Main Town Hall - Museum of Gdansk

Main Town Hall - Museum of Gdansk

Main Town Hall - Museum of Gdansk
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 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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Natasza K
Wroclaw, Poland63 contributions
Sep 2022
Many stairs to walk, but worth it. You can only imagine what all these walls heard through the ages. You can see beautiful paintings, old furniture, and portraits of kings who visited Gdańsk.
Defo not a place for small kids, who are bored and scream in the halls (the acustics are great, so you can hear them all the way :/ )
Written September 20, 2022
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,999 contributions
Jul 2021 • 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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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,710 contributions
Dec 2022
Visited the town hall after recommendations of friends who live in Gdansk! The entry price was equivalent to 3 euro. I really liked the temporary exhibition about the impact of war in Gdansk, it was really interesting. Then, when you enter the other building, you see the more luxurious rooms, but only one was impressive to me, the one which has the ceiling full of paintings. In this part, I was kinda disappointed. There was not much interesting information for me. Nevertheless, if you have time, you could go here, I would say it takes 1 hour to see everything if you read carefully.
Written December 7, 2022
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Elina Michaelidou
London, UK584 contributions
Oct 2022
The main reason we visited this museum, was to ascend the tower. However, this was a couple of weeks after the tower was closed for the winter and we only found out when we reached the stairs to the tower. We were not informed about this when we got the tickets and neither there was any information at the entrance. Overall, we felt a bit disappointed because the weather was great that day, it would have been nice to go up and see the view.

The museum itself was ok, there was one impressive room but the rest was not something special. As we visited, close to the closing time we didn't have much time to see everything in depth.
Written December 13, 2022
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johnG2617FD
Molde, Norway10 contributions
May 2016 • 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
Jan 2013 • 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
helsinki475 contributions
Jul 2019 • 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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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy2,893 contributions
Sep 2022
Gdansk Main Town hall was initially built in the 14th century, expanded several times and totally rebuilt after a fire in 1556. It was heavily damaged during WW II, and restorations were largely complete by 1952.
It is a fine example of the Gothic-Renaissance style, and it houses a History Museum, part of the Museum of Gdańsk.
There is a permanent exhibition (with pictures, furniture, several halls), and a temporary exhibition (of pictures by Polish painters of the 19th and early 20th century, when I visited).
On the top floor, just before the climb to the tower, there is a section dedicated to the history of Dantzig 1920-1945.

I found the permanent exhibition the most interesting part, with the temporary exhibition interesting, too, whereas - according to me - the section dedicated to Dantzig in 1920-45 is the least interesting part of the museum.

There is a lot of step climbing, to visit all the floors. It is also possible to climb to the view point in the tower (additional charges apply).
Written September 8, 2022
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Marek P
Gdansk, Poland1,917 contributions
Jul 2020
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
160 contributions
Aug 2020 • 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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