Specialty Museums in Gdansk

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Specialty Museums in Gdansk

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  • janicepk
    Annapolis, MD1,060 contributions
    Although not mentioned by others, we enjoyed the impact of the workers statue, the wall off labor union plagues, the solidarity gate sign and the 21 requests on the outside side of the museum.
    Written September 23, 2022
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  • Kyrylo Horiachyi
    Katy Rybackie, Poland5 contributions
    It’s definitely special museum, even if about the best thing that you can find here, on the North, near the seashore. Amber, the brightest fossil of the local soil, has been worshiping as a unique material since the first craftsman has stared making toys, jewellery and miscellaneous things.
    From the outside the museum looks like an old temple - the right place, in my opinion, to put such important items. But the interior seems to be very modern and urbanistique. We’ve come as a family of two adults and two children, and the tickets were bearable, even affordable for such masterpiece. The museum is divided by several floors with different timelines and specialisation. Nevertheless, the first floor was quit boring for me due to the very broad explanation of amber’s deep and wide history. But, to be honest, it could be interesting for those who are keen to navigate through these timelines easily. Then, the amber itself, the furniture, jewellery, toys, bigger masterpieces and its history - you could find everything about amber there! Also, you are able to play some chess or checkers on the second or third floor.
    Also, as a bonus, there is a gift shop on the first floor, where you can buy some jewellery from amber, as well as local merch. It definitely worths your time!
    Written July 16, 2022
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  • Gee T
    Edmonton, Canada23 contributions
    The area the museum is in is great for strolling around. The museum itself had only a few guests. Especially enjoyed the ship related paintings and climbing over the ship outside the museum. The canal looks nice with old buildings on one side and modern on the other. Moving pedestrian bridges were cool.
    Written October 23, 2020
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  • ANGELO V
    Milan, Italy1,863 contributions
    A small museum documenting the events that happened on September 1, 1939 at the beginning of World War II. Detailed explanations are provided in Polish and English about the crimes committed by the nazists here.
    It also contains a small active post office.
    If the museum is closed, you can find in the square in front some billboards summarizing the start of the war
    Written September 8, 2022
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  • bubo2000
    Zurich, Switzerland64 contributions
    We've bought a combined ticket to Soldek and the museum. Interesting experience, nice expositions, but a big minus is having most of the texts only in Polish :(. We can understand a tiny bit (being Slovak), so it wasn't as bad as it must be for other foreigners.
    Written August 29, 2020
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  • ANGELO V
    Milan, Italy1,863 contributions
    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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  • Stefan G
    Washington DC, DC977 contributions
    Very small museum. But, there are a ton of toys packed in there! Numerous toys from the last several decades. You could spend a few minutes in there, or an hour if you choose to really look at each toy. One gets a sense of what was available to children during the Soviet era. Entry price is very cheap, though if you want to take pictures the price goes up quite a bit more. That's OK - no need for photos. Keep the images all in your mind!
    Written April 20, 2019
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  • Ricky
    Uxbridge, UK61 contributions
    This is a quaint museum displaying memorabilia and historical information about Danzig’s time as a free state. The gentleman running it barely spoke any English however, was quite funny and enthusiastic - gave us a stamped ‘visa’ for Danzig for the day. There is a guide for English which translates the board information dotted around, which are labelled as numbers. The only negative is that the boards weren’t in number order so had to keep flicking back and fourth through the translation guide.
    I’d certainly recommend the visit, great value for money!
    Written March 3, 2020
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  • Martin W
    104 contributions
    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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  • ziemowits679
    Gdansk, Poland144 contributions
    The building houses the Ethnographic Museum. On the ground floor exhibition on fisheries. On the floors of the daily life of the inhabitants of the region. Among other things, reconstructed rural cottage. Periodic exhibitions are organized on a very different appeal. The garden contemporary folk wooden chapels. During the tourist season stalls with regional products.
    Written November 6, 2015
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  • bubo2000
    Zurich, Switzerland64 contributions
    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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  • Mads P
    Gdansk, Poland4 contributions
    It is fun how your mind is on work seeing all the things. Unfortunately there were to many school groups at the time and going into the rooms took a long time. A suggestion could be to mount lamps so green go in red go out.

    A thing so see but avoid daytime (school time)
    Written August 2, 2022
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