The exhibition depicts fighting and everyday life during the Rising, keeping occupation terror in the background.
Complexity of the international situation at the time of the Rising is portrayed, including the post-war years of the Communist regime and the fate of Insurgents in the People’s Republic of Poland (PRL). With the total area of more than 3000 m2, 800 exhibition items, approximately 1500 photographs, films and sound recordings, history of the days preceding the Rising is told. Visitors are guided through the subsequent stages of the Rising until the time when the Insurgents left Warsaw. Their further fate is also portrayed.
The second part of the permanent exhibition, opened in May of 2006 in Hall B, presents the story of Allied airdrops. Its highlight is a replica of a Liberator B-24J bomber. Much of the exhibition has been devoted to the Germans and their allies, showing their actions in Warsaw as documented in official texts from the time of the Rising and in private notes. The stories of eye witnesses of the August and September 1944 events are played in Hall B. These recordings came from the audiovisual Spoken History Archive at the Warsaw Rising Museum. A movie theatre shows films about the Rising on a panoramic screen. At the mezzanine gallery various temporary exhibition are displayed. The Museum tower is a special attraction with a view of the Freedom Park and the city of Warsaw.
Following the decision of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage regarding the 2019-nCov (Coronavirus) epidemic, The Warsaw Rising Museum will be closed to the public from 12 March 2020.
Take part in a photo competition organised to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the Warsaw Rising. Catch on your camera or smartphone the way we commemorate the Rising wherever you are, no matter whether in Poland or in the world! Official commemorations, concerts, social events – take a picture of anything that is about remembering what happened in Warsaw in August and September 1944. Show that you care!
A Phoenix City shows over 150 photographs of Warsaw from the 1940s made by Karol Pęcherski.