Warsaw is well known all over the world for its rich culture and artistic environment. so of course, it has many museums that you definitely have to visit, if you travel to this wonderful city. All of them are modern, exciting, interactive, so you will not only learn a lot and see exclusive things which you will not see anywhere else in the world, but will also totally enjoy such experience and make sure museums are not always boring! Are you ready? Read our list of TOP 5 Museums To Visit In Warsaw!
1. National Museum
The National Museum in Warsaw is one of the largest museums in Poland and the largest one in Warsaw. It exhibits a great collection of ancient art (Egyptian, Greek, Roman), an extensive gallery of Polish painting since the 16th century and a collection of foreign painting (Italian, French, Flemish, Dutch, German and Russian) including some paintings from Adolf Hitler's private collection. There you can also see a pretty large numismatic collections, a gallery of applied arts and a department of oriental art, with the largest collection of Chinese art in Poland.
2. POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is a museum on the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto. It was opened recently in 2013, but has quickly become one of the most visited museums in the city. The museum features a narrative exhibition about the vibrant Jewish community that flourished in Poland for a thousand years up to the Holocaust. The exhibition consists of eight galleries and includes a multimedia narrative with interactive installations, paintings and oral histories, among other features created by more than 120 scholars and curators.
3. Warsaw Uprising Museum
The Museum is dedicated to the important and significant event in the history of Poland - Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Its collection represents thousands of different artifacts, from weapons to love letters, in order to present a full picture of the events that were happening at that time. Besides the main permanent exhibition, there are also other notable attraction of this museum, such as a 1940s style cafe, a Freedom park, a memorial wall with thousands of names of the fallen and the "Monter bell", and a wall, known as the heart of the museum, with sounds of battle and heart beats emanating from it. Definitely a "must see" museum in Warsaw!
4. Royal Castle
The Royal Castle formerly served throughout the centuries as the official residence of the Polish monarchs. This is one of the most famous and recognizable landmarks of Warsaw that has become a symbol of the city. It has a long and complicated history, being under attacks for a few times, it was badly damaged, but still not destroyed. The Royal Castle, together with the Old Town was registered as a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nowadays this is a historical and national monument, that is visited by over 500,000 people every year.
5. Copernicus Science Centre
Copernicus Science Centre is a place that will impress any visitor of any age - from small children to adults! In fact, this is a scientific museum named after Nicolaus Copernicus, a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who was born and died in the Kingdom of Poland (at that time). The museum exhibits more than 450 objects, with which visitors can interact and make experiments. It explains science and allows everyone to learn about it in a simple, clear and practical way. Which is, at the same time, a lot of fun as well!