Museum of the Polish Post Office - Museum of Gdansk

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Museum of the Polish Post Office - Museum of Gdansk

Museum of the Polish Post Office - Museum of Gdansk
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • History Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
This is one of the spots on the map where the World War Two broke out. The heroic defence of the facility by the employees of the Polish Post on 1 September 1939 went down in history. The Museum portrays the battle as it developed and the fate of the defenders. You can also learn how postal services were organised in the past and get an insight into the day-to-day life in the Free City of Gdańsk.
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Ian T
Bingley, UK12 contributions
Recommended
Oct 2021 • Family
So. I visited in October. It’s a small but enlightening museum. The guidebook is surprisingly cheap(4zl) and entry is only 10zl … the fact it’s still a working post office can be a little confusing.
Written October 13, 2021
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ersatzs66
London, United Kingdom145 contributions
Well worth a visit.
Aug 2020 • Solo
On facing a long queue at the WW2 museum, I went here instead. It gives a detailed and moving account of what happened, why it happened and how it has been remembered ever since.

I am curious though why some Gdansk residents think it's odd that a foreign tourist should visit here. Being an Irish history teacher, I am familiar with the significance of acts of resistance mounted at a post office. I do wonder though if there was any concerted attempt during the free city period to establish a sense of identity that went beyond being simply German or Polish. I am also intrigued by the how and why of the Nazi grip on the government of Danzig prior to the start of WW2. Unfortunately, those musings seemed to irrate one of the attendants working there, presumably on account of our mutual language deficit.
Written August 23, 2020
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Chris P
Oslo, Norway29 contributions
Old and small museum, but worth a visit
Feb 2020
This museum tells the painful and heroic story of the resistance to the German invasion in Sept. 1939. It is small but very impressive and sad to think of the sacrifice of Polish patriots. Be sure to visit the memorials outdoors.
Written February 22, 2020
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Jan D
Cambridge, UK47 contributions
Worth a visit
Dec 2019
Worth going to see this but disappointing as not much in English. The monument is quite stunning though and all in all if you know some of the story it is so interesting.
Written December 29, 2019
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Gemma G
17 contributions
Amazing Monument
Nov 2019
I'd never heard this story before Saturday...so heartbreaking and interesting to hear what happened all those years ago.
Written November 19, 2019
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Escape93058
65 contributions
Must visit.
Oct 2019
A fitting tribute to the fallen Polish post office workers who refused to give in to the Nazi invasion of their country. Sadly they were eventually overpowered but their bravery is remembered here. I went on the free walking tour (highly recommended) so was informed of the events rather than just visiting.
Written November 16, 2019
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Wandering Wonderings
Hastings, UK3,045 contributions
Fitting
Nov 2019 • Solo
This is a fitting tribute to those who tried to stand against the Nazis at the start of the war. A small museum, but worth taking a few minutes further walk after the WWII museum to pay homage here.
Written November 4, 2019
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Thorny61
Glossop, UK685 contributions
The Begining
Oct 2019
A very moving place to visit especially if you have been to the WWII museum and have read about the plight of the Post workers who were trapped inside. The monument and the rising pavements symbolize the rising up of the polish people.
Written November 2, 2019
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Judith W
Portadown, UK20 contributions
Very interesting
Oct 2019
This is close to the WW2 museum and was 8zl entry or free on Tuesdays. We went on a Sunday so the main post office was closed and we only had access to 2 rooms. Don't miss the garden out the back where there is another memorial and brick wall which has silver plaques with handprints on them dedicated to those workers who were later executed by the Nazis.
Written October 10, 2019
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Cosmopolitan800580
United Kingdom100 contributions
Moving monument to War
Sep 2019
Key building in fight at start of world War 2 that featured in recent BBC drama. If you visit the World War 2 museum take time to walk the five minutes to the Post office and pause before the monument, especially if you don't have the time to visit Westerplatte.
Written October 10, 2019
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