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Museum of Archeology (Muzeum Archeologiczne w Gdansku)

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Address: Ul. Mariacka 25/26, Gdansk 80-833, Poland
Phone Number: +48 58 32 22 100

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Roaming around the old town streets we bumped into a poster of the Archeologigal museum. I've been a great fan of the Leningrad Cowboys - rock band who wear an extremely long... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 15, 2016
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a great museum, at least not anymore. The exhibitions are old, and quite outdated. If you are a bit morbid, though (like me), some of the skulls and bones with diseases and old wounds might be interesting... But if you're staying for a short period of time - don't bother!

Thank Kristian N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Roaming around the old town streets we bumped into a poster of the Archeologigal museum. I've been a great fan of the Leningrad Cowboys - rock band who wear an extremely long pointing hair and shoes. (check Aki Kaurismäki -movie 'Leningrad Cowboys go America') Got into the museum where is a special exhibition of history of footwear among permanent collections.... More 

Thank vesatapio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

We mainly visited for the observation tower, which does give a reasonable view over the city. The museum itself was laid out somewhat confusingly, and there didn't seem to be any real pattern. My main memory is of the collections of bones showing various injuries and diseases that affected our ancestors. This was not the most exciting of museums, with... More 

Thank Bloke_over_there
Northern Poland, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2015

Former House of Naturalists, an archaeological exhibition in the region. The largest attraction is the tower overlooking the river and the Lower Town. The building's architecture interesting. External exhibition of sculptures.

Thank ziemowits679
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2015

If you're trying to visit this museum and cannot find the entrance - take it as a sign. It's not worth the hassle. The entrance is hidden between stalls on the Mariacka street - facing towards Motława river - right hand side corner up on few steep stairs. The only brighter point is the viewing point on the tower, but... More 

Thank endrju_74
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

You first walk into a collection on Sudan. I have no idea why as there was no information in English on this. Hopefully someone else managed to find this!! Upstairs there were some average artefacts relating to Mesolithic humans and climate change. However, I couldn't feel comfortable being the only person in the entire museum and not being able to... More 

Thank Rebecca9219
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

The building itself is stunning and its location is great - next to Zuraw. Inside.. hmm not much to make your jaw drop if you've seen museums of other big cities. It seemed a little bit old-fashioned; if anything. I certainly would not come back to see a couple of clay pots and some amber jewellery. There is plenty of... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2015

Very poor collection of common artifacts. Mainly clay pots + one mammoth tooth. A little bit of current Sudan jewellery and a tent. A little bit of amber but plenty of this you can see for free on streets of Gdansk or in Amber Museum (old Katownia). Definitely not worth your time or money. Avoid.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2015

Huge show of differents articles I've not seen in other museums. I miss the english explanations and dates! The guardians ( one for each exhibition) didn't know a word of english either to answer our questions. Anyway it is worth a visit! Climbing the tower was awesome also! Don't miss it !

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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2015

Really interesting museum. However, more guidance texts in English would make it even more interesting for visitors now capable of understanding Polish.

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