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Museum of Life Under Communism (Muzeum Zycia w PRL) Tours

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Museum of Life Under Communism (Muzeum Zycia w PRL)
Part of the Adventure Warsaw attraction — which runs Communist-themed tours of the city — at the Soho Factory in bohemian, grungy Praga, the Life Under Communism Museum highlights the mundane, cheerless quality of life under the Soviet regime in Poland. Previously known as Czar PRL, it's now called Muzeum Życia w PRL, which literally translates as Museum of Life in the Polish People's Republic.

The Poles and the extraordinarily powerful Solidarity freedom movement, led by Lech Wałęsa, voted the Communist system out in the 1989 elections, leading to the break up of the Soviet Union. Although there is no sentimentality in Poland towards the former Communist regime, this clever little museum allows younger generations to glimpse life behind the Iron Curtain as it was for 45 years.

Among the busts of Lenin and Marx in the Museum of Life Under Communism are a scattering of Soviet uniforms, Communist-era radios and record player spinning vinyl from little-known Eastern Bloc bands. However, the highlights of the exhibition are the rudimentary rooms kitted out in typical Soviet style with austere furniture — some sourced from the former headquarters of the Polish United Workers’ Party (PZPR) and more donated from the general public. The sparse kitchen has a 1980s’ cooker and fridge; a rather depressing beige bedroom has a simple wooden bed and the walls of a party worker’s office are hung with portraits of Communist leaders. And this privately owned museum just keeps on growing, with the curators appealing for any artifacts that belong to the Communist era to use in their displays.

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Soho Factory, 25 Mińska, Praga, Warsaw. Open Mon–Fri 10am 4pm; Sat–Sun 11am–5pm. Admission adult PLN 80; seniors, students & children younger than 18 PLN 5; guided tours PLN 80. Take tram No. 22 from the Centrum (city center) to Gocławska.
Address: 25 Mińska, Praga, Warsaw, Mazovia 03-808, Poland
Hours: Mon–Fri 10am–4pm; Sat–Sun 11am–5pm
Admission: adult PLN 80; seniors, students & children younger than 18 PLN 5; guided tours PLN 80
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Skip the Line: Museum of Life Under Communism Ticket

Skip the Line: Museum of Life Under Communism Ticket

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Understand more about Poland’s history during communist times by visiting the Museum of Life under Communism. Have the rare opportunity to visit a place that feels like a time capsule—see furniture, souvenir food packets, and everyday items that were part of people’s lives during communist times. It’s much more fascinating than reading written accounts, and you’ll be able to walk through a reconstruction of what a family home looked like.
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Historical Tour of Communist Warsaw In A Nysa 522 With Pickup

Historical Tour of Communist Warsaw In A Nysa 522 With Pickup

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Enrich your knowledge of Warsaw’s communist history on an educational tour of the Polish capital. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, travel around Warsaw in an authentic communist-era vehicle, visiting sites associated with Poland’s socialist history; discover the impressive interior of the Palace of Culture and Science; browse intriguing exhibits in the Communism Times Museum; and stop at Constitution Square.
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Private Communist Tour of Warsaw

Private Communist Tour of Warsaw

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Find out more about Poland’s socialist history by going on a private communist tour of Warsaw. Save hours of research time, and benefit from a guide’s expert knowledge about the top communist sites in Warsaw. Highlights include Constitution Square, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Palace of Culture and Science, and the Museum of Life under Communism.
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The Best Private All Day Warsaw City Tour by luxury car

The Best Private All Day Warsaw City Tour by luxury car

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We know how it is when you want to visit everything at once! To meet the expectations of our customers we tailor-made a product that will fit your needs perfectly. Have a look at our "The Best Private All Day Warsaw City Tour by the luxury car". We give you 8 wonderful hours with a private city guide in a luxury Mercedes car with a dedicated driver to visit the Polish capital. You think this is enough? No! We add 2 entries to the Museums - from four that we offer. Customize your program to suit your unique interests with our guide. Our company provides tourist and transport services at the highest level. The best-licensed guides and drivers with luxury limousine fleet are at your disposal and we always do our best to satisfy our customers. Elegance, foreign language skills, excellent knowledge of routes and topography are the advantages of our drivers. So have a seat in our exclusive car and enjoy your Private Tour! Remember that every customer is a ViP to us!
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Museum of Life Under Communism (Muzeum Zycia w PRL) hours of operation: Mon–Fri 10am–4pm; Sat–Sun 11am–5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Museum of Life Under Communism (Muzeum Zycia w PRL) costs USD 6.04. Guided Museum of Life Under Communism (Muzeum Zycia w PRL) tours start around USD 6.04 per person. See all 3 Museum of Life Under Communism (Muzeum Zycia w PRL) tickets and tours on Viator.
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