Europejskie Centrum Solidarności

Europejskie Centrum Solidarności, Gdansk: Hours, Address, Europejskie Centrum Solidarności Reviews: 4.5/5

Europejskie Centrum Solidarności

Europejskie Centrum Solidarności
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 AM
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We believe that the experience of the Polish road to freedom gives us civic energy even today and that the heritage of Solidarnosc (Solidarity) is still a source of invigorating ideas for Europe
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Jan D
Cary, NC24 contributions
This museum has the best audioguide system we have encountered - and it's included in the ticket price. While you can stop play at any time, it will automatically trigger a description on a new area when you reach a new location. We used the English version and truly appreciated the clear descriptions, both with the audio and with nearly all of the signage and videos.
Written August 27, 2021
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MrThomas1981
Ipswich, UK659 contributions
One of the best museum experiences ever! After a false start (did the whole 'don't need the audio guide, i can read' routine... took ten paces into the hall and promptly realised my mistake) this is quite simply one of the most engaging and informative experiences I have experienced. The guide takes you through the history of the solidarity movement from the soviet takeover of the shipyards right up until the present day and tells of Poland's fight for freedom, civil liberties and recognition. It shares some important lessons for us all about hard won freedom and there are some important lessons for us all in the current climate. Start this one early - two hours is not really enough to do this in (its the running time of the audio guide if you just follow it alone) and you risk running out of time if you go at the end of the day. Touch screens give you multimedia experiences as you go round and you will need time to stop and take these in too. These were regularly sanitised whilst we were there so they are doing their bit for COVID as well. The building itself is fascinating too and there are refreshments available as well as temporary exhibitions which are often free too. Great value for money and I've learnt so much in a short space of time.
Written November 2, 2021
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Poleinahole
Switzerland1,985 contributions
Solo
I’m an avid museum goer, especially historical ones, and this museum sets the bar very high for others to follow.

It succeeds in putting you right into the shipyard during the strike that changed everything—you’ll see lockers of workers; be able to sit at the actual negotiating table between the workers and the state; jail cells, interrogation rooms, see underground printing presses; film clips and so much more.

The audio guide is superb—you can choose a short or long tour and it automatically detects where you are. If you get lost there is a help mode to show you where to go but it is very intuitive. Best if all, it doesn’t just repeat what you can read in the displays.

The long audio guide tour takes about 2.5 hours, but I wasn’t done reading all the display material after three hours and needed another hour on top of that, everything was so interesting.

It’s open until 7 pm and is located in a stunning building shaped like a boat that also houses a library and lots of trees. You can get coffee snd cakes or sandwiches in the cafe to pace yourself.

Really superb and a must do when in Gdańsk. I wish other museums would emulate what this museum has done.
Written July 25, 2022
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Max
14 contributions
Absolutely amazing place, both from the inside and outside. The museum featured a lot of climactic rooms, interactive screens, the sound guide was well developed. This is by far the best museum in the Tri-City, totally worth spending time here and an absolute must-see in Gdansk.
Written August 16, 2022
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minniem125
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK34 contributions
Family
We visited the play area only. Adults had to pay full price, which is unusual. We didn’t find it good value for money. The lockers were small as well. You paid for an hour only and 5 minutes before the end of the hour the bell went, within that 5 minutes you had to get your stuff together, as after the 5 minutes the lights went off and doors got locked, which was an abrupt ending to a disappointing stay.
Written February 1, 2020
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dnb5502
Seattle, WA24 contributions
Couples
This is a great museum, no doubt about it. But as soon as we got by the guard and into the first room, several people either took off their mask, pulled it under their nose, or pulled it under their chin. I came out and informed the guard, who got a room monitor who spoke English, and I told her. She went up to one person and asked them to cover their nose, which he did. By the next room, it was pulled down again. I went down to the ticket office and explained to a ticket seller the situation and she said she would take care of it. After several minutes, I observed 3 of the room monitors sitting and texting away from everyone - with their masks under their noses. Nothing was done, as I went through the exhibits and stayed as far as possible from those whose masks were under their nose, under their chin, or not on at all.
Written September 17, 2021
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Pam M
44 contributions
Couples
Visited today and spent 2 1/2hours in the museum. The audioguide is included in the 25zloty entrance fee and is a great addition. A very in depth museum covering the history of the shipyard workers and the rise of the solidarity movement. An excellently laid out museum. There is a free to use cloakroom or take a 2zloty coin for the lockers as you cannot take your bag and coat in. There is also an open air viewing platform on the sixth floor, but the view is largely obscured by the shape of the building. Definitely worth a visit here
Written February 20, 2020
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ersatzs66
United Kingdom165 contributions
Solo
Not being a fan of audio guides and overly didactic floor plans, I found moving through the museum a bit frustrating. That said, many of the exhibits were thoughtfully curated and intriguing. I particularly enjoyed the use of art to express the Solidarity message.

Visiting the roof is free but, in truth, a river cruise will tell you more about the river and climbing the old town hall tower will give you a clearer view of the city.
Written August 23, 2020
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enjy59
Great Malvern, UK17 contributions
Massive stunning building full of beautiful light and greenery everywhere. I knew very little about the shipyard workers and their fight for rights. Remember Lech Walesa being in the news and thats about all. This place taught both myself and my son so much about that struggle. Fantastic interactive rooms full of so much information. A lot of it very sobering.
Even if you have no interest in the history I think this place is worth a visit. You can enter the main building free , you just pay to see the actual exihibits , although the whole place is free on a Tuesday. Allow as much time as possible as it takes a fair few hours to do it justice.
Written February 28, 2020
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Christopher
Raleigh, NC61 contributions
Couples
So much recent history which has impacted so many lives. The bravery of the workers is astounding. The museum is nicely laid out and easy to follow. The movement happened in my life time and I learned so much. Feel this museum is a must.
Also take time to go to the roof , great views of the city on one side and the shipyards on the other.
Written September 28, 2021
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