you will experience a thorough survey of every stage of the uprising, from the breaking out of the fighting to the fate of the resistance members,
In an effort to display all historical aspects of this period, the museum houses a collection of artifacts from letters between resistance members to the weapons used by the insurgents. Learn about this crucial period of World War II history in a wonderfully constructed and thoughtfully conceived museum.
Be sure to pay special attention to the armbands that were preserved from the insurgents, and if you have children, a supervised activity room (the "Little Insurgent's Room") is a great option for your visit.
Located in the Wola District of Warsaw, the museum is short distance from the city center. If you're taking public transportation, the 1, 20, 22, 24, and 32 trams will take you right to the Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego stop. If the bus is a better option, take the 100, 151, or 155, and be sure to request a stop.
If you visit the museum on a Sunday, admission is free. Make advance reservation if you'd like a guided tour.