The best museums in Warsaw in 2021

These are the top 20 best museums in Warsaw, Poland, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2021. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Warsaw:

  1. Warsaw Uprising Museum1

    Warsaw Uprising Museum

    The Warsaw Uprising Museum (Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego) is a historical museum in Warsaw that illustrates the events of the Warsaw Uprising, which lasted from 1 August to 2 October 1944. On the one hand, the permanent exhibition shows the insurgents' commitment to a free Poland and, on the other
  2. POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews2

    POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

    The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is a museum in Warsaw that is dedicated to the history of Judaism in Poland. The museum is located on the site of the former Warsaw ghetto, opposite the memorial commemorating the 1943 uprising in the ghetto. The exhibition covers consists of eight gall
  3. Copernicus Science Centre3

    Copernicus Science Centre

    The Copernicus Science Centre (Centrum Nauki Kopernik) is a science museum near the Vistula River in Warsaw. The museum features over 450 interactive exhibits to do experiments and discover the laws of science. The exhibition is divided into six sections concerning various fields of knowledge, namel
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  5. Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow4

    Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow

    The Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow (Muzeum Pałacu Króla Jana III w Wilanowie) is a museum in the residence of King Jan III. Sobieski in Warsaw. The foundation of the collections is the collection of Stanisław Kostka Potocki, which he left to the Polish people in 1805. The palace features
  6. Fryderyk Chopin Museum5

    Fryderyk Chopin Museum

    The Fryderyk Chopin Museum (Muzeum Fryderyka Chopina w Warszawie) is a museum in the Polish capital Warsaw, dedicated to the Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849). The museum is housed in the 17th-century city palace designed by Tielman van Gameren that
  7. National Museum in Warsaw6

    National Museum in Warsaw

    The National Museum in Warsaw (Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie, MNW) is a national museum in Warsaw. It is one of the largest museums in Poland and the largest in Warsaw. The National Museum holds a collection of 11,000 pieces of ancient art (Egyptian, Greek and Roman), a gallery of Polish painting sinc
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  9. Polish Army Museum7

    Polish Army Museum

    The Polish Army Museum (Muzeum Wojska Polskiego) traces Poland's military history and is mostly housed in a wing of the Polish National Museum in Warsaw. The museum is the largest military museum in Poland and the second largest museum in Warsaw with over 250,000 exhibits. The objects relate to the
  10. Mausoleum of Struggle and Martyrdom8

    Mausoleum of Struggle and Martyrdom

    The Mausoleum of Struggle and Martyrdom (Mauzoleum Walki i Męczeństwa) in Warsaw is located in the basement of the former headquarters of the Gestapo during the occupation of Warsaw by German troops during World War II. In the former prison today the then detained, tortured and murdered are commemor
  11. Warsaw Zoo9

    Warsaw Zoo

    The Warsaw Zoo (Ogród Zoologiczny Warszawski) is the zoo of the Polish capital Warsaw, which was founded in 1928. The zoo is home to around 3000 animals, relating to around 500 species. The zoo is intersected from north to south by a wide walking path. On the side of the Weichsel the Warsaw Zoo has
  12. Warsaw Fotoplastikon10

    Warsaw Fotoplastikon

    The Fotoplastikon in Warsaw is the oldest Kaiserpanorama (a form of stereoscopic entertainment medium) in the world that is still located at its original place since its installation. The building itself was built around 1900 in the neo-Baroque style. During the German occupation from 1939 to mid-Ja
  13. Pawiak Prison Museum11

    Pawiak Prison Museum

    Pawiak was a prison in Warsaw that was built in 1835. During the January 1863 Uprising, it served as a transfer camp for Polish people sentenced by Imperial Russia to deportation to Siberia. During the World War II, the Pawiak Prison became part of the Nazi concentration-death camp apparatus. In 194
  14. Museum of Life under Communism12

    Museum of Life under Communism

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  16. Neon Museum13

    Neon Museum

    The Neon Museum (Muzeum Neonów) is a museum in Warsaw that documents and protects Polish light advertisements created after World War II. The Neon Museum in Warsaw is one of the few museums of neon signs in the world. The Neon Museum is located on the premises of Soho Factory. The museum holds an ex
  17. Museum of Polish Military Technology14

    Museum of Polish Military Technology

    The Museum of Polish Military Technology (Muzeum Polskiej Techniki Wojskowej) is located at the former Fort IX of the Warsaw Fortress in Sadyba in Warsaw's Mokotów district. Together with the Katyń Museum Warsaw, which is also housed here, it is a branch of the Museum of the Polish Army. The fortres
  18. Railway Museum in Warsaw15

    Railway Museum in Warsaw

    The Railway Museum in Warsaw (Muzeum Kolejnictwa w Warszawie) was housed in the former Warsaw Główna PKP railway terminus. The permanent collection consisted of historic rolling stock.
  19. Zachęta National Gallery of Art16

    Zachęta National Gallery of Art

    The Zachęta National Gallery of Art (Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki) is an art Gallery in Warsaw. It was the first building in Warsaw that was erected to exhibit works of art. The Zachęta was built thanks to funds and gifts from the Association for the Encouragement of Fine Arts, an organization of
  20. Field Cathedral of the Polish Army17

    Field Cathedral of the Polish Army

  21. Katyn Museum18

    Katyn Museum

    The Katyn Museum (Muzeum Katyńskie) in Warsaw houses an exhibition on the prehistory, the development and the consequences of the Katyn massacre, in which around 4,000 Polish officers were murdered in 1940 by the Soviet secret service NKVD. The museum was established in 1993 and is located in the Po
  22. Jewish Historical Institute19

    Jewish Historical Institute

    The Jewish Historical Institute (Żydowski Instytut Historyczny, ŻIH) in Warsaw houses one of the most significant collections on Jewish history in Poland, including the Ringelblum Archive (the Warsaw Ghetto, also called Oneg Shabbat) that contains about 6000 documents, and is an important research f
  23. Maria Skłodowska-Curie Museum20

    Maria Skłodowska-Curie Museum

    The Maria Skłodowska-Curie Museum (Muzeum Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie) is a museum in Warsaw that is dedicated to the life and work of Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity Marie Skłodowska Curie. Marie Skłodowska Curie was the first woma

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