The Exhibition was opened on 2 August 2018 at the Warsaw Rising Museum. Now, its main part – the interactive map, presented at the Liberator Hall, has become one of the elements of the Main Exhibition.
In 2018, the 1944/Topography Exhibition has reached the finals of the European Design Awards.
The interactive map is based on 15 critical moments for the Rising – starting from the first days of the fighting, to key clashes to the capitulation. It shows the dynamic nature of the street fights – the changes in location of the Polish lines, directions of the German advance, Red Army positions and landing operations by the 1st Polish Army.
The map presents the sites of the greatest atrocities committed by the Germans, locations of allied supply airdrops and sewer routes used by the Insurgents to evacuate. It also features individual Insurgent redoubts and bastions of German resistance, and a German armoured train which bombarded the Polish positions.
The red-and-white flags show the sites in which the Home Army and Rising Command stationed. Objects which went down in the history of the fighting are highlighted. Among them is the Tram Power Station, which today houses the Warsaw Rising Museum – a place where the memory of the Rising, one of the most important battles in Polish history, lives on.
The Warsaw Rising Museum will be open again for visitors from 5 May 2021. For your convenience we have prepared an English audio track which you may follow on your smartphone. Special cards with a QR code are waiting for you upon the arrival. If you are interested in discovering the story of the Warsaw Rising with our guides, in February it is free of charge (admission ticket only).
The exhibition depicts fighting and everyday life during the Rising, keeping occupation terror in the background.
The Warsaw Rising Museum was opened on the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of fighting in Warsaw. The Museum is a tribute of Warsaw’s residents to those who fought and died for independent Poland and its free capital.