Main Town Hall - Museum of Gdansk

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Main Town Hall - Museum of Gdansk

Main Town Hall - Museum of Gdansk
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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
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Main Town Hall stands at the convergence of Długa and Długi Targ streets. The origins of the edifice go down to the early Middle Ages. From mid-15th century and up to the year 1921 it was the seat of the city authorities. This Gothic and Renaissance building features one of the most beautiful Renaissance halls in Northern Europe. In the summertime, the tower offers a panoramic view of Gdańsk.
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic5,598 contributions
The museum of the city of Gdańsk is located in this building. The entrance fee to the museum is 16 zł, and if you want to go to the tower as well, you have to buy a ticket separately (12 zł). Climbing the tower is quite challenging. You have to climb a total of 412 steps. But the view of the city is worth it.

The museum is not very big. The exhibits are interesting and described in both Polish and English. Definitely worth a visit.
Written July 17, 2022
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Malgorzata
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This beautiful Town Hall built in the Gothic-Renaissance style located on the route of the Royal Road. The building is located in a group of buildings between Dluga, Kramarska, Piwna and Kaletnicza street , on the corner of the first two. It is the second, after the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in terms of height, the building of the Main City, the most representative part of Gdansk's Downtown. At the town hall above the entrance portal there is an incorrect city crest with two lions supporting the shield. The head of one of them faces the Golden Gate. According to legend, this lion looked in the direction from which the arrival of the Polish king was expected. Now the building houses the Historical Museum of the City of Gdansk. On several floors you can see various exhibitions and interior of this building. I especially recommend the lookout tower on the town hall tower from which you can see the beautiful panorama of Gdansk. Great interior and exterior architecture. Together with Neptune's Fountain , they create the most recognizable places that you must see and feel the atmosphere of this place. A beautiful building that makes a great impression. Extremely atmospheric place that everyone should see.
Written June 2, 2020
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,502 contributions
Friends
The Gdańsk Town Hall spire, with a golden replica of King Zygmunt August on its pinnacle, dominates ul. Długa's skyline. It was built in the late 14th century as the seat of city authorities and it hosted many Polish kings. Town hall was almost completely destroyed during WWII but rebuilt with extraordinary care.
Written July 5, 2021
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bobbyza
Phoenix, AZ313 contributions
The Ratusz, or town hall, sits at the juncture of the Long Market and Long Lane. Second tallest building in Gdansk (83 metres high) is a fine example of Gothic-Renaissance. The tall tower element is reminisect of Big BEn in London. The front door and portal feature the coat of arms of Gdansk over the entry. Nearby is the Fountain of Neptune. Most impressive though are the many different views one can get walking down the Dlugi Targ from the waterfront. Most impressive.
Written April 25, 2020
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johnG2617FD
Molde, Norway10 contributions
Family
This museum has better surely a Polish bank.
Anything of value is behind huge glass panes and in each room there
are guides. and camera.
If you ask in English say all the guides "i dont speat english"
Very much nice to look at - historical events during the war.

Would so ask the guides, but could ONLY Polish language.unbelievable !!We are actually in the year 2016. Information on posters was also in Polish. A few phrases in English. Therefore, this great museum intended for Polish people and not for visitors.
They have not discovered that English is the international language worldwide in Europa.
Written May 7, 2016
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Libiloo1970
UK16 contributions
Couples
We visited Gdank in Jan 2013.

What a lovely city. We took the bus from the airport for just over £1 (5 zloty). We just followed most others. There is a machine outside the airport that takes credit card.

We stayed at Grand Hotel Cru; we can't fault it. Beautiful, friendly staff, and amazing bathrooms. 10-15 mins walk into town.

We took the skm train to Gdynia. It was just over £1 each way. We thought it would be very pretty here, but sadly it was disappointing, ghost town and not much open. It is probably different in summer.

Gdansk has free Wifi around the city. You see signs on lamp posts and no security code. Connection was excellent. Nearly every place we went also offered Wifi for free.

The Amsterdam Bar was very welcoming and lovely beer. Just around the corner (same owner) was a little crepe shop. Absolutely amazing; super quality and so big I could only manage 2/3rds of it. Pancake with banana, chocolate, nuts and drizzled with toffee + cup if coffee just 10 zloty.

The best find was Mont Balzac bar. In the centre with superb live music. The presentation and taste was excellent; the price very good. A main for two, bottle if wine, chips, garlic bread, dessert to share and couple of cocktails, just 219 zloty. Staff great, service fantastic, and setting was even better. You need to send an email and book in advance before you come here (we did). This bar is attached to Artus hotel. We would stay here if we visited against. Right in the centre, clean, classy and modern, didn't seem like just 3 star.

People all friendly here. A lively experience.

Linda
Written January 19, 2013
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lindb
helsinki473 contributions
Friends
Visited the museum on a rainy day, but then it was not possible to go to the tower. Museum ok, informative. But the best part was the tower, where we went the next day. Great views!! And the ticket price is next to nothing... Absolutely worth a visit!
Written July 16, 2019
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marekp59
Gdansk, Poland1,796 contributions
Built of brick, this Renaissance building is very delicate and slender in its shape. The Main Town Hall is characteristic of Gdańsk. This is an absolutely must see place.
Written October 22, 2020
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Martin W
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Family
We visited Gdansk an of course the Main Townhall. A very nice Building. In the near there is a nice little Cafè.
Written August 2, 2020
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LyndaMB
Warsaw, Poland104 contributions
This is a super building, even though not much is original. We were hoping for more about the history of Gdańsk but what there is is good - paintings of the city and 20C photos pre and post WWII destruction.
We bought the 8zl guidebook, which is a gem of old-fashioned Polishness. Read it for the long-winded, elegant sentences that say very little but are soothing while they last.
Written June 9, 2020
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