Defense Museum

Defense Museum, Hel: Hours, Address, Defense Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Defense Museum
4.5
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Coastal Defense Museum of the "Friends of Hel" Association (MOW) - a museum located in Hel, opened in May 2006. The museum was founded on the initiative of the "Military Monuments" section of the "Friends of Hel" Association thanks to the help and support of the mayor of Hel and the authorities of the municipal commune of Hel.
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Matys
Dublin, Ireland127 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
The Coastal Defense Museum is an interesting place that acquaints with the history and military of the Second World War and defense methods. There are many different types of weapons and other military equipment on the site.
The bunker, which houses the headquarters, military halls and the largest cannon together with the equipment, makes the biggest impression. It's hard to describe everything, you have to see it yourself and feel the spirit of those times.
On site you can get a chance to shoot some real firearms like Mosin sniper rifle, HK416 assault rifle etc. and also taste real military pea soup with sausage. I definitely recommend it.
Written June 20, 2019
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Ewa_aa
Gdansk, Poland11 contributions
May 2015 • Family
Good musem even for people who are not history fans!
Indoor exhibition (-> in a bunker, you may get cold) full of military exhibits like guns and granates, but also rooms for crew and clinic adapted to what they looked in 1940s.
Outdoor exhibition is scattered around the area of the Musem and all around the town. There is a small train you may take to go to some bunkers - nice, but really short (max 5 minutes).

Staff knows a lot, if you want to ask them.
sometimes you can meet reconstruction gropus around (people dressed in uniforms or lika in war times), what gives a super climate!
Written June 1, 2015
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Marek M
Lviv, Ukraine9 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
You should keep on mind, you need almost whole day for seeing of all parts called "Helski Kompleks Muzealny" which consists of 5 separated museums and exhibitions (including Defence Museum). All together is really huge, you can learn much interesting information. Also here you can take photos, touch exponates and there is army restaurant where you can eat as real soldier.
Written July 23, 2016
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Catalin V
Bucharest, Romania22 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
It might sound weird but it was indeed, despite the name of the place :p. I rent a bike for few hours and I managed to visit everything... this museum followed closely by the Hel museum were the best. If you are around Gdansk just pay a visit to Hel :).
Written September 20, 2017
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AAndzia
Cork, Ireland96 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
If you visit in proper time you can.go.ride on small train all around the forest we didnt try that because that atraction was close but placre is open anyway you can try shot to the board and is great tour for kids and adult as well there is a big fire gun for defense the shore worth to see for sure even if you not a big fun of history.
More for kids like machines you can get in and see what army used in war big trucks and regular museum too inside.
Place.is quite big to walk around.
Written August 9, 2017
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Artur B
Warsaw, Poland59 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Many has changed since I have visited Hel the first time. Years when you could use a hole in the fence and enter the abandoned military area.

Now, thanks to activities undertaken by Defence Museum, all belongings and reminiscent that was in good shape, are well kept and preserved by the museum. Thank you.

Tour guides are excellent, trying to vividly explain not only the WWII aspects but the whole history of peninsula, its military advantages and stages in erecting this place as a important defence base, before (Poles), during (Nazi) and after (Communists) the war.
Written October 6, 2016
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Loreta B
Vilnius, Lithuania16 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
The place is interesting, a lot of things to see for older kids, but do not repeat our mistake - take the audio guide, because there isn't any info in english. The same problem buying tickets - no word in english
Written August 11, 2019
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Tourist_Krzys
Warsaw, Poland2,032 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Lots of military accessories from the second world war. Guns, explosives etc. Plenty black and white movies not suitable for young children. Death and injuries dominate the stories. There is a four-part train ride you pay extra for. Children definitely enjoy this one. Overall a two hour experience even if you just glance around. For me it was a bit too depressive. It is painful to see how much effort humanity has invested in wars and equipment meant to take lives.
Written May 1, 2019
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Renata E
4 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
Very pleasant tour with our guide Pawel who was very informative and pointed out any number of interesting facts. A good value tour and well worth it.
Written February 10, 2019
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Jarvisbt
21 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
Absolutely amazing, truly fantastic and great for the whole family. The whole place is filled with very interesting things.
Written May 22, 2018
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