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Want to explore Warsaw’s museums free of charge? Posted by on Feb 11, 2022 in Culture, Film & Theater, Places to visit

From learning about new culture to enjoying a day out with your friends and/or family, there are many reasons to visit museums while traveling. Did you know that there are specific days you can visit Warsaw’s museums for free?

While some people may think of museums being boring, others find them fun and attractive. Museums are brilliant repositories of human being’s historical artifact and achievements in art. We can learn a lot about the cultures of a country or a city. We can also learn the people’s lifestyle of the past.

Sometimes, while visit a country, you don’t have time to see everything you want. By visiting museums you can maximize your knowledge.

Now you can take a look at your week and see which day you want to dedicate to visiting some of Warsaw’s museums and not spend any money!



Warsaw Rising Museum

Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

Definitely one of my favorites. Very interesting and worth visiting. This interactive museum commemorates the largest underground combat operation in German-occupied Europe during World War II. The 1944 Warsaw Uprising changed forever the face of the Polish capital.

Warsaw Rising Museum. Image by tevenet on Pixabay.

Geological Museum

Muzeum Geologiczne

Here you can see complete collection of rocks, reflecting the geological structure of the country.

Jewish Historical Institute

Żydowski Instytut Historyczny

Station Museum

Stacja Muzeum

This museum displays unique uniforms, railway models, old telephones, tickets from over a century ago, the most impressive are the trains and locomotives and many other treasures.

Legia Warsaw Museum

Legia Warszawa Muzeum

Do you want to know more about history of the most successful football clubs in Poland? This is a place to visit.


National Museum

Muzeum Narodowe

Museum of Maria Skłodowska-Curie

Muzeum Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie

Polish Academy of Sciences Museum of the Earth

Polska Akademia Nauk Muzeum Ziemi

Museum of Caricature

Muzeum Karykatury

NBP Money Center

Centrum Pieniążka

Very interesting place – here in the 16 rooms you will learn about the history of Polish money, play the role of a broker, enter a safe and see what an ATM looks like inside. You will also learn to distinguish a fake from an original.


Royal Castle in Warsaw

Zamek Królewski w Warszawie

Fryderyk Chopin Museum

Instytut Narodowy Fryderyka Chopina

Katyń Museum

Muzeum Katyńskie



Museum of King Jan III Palace at Wilanów

Muzeum Pałacu Króla Jana III w Wilanowie

Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

Warsaw Photoplasticon

Fotoplastikon Warszawski

The photoplasticon was a popular device at the turn of the 19th and 20th century that allowed viewers to see changing three-dimensional photographs.

Museum of Warsaw

Muzeum Warszawy

State Ethnographic Museum

Państwowe Muzeum Etnograficzne w Warszawie

Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art

Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski

Zachęta National Gallery of Art

Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki

Polish Army Museum

Muzeum Wojska Polskiego

The only museum in Poland, where you can learn about the history of the Polish Army from its beginnings in the X century to the end of World War II.



Royal Łazienki Museum

Łazienki Królewskie

Royal Łazienki Palace. Image by allphotobangkok on Pixabay

Also: Legia Warsaw Museum, Katyń Museum, Geological Museum



Museum of Sport and Tourism

Muzeum Sportu i Turystyki

The museum is one of the oldest museums of this type in Europe and it has been operating since 1952. You will be able to see a permanent exhibition showing the history of sport from ancient Greece to the present day and many other things. The building itself is steeped in the symbolism of the Olympic idea – the elevator shaft resembles a torch, and the roof is akin to stadium architecture.

Also: Katyń Museum and NBP Money Center



Museum of Literature

Muzeum Literatury

Also: NBP Money Center, NBP Money Center and NBP Money Center


Happy sightseeing!


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About the Author: Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew near Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.


  1. Pam Prophet:

    I love reading your blog and decided I want to travel Poland with YOU! I know you would be not only knowledgeable but, also, lots of fun! Can’t wait to read your next blog! ❤️🤍❤️🤍❤️

    • Kasia:

      @Pam Prophet Thank you so much Pam! I bet you would be fun to travel with you as well!And I bet you would love Poland!