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Gdansk: New World War II museum open and worth a visit!

Rick's 2017 Krakow, Warsaw and Gdansk book references the new World War II museum in Gdansk but states that it will open in 2017 or 2018 and doesn't include an address (it is on one of the maps). It opened in March 2017 and it's fantastic! I am so glad we realized it was open and give it a 1/2 day. This is an extraordinary museum and worth planning a trip to Gdansk even if you weren't otherwise going to go.

The audio guide is very good and very easy to use as it knows where you are in the museum and begins the narration automatically -- definitely pay for the audio guide at this museum! The underground parking lot is very convenient and staff in the museum can validate so your first 3 hrs are free.

Museum of the Second World War
Plac Władysława Bartoszewskiego 1, 80-862 Gdańsk, Poland
+48 58 760 09 60

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 – 19:00; closed Mondays
Free on Tuesdays

Regular ticket - 23 zł (about $5 USD)
Reduced ticket - 16 zł
Family ticket (for maximum 2 adults and children up to 18 years old) - 55 zł
Fegular group ticket (10 people or more) - 23 zł
Reduced group ticket (10 people or more) - 16 zł
Audioguide - 5 zł

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2165 posts

Thanks for this--I loved Gdansk when I visited in 2015 and took a boat ride to see the Westerplatte, now this new museum makes a very compelling reason to consider another visit.

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2112 posts

Thanks for the heads up. I just ordered Rick's 2017 guide because after a few false starts, we are finally going to Poland next summer for 2 weeks. We will be in GDANSK for 3 nights. Just starting to compile all the sights we want to visit for each city. Hotel reservations are made and checking airfares. Let the planning begin.

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I was sorry I didn't get to see it last month - poor planning on my part. Of the 3 cities I visited (w/Warsaw and Krakow), Gdansk is the one I would like to return to. I thought the Solidarity Museum was one of the best museums I've ever visited.