Katyn Museum

Katyn Museum, Warsaw: Hours, Address, Katyn Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Katyn Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This museum is a memorial to the thousands of Polish reserve officers killed by the Soviets and buried in the Russian forest of Katyn.
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nataliem7
London, UK61 contributions
Interesting museum on on a massacre that is not well-known
Sep 2019
Very interesting modern museum on the Katyn massacre of ~22,000 people. The museum covers the Soviet massacre of primarily Polish military and police officers that was denied by the Soviets until 1990. Contains a vast array of the victim's possessions found during the excavations. Well worth a visit. If you do not speak Polish, you definitely need the audio guide as unfortunately almost nothing in the displays and multimedia is in English. The audio guide provides a broad description of the massacre, but does not delve in too much on the display items.
Written 15 September 2019
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Catracho-in-Miami
Miami, FL37 contributions
In memory of Katyn Massacre
Sep 2019 • Friends
This museum holds items excavated in the exhumation of death pits in Katyn & other locations. Polish officers, policemen, and members of Polish intelligentsia were massacred by the NKDV in 1940. Free admission.
Written 7 September 2019
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kurteg
Lenexa, KS473 contributions
Unique Museum/Memorial
Apr 2019
So, this is how you create a museum from a mass grave. So hard to comprehend number of executions this place incurred during WWII, and how it was excavated many years later to tell the gruesome stories of what happened here.
Written 31 August 2019
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Paweł W
1 contribution
Worth visiting Museum !
May 2019 • Friends
The Museum is so interesting and thought-provoking. Must see for all the forigners who try to understand modern history of Poland.
Written 5 May 2019
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peterpaddockhurst
West Sussex, UK292 contributions
Memorable
Oct 2018
Evocative and well presented. Shocking reminder of how all totalitarian regimes behave and how the Poles, as a whole, have suffered by being sandwiched between larger and more powerful neighbours. A must see
Written 7 April 2019
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Fred P
BRIGHTON81 contributions
Interesting but sad visit
Mar 2019 • Friends
The staff were so grateful that we had come to visit and appreciate the terrible atrocities of the past. Rather similar to Auschwitz, but obviously on a smaller scale. Numerous items from the massacre such as letters and many personal belongings of the victims are displayed.

This massacre has been covered up for years by different governments just to protect their own interests.

DVD's and booklets are available and it is very important that people view and read the information contained within them to learn much of the truth which has been and still is covered up.

In the UK you must purchase the DVD with Michael Gambon entitled "The Last Witness" it is NOT subtitles but in English
Written 17 March 2019
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Joseph310
Kent, CT277 contributions
A Must
Dec 2018 • Couples
Not an easy visit, but important to appreciate the fear of Russia and the struggle and suffering of the people living in Poland.
Written 7 January 2019
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TUMBO10
Essex, UK535 contributions
Fantastic
Dec 2018 • Solo
Quite a small museum and out the waybut well worth doing.
The museum itself was free entry but you need headphones if you only speak English as you wont understand what is going on. The headphones cost 10 Zlotys which is just £2 per person. Well laid out and impressed me. Highly recommend
Written 7 December 2018
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DesertRoseSpa
Warsaw, Poland20 contributions
Must visit for Polish history lovers!
Aug 2018 • Family
Excellent Polish museum in Warsaw. Lots of history information about Poland. Some of the facts can be disturbing. Easily accessible from old town.
Written 17 August 2018
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Ana-Maria B
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1 045 contributions
More people should see it
Jul 2018 • Solo
I knew a bit about the events so I really wanted to see it. It is a bit away from city center, but easy to get there via metro and tram (one stop). The museum is very powerful, especially the reliquaries with the objects discovered with the killed people. I couldn't stop looking at them. This is a very sad place, but also a very dignified memorial dedicated to those who died for simply being considered a threat. Not all the information is in English, so get an audio guide. Access to the museum is free, but the audio guide is 10 zl. Definitely worth it. Found a nice book too at the souvenir shop.
Written 28 July 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Katyn Museum

Katyn Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 - 14:00
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 - 16:00