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Polish Post Office Museum

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Address: Pl. Obroncow Poczty Polskiej 1/2, Gdansk 80-839, Poland
Phone Number: +48 58 301 76 11
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This very small but interesting museum explains the story of the 57 post office defenders, who were massacred defending the post office. there is also a short informative film... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This very small but interesting museum explains the story of the 57 post office defenders, who were massacred defending the post office. there is also a short informative film showing the the devastion of Gdansk. Very interesting monument outside.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Worth learning the story of the Post Office seige in the small museum, then looking at the monuments outside, especially the spooky 'fingerprint' stones in the gardens to one side. Not everything in the museum has an English translation but definitely worth a look.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

To be honest I found this museum pretty disappointing did not seem to be too much detail about the poor devils who defended the post office. There are several pictures that are duplicated in the three rooms that are the museum for the price worth a visit just don't build up your expectations.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Having visited Westerplatte we were interested in the Post Office museum as it was attacked a couple of minutes before the shelling of Westerplatte making it a historic site.Though the exhibition is quite small it gives insight into the events that began WW2. Exhibits are accompanied by English translations for the main part of the displays and includes the German... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

An interesting history lesson... very moving.. human stories.. fascinating exhibits. The building looks intact (has been renovated, of course) and it takes you back to 1939 the first time you look at it. In the museum almost everything is described in English.

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kiryat motzkin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

A somewhat neglected spot by tourist organizers. Pity. Together with Westerplatte, it is a must see and learn about Nazi Germany's tyranny. The story is displayed and a large monument describes what should be a lesson for every free man.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

On September 1st 1939 German troops opened fire on the Polish Office in Danzig (today known as Gdansk). Six Polish soldiers died then and many were captured. To remember those actions there is a museum dedicated to them. It is a very small museum, you just need 30 minutes to cover it.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

First casualties of WWII when postal workers defended the post office from the German army. Small museum to the event is very interesting and the monument outside excellent soviet era example.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is a beautifully executed museum. Interesting informative accessible. One of the best in the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

This is well worth visiting. Without telling the whole story (Google it for details) this was the main Polish Post Office run by the Poles, as given to them after WW! when Gdansk became a "Free City". In September 1939, attacked by German soldiers and irregulars, with artillery and flame throwers. The Polish defenders who were not burnt alive, were... More 

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