Museums in Gdansk

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Museums in Gdansk

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  • LadyElizabeth
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As the title says this is probably the best museum I’ve visited due to how the exhibit was laid out. The use of video and technology really added to the experience and at one point I got goose bumps due to how emotive it was. Incredibly educational on an important moment in history. If you’re in Gdańsk make sure you visit
    Written December 31, 2023
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  • jetapilot
    Fort Lauderdale, FL292 contributions
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    So much to see it is almost fatiguing.. i would focus on the things you do not know.. i would brush thru the beginning. About Mussolini and fascism. Stalin, etc. however I was intrigued to know his adopted name Stalin means man of steel.. for me the real interesting parts started in room 10? The one that says terror. I would skim thru the first parts and focus on the last bits. There are like 16 rooms or more. The videos were impactful. About the women and their subject to brothels. Which i had never thought of before. I adore museums but this was almost too much. Definitely a must see but save some time for the later exhibits. The high street before and after was intriguing. I spent 4.5 hours in there and it was amazing.. just plan your time because attention span decreases and it is horrifying. Seeing the libration of the camps and soldiers bring out the nearly dead people. Just gruesome.. i think the starvation resonated to me.. i can’t believe people can do this to another human.. I think it is a must see whilst here in Gdansk
    Written February 24, 2024
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  • Krabate
    133 contributions
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    Lovely museum, nice exhibition, a lot of paintings. Showing history of Gdansk and how was destroyed during second war. We did not go on tower this time a it was too hot but i was before and the view is amaizing.
    Written June 25, 2023
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  • sunnybrae2016
    Aberdeen, UK29 contributions
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    First task is to find the entrance - it's not at all obvious in winter with all the solid doors closed tightly against the cold. very professionally laid out museum. However the lighting is very low and a lot of the display information is hard to read - a phone torch came in very handy. Wonderful building - the exhibits relating to the history of the building were very interesting.
    Free entrance on Mondays
    Written December 4, 2023
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  • CarbonChauvinist
    146 contributions
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    A decent museum, worth checking out. Yet another example of just how much was lost due to war and destruction. It's interesting to see just how much of actual court is reproduction.
    Beyond that this place gives a nice insight into outlook of old Gdańsk.
    Written February 20, 2023
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  • rtdood
    Manchester, UK215 contributions
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    I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this museum, but I was pleasantly surprised. Built across three floors in converted brick warehouse it does a reasonable job at detailing the development of maritime trade, warfare and history.

    The first floor has some lockers and the information desk, together with the first exhibition rooms which were on the subject of early maritime settlements on the Baltic coast, specifically during the Viking ages. This is based from various archaeological finds in the area, such as an old wooden sailing boat together with small items of jewellery. From examining each item it helps give the story and its significance of the settlement. This I found to be quite interesting, as I released there is so much can be told from modern 'forensincs'. Also there was a room about the technological advancements in underwater robotics/exploration from the communist era with actual vehicles developed.

    The upper floors explain more about trade during the age of sail before moving through to the technological advancements in shipbuilding, steam turbine development, steel welded ships, 20th century naval warfare and the emergence of the cruise liner in the 20th century. There are plenty of ship models, both wooden and plastic, together with small dioramas and an actual mock up of the interior of a wooden galley which includes an interactive firing cannon simulation. There are also some interactive touch screens, which offer text in English and Polish, although they were few. I had made do with the printed guide on each floor (free to take - and return) which details the object shown in each display case.

    I spent just about under 2 hours having a look round. It does soak up some time, but a few more interactives would be more welcome I think for children.
    Written December 20, 2023
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  • rtdood
    Manchester, UK215 contributions
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    This is a small but well thought-out museum that shares space with the polish post office today. The museum tells the important story of how Polish postal workers at this very building put up stern resistance against the fascist invader, for hours, in the first opening days of the invasion.

    There is some brief context to how limited training was given to postal workers so that they could be called upon as reserves. This was to help resist any attack as they could relay important information to key areas via various different communication techniques and methods. It gives the account of how, at this post office, the workers resisted numerous attacks until the eventual surrender and storming of the building by the Germans (albeit after numerous set backs). It was one of the few places in the city to hold out against the invader and became an important site since. It also holds no punches in explaining what happened to the survivors either.

    There are a couple of objects, and information panels with text in polish and English. Do not expect much by way of interactives, as again, this museum is quite small. Staff were friendly, and one day each week entrance is free (I was lucky as I didn't check beforehand but it was free on the Monday I visited). In total, I think I spent about 45 minutes looking round. There was also a room which talked about the growth of sporting clubs post-war and how postal workers made up an important part of this.
    Written December 20, 2023
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  • Jon R
    Egersund, Norway178 contributions
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    Poland has been thru a lot, but has also a lot of good history to be proud and greatful fore. This museum do show you that.
    Written September 6, 2019
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  • sunnybrae2016
    Aberdeen, UK29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stick with it - the first few rooms are big and grand with very minimal information. It gets better as you go through the house. Lots of information boards at the end which I think would have been better placed in the room that had been reconstructed. It was informative though.
    Free entrance on Monday
    Written December 4, 2023
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  • artsta
    Wroclaw, Poland165 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting place for children. You can experience science by touching it. In addition, interesting fortifications on Mount Gradowa and great views of the city.
    Written August 27, 2020
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  • Chelsea B
    Milton Keynes, UK2,066 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited here as part of a bike tour and I'm glad they took us because I wouldn't have found it on my own. The place itself is not only beautiful but I love the location, right on the riverbank.
    Written May 7, 2020
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  • ANGELO V
    Milan, Italy2,928 contributions
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    The Romanesque Cellar ("Piwnica Romanska") is on the side of the covered market ("Hala Targowa"), and it can be visited by organized tour only. A tour in English is available. The tour taxes approximately 20 minutes.
    The first part is a visit to the collection of objects found during excavations in the cellar (very interesting!).
    Then there is a short movie on the history of the cellar and the city of Gdansk (in Polish, with English subtitles).
    Last, the cellar itself is visited, with overhead explanations of what you are seeing. The cellar is partly reconstructed, but extremely beautiful and interesting.
    The tour is very well handled, and the cellar itself is quite amazing.
    Written September 8, 2022
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  • bubo2000
    Zurich, Switzerland64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You are guided through pitch-black rooms and can rely only on your other senses (for me, it was mostly touch&hearing - the smelling didn't go all that well ^^'). You encounter many everyday objects - but without seeing them, some are really hard to identify. The guide is a visually impaired person who is able to answer all the questions you might have. In the last room, some everyday objects (like measurement stuff of braille writing tablet) are shown to you (as well as some braille books with pictures :)) - this was mega interesting, there are things we take for granted and never even realise doing/using them would be extra hard when you can't see. Our guide even showed us how she uses her smartphone - also so very interesting...
    Written August 29, 2020
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  • Martin W
    175 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited Gdansk and start with the Sala BHP. Here you can visit a fascinating monument of polish History. You get informations in different languages. It is very interessting to see.
    Written August 2, 2020
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  • WorkdTraveller999
    Scotland, UK26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gdansk is a great place to visit.
    Beautiful architecture, lovely Old Town, great riverside area, wonderful Polish food and plenty of places to sample cuisine and beverages from all over the world. Friendly people often with good English.
    Written April 12, 2023
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