Famous Museums in Warsaw

The museums in Warsaw give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Warsaw with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Warsaw. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Warsaw.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Warsaw.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Warsaw:

  1. Warsaw Uprising Museum

    4.7 (3570 Votes)
    Warsaw Uprising Museum

    Museum, War Memorial

    The museum has a single purpose to tell the story of it’s namesake, when in WWII, the Polish resistance Home Army tried to retake Warsaw from Germany. It was the single largest resistance effort in Europe in the entire war. The museum tries to tell the story of this uprising in it’s every facet, whether in the form of weapons used or love letters sent. It’s arranged so beauti...Read more
  2. Wilanow Palace And Museum

    4.6 (2405 Votes)
    Wilanow Palace And Museum

    Museum, Historical Site, Palace, Concert

    This is one of Poland’s first public museums. It’s a bit remarkable that the museum even functions today, considering that most of its exhibits were annexed by the Nazi’s in WWII, but thankfully these were repatriated. Modelled on the Versailles by King John III Sobieski for his French wife, the palace is in the Baroque style. Its main exhibits are the gallery of Polish Royal...Read more
  3. Copernicus Science Centre

    4.6 (3417 Votes)
    Copernicus Science Centre

    Science Museum, Educational Site

    The origin of this rather futuristic looking building is a bit curious. Radio Polski once use to organise science picnics, which were mainly directed at the children of Warsaw. During these picnics, natural and scientific phenomena were explored in a rather hands on manner. As popularity in this activity grew, the authorities used EU funds to build this beautiful museum to facilitate the count...Read more
  4. Palace Of Culture And Science

    Museum, Park, Landmark, Historical Site

    Pretty much all those who live close by hate this building, the tallest in Poland and certainly the most prominent in Warsaw. It was built by the Soviets, and thus is seen as a sign of unwelcome Russian dominance. It’s also said to greatly detract from the city’s aesthetic appeal. A running joke goes that the only place to tolerate the building is from the top of it, as that’...Read more
  5. Warsaw National Museum

    4.6 (3227 Votes)
    Warsaw National Museum

    Art Museum, Art Gallery, Museum

    The museum’s main collections comprise of ancient art, polish art, numismatics (coin collections), applied art and oriental art and all of these are quite extensive. The museum underwent some display changes recently, when the collections were rearranged by theme rather than by historical period. Of special interest are the Faras Gallery, which displays early Christian Art and the Mediev...Read more
  6. Fryderyk Chopin Museum

    4.3 (2379 Votes)
    Fryderyk Chopin Museum

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    Dedicated to the world famous composer who created divine masterpieces in the field of music and who is considered as one of the eternal and timeless musicians of the world. This museum has two branches and spread over five levels of exhibition space, has precious manuscripts of Chopin that were obtained from his family and relatives. The museum also houses collection of photographs and record...Read more
  7. Jewish Ghetto Memorial

    4.6 (1151 Votes)
    Jewish Ghetto Memorial

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    The symbol of the ghetto uprising of Warsaw in the World War 2, this monument stands on the exact location where the first armed clash took place. An impressive homage paid to the people who sacrificed their lives in the uprising.  The Museum of the History of Polish Jews located just opposite the memorial is also worth visiting. Also, visit nearby attractions which are covered in Warsaw ...Read more
  8. Maria Sklodowska Curie Museum

    Museum, Historical Site

    It’s fitting that a national celebrity who won two Nobel Prizes for her country and did so much to expand humanity’s work on radiation be given her own museum. Small and intimate, the museum offers a very personal insight into the travails of this remarkable woman. The exhibits include letters and many instruments she used in her work. Also, visit nearby attractions which are cover...Read more
  9. Mausoleum Of Struggle And Martyrdom

    Museum, History Museum, Memorial, War Memorial

    During the Second World War and Germany’s occupation of Poland, you’d have given pretty much anything to not to be able to visit this place. This place used to be the actual Gestapo detainment and interrogation (read torture) offices. The museum is small, interactive and a pretty powerful experience. Start with the introductory movie and the move on down the exhibits. It’s mo...Read more
  10. Museum Of Pawiak Prison

    4.6 (367 Votes)
    Museum Of Pawiak Prison

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    Another museum which will leave you affected. Thought the prison belonged to the Polish government, the museum highlights the time period of Nazi invasion where the innocent were imprisoned and gives a glimpse of war history. Also, visit nearby attractions which are covered in Warsaw itinerary 1 day.
  11. Kredytowa 1, Warszawa, Poland
  12. Aleja Solidarnosci 62, 00-240 Warszawa, Poland
  13. Muzeum Neonow

    4.3 (19 Votes)
    Mińska 25, Warszawa, Poland