Europejskie Centrum Solidarności

Europejskie Centrum Solidarności

Europejskie Centrum Solidarności
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Gigi
    169 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, Australia384 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, Australia69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, Norway2,203 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 Kingdom30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
  • Altay Aydın
    Turin, Italy7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must-see Place in Gdansk
    Awesome place everyone must be visiting on their trip to Gdansk. Personally, I'm not a fan of audio guides but for this exhibition I highly recommend it since it is planned perfectly and the guide is interactive with the rooms. Long tour takes about 2.5-3 hours where the short one lasts 1 hour less. Nothing more, anybody who is concerned for these solidarity values would be in love with the place after the visit. Go and check here out immediately, you won't be disappointed!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written September 21, 2023
  • thomthom70
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top, top, top. Must See!
    Absolutely fantastic! This is how a museum in 2023 should be. Interactive, lots of videos, fantastic presentation and with the audioguide in my local language (German) a great experience. The building has a beautiful architecture and how they made it possible to transport a difficult historic topic in such a light and interesting way is just outstanding. Go and see! Absolute must when in Gdansk.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 2, 2023
  • sunnybrae2016
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very worthwhile list packed with information and presented in an interesting format
    We visited this centre the day after visiting the War Museum and it continued the Polish story up to the present day. It is a great museum both visually and in content. The audio guide is helpful and is part of the entry ticket. It is really well set out and very informative. After spending so long at the War Museum the previous day we elected to take the short version of the audio tour. We still spent much longer than the estimated duration of that tour. The walk to the Centre is a bit further out of the old town but still a very pleasant stroll in the snow. I'd recommend you visit the Montownia food hall on your way there for an excellent breakfast at the Green Egg and be there in time for the 10 am opening.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 4, 2023
  • LadyElizabeth
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best museum
    As the title says this is probably the best museum I’ve visited due to how the exhibit was laid out. The use of video and technology really added to the experience and at one point I got goose bumps due to how emotive it was. Incredibly educational on an important moment in history. If you’re in Gdańsk make sure you visit
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 31, 2023
  • Tracey D
    65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative Museum
    An incredible museum detailing an important part of Polish history. The usual Polish museum headset offers extra information and this museum is free on Tuesdays. Allow half a day for the wealth of information.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 21, 2024
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minniem125
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK45 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Ireland2,929 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, NC42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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P_L
Limassol City, Cyprus82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
It’s a must-see museum when in Gdańsk. The place is huge, and will provide you tons of information on the subject of both Solidarnost and Communist atrocities in Poland and generally Eastern Block. It’s also quite interactive, you won’t just be surrounded with various papers, the museum has a lot to offer.
Written January 17, 2020
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LyndaMB
London, UK111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
This was exactly what a museum should be - informative, organised and in a super building.

So many museums, especially in Poland unfortunately, leave the visitor confused and lost as they make their way through the maze of exhibits (think Warsaw Uprising Museum and the Museum of Polish Jews) but this was clearly signed and well laid out. The audio guide was a great help, telling you where to go and leaving you to browse in between.

We explored the run-down area behind the museum. It's worth doing and makes even more sense of the shipyard map inside.
Written June 9, 2020
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MrThomas1981
Ipswich, UK904 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
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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