Europejskie Centrum Solidarności

Europejskie Centrum Solidarności

Europejskie Centrum Solidarności
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
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
About
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
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • NandCadventures
    26 contributions
    A great place to learn about the history of poland and a great memorial
    It was so interesting to learn about the history of Poland and I’m so glad I visited. I didn’t no much history while walking into this museum and found this museum so informative. We used the audio tour which came in different languages which toured us round the museum. The museum was a respectful memorial but also showed us the brutality of what happened. We took the 2.5 hour tour but there was also an option of 1.5 hour. Would recommend
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 14, 2023
  • soularch
    Falkirk, United Kingdom183 contributions
    Exceptional Museum.
    Impressive architecture houses an excellent museum. Not only very informative, it's a very stimulating presentation of historical events in all kinds of mixed media, that is genuinely a moving and emotional story. Would recommend to anyone visiting as a must-see for Gdansk.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 6, 2023
  • mpin
    Greater Melbourne, Australia92 contributions
    Inspirational centre - wonderfully curated and not to be missed.
    This is a truly magnificent centre - not to be missed. Outstanding audio-guide. Easily allow 3 hours if you're into the detail of your history. At present, note the the Hall of negotiations is not part of the key building and easily missed if you're not aware it stands separately. We only found this key part of the museum as the internal museum shop is currently incomplete and attaches to the Hall.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 25, 2023
  • Jeff456789
    Bristol, United Kingdom136 contributions
    Great museum
    Excellent modern museum with fantastic audio guide (seems to be a great feature of many museums in Poland). Well priced and plenty to see. Opted for the longer audio guide tour at 2. 5 hours which was perfect. Building stunning
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 15, 2023
  • John C
    Bath, United Kingdom13 contributions
    Solidarity!
    30Zl entry, which includes a headset. The next 3 hours were a very moving, and educational experience. So much suffering, and so many brave people prepared to make a stand. An absolute must if visiting Gdansk, and make sure you do the Level 6 viewing platform. Great views over the City & the former Lenin shipyards
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 30, 2023
  • Gigi
    175 contributions
    Well worth a visit!
    What an interesting place this is! We walked from our hotel in the centre of Gdansk out to this impressive building. The space inside is amazing and we went for the 90 minute audio tour. There was a longer one available. The exhibition was very well organised and all information on the boards was in Polish and English. Fascinating insight into some of Poland's history. The viewing platform at the top afforded amazing views.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 15, 2023
  • Sandals246
    Myrniong, Australia388 contributions
    Unmissable
    A must when visiting Gdansk! We went today, and it was one of the most moving things we have done. ( not counting Auschwitz). An amazing concept both artistically and politically. The permanent display with audio guide was fantastic value and took 2 hours.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 30, 2023
  • Gordon M
    Geraldton, Australia49 contributions
    Another excellent Gdańsk attraction
    Along with Malbork Castle and the World War Two Museum, this makes up the 3 attractions you really should visit on a trip to Gdańsk. Very informative of a turbulent time in Polish history that had wider implications across the Iron Curtain countries. Well thought out tour and the audio guide was excellent and allows you to investigate at your own pace.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 1, 2023
  • Marius P
    Oslo, Norway1,853 contributions
    Good museum on polish revolution
    A good museum describing the polish revolution starting with the strike at the shipyard in Gdansk. A lot of interesting items on display and information to read. It was a free audio guide, but I must say that the layout of the museum was quite interesting and that the audio guide did not always match what was on the wall that you could read.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 10, 2023
  • Andrew A
    London, United Kingdom15 contributions
    Highlight of trip to Gdansk
    Absolutely superb Museum for depth of information, presentation and interpretation. A very useful audio guide, which set up each exhibit and gave you time to explore further. An important story of huge significance, powerfully and brilliantly told. First rate! Level 6 viewing platform a bonus too, and a splendid shop.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 18, 2023
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Pam M
44 contributions
Feb 2020 • 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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enjy59
Great Malvern, UK17 contributions
Feb 2020
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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ersatzs66
United Kingdom165 contributions
Aug 2020 • 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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minniem125
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK46 contributions
Jan 2020 • 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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GalbraithH
13 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Complimentary audio guides make this a worthwhile visit.

We walked here from the Old Town in a comfortable 15minutes.

We easily spent 2.5hours here and enjoyed the variety of exhibits and information available in written Polish and English. The audio guide works on GPS and was faultless. The content was succinct and engaging. The building’s foyer is extensive but surprisingly pleasant and relaxing with plenty of people milling about/in the cafe.

Would highly recommend for teens upwards.
Written January 4, 2020
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Amanda W
Luton, UK62 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Fascinating museum ! We had 2 hours here and it wasn’t enough. I grew up in the 80’s and remember watching the news about the Solidarity movement but I had no idea how they had to fight for things that we take for granted. The museum is very well laid out with a mixture of exhibits and a great audio which is a must. It is quite tiring but there are plenty of places to sit on the way round or you could go for a coffee at the delightful cafe on the ground floor. The parking is free and is below ground with access to the car park by lift. You need to ask for a carpark ticket when you get a ticket for the exhibition. The price is very reasonable with concessions for pensioners and children.
Written February 25, 2020
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Rob
Dublin, Ireland2,955 contributions
Aug 2019
This is a fantastic interactive museum that really thought me about what happened in Poland and Eastern Europe in 1980's. I knew of it but this went into the detail about how it came about. I loved how much thought went into how it's designed and telling the story in an engaging way.
My only complaint is it closed too early for me and 3 hours wasn't enough to see everything I wanted!
Written January 14, 2020
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Jan D
Cary, NC30 contributions
Aug 2021
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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Mark W
Luton, UK18 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Excellent museum. Very well laid out museum with audio guide that is synchronized by your location, last approx 3.5 hrs.
Very detailed description of factual events leading up to and after the uprising of the Gdansk shipyard workers.
Provides a real perspective of what life was like during that period of time and how hard it was to live under such deplorable conditions.
Plenty of places to sit down, have coffee and eat if required.
Highly recommended.
Written February 19, 2020
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mark
London, UK89 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Having lived through the tumultuous changes the 1980s brought, we were very aware of the impact Solidanosć had, not just on communist Poland, but the wider eastern bloc.

This contemporary museum, with its excellent audio guide, takes the visitor through the birth of the movement and right up to date. It rally was a most engaging, poignant and moving visit.
Written January 5, 2020
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Europejskie Centrum Solidarności - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)