National Maritime Museum
National Maritime Museum
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 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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  • Karen M
    Kirkwall, United Kingdom659 contributions
    Interesting museum with lots of exhibits
    Good museum giving a history of boats/shipping/sea faring in Poland. Lots of exhibits - most details are in Polish, however there are laminated cards at start of each area that can be read for explanation. There are a few interactive exhibits. Ticket entry can include exploring the moored cargo ship along side the museum dock. Worth a visit to fill 1-2 hours on a grey day
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 March 2023
  • soularch
    Falkirk, United Kingdom183 contributions
    Soldek is worth a hour
    Just an hr's visit to the Soldek but well worth it. Perhaps an ugly duckling but with a Swan's backstory. Great to wander about all areas and learn more about the vessel, its build and crew. Fantastic viewpoint and location on the edge of the main city centre.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 6 April 2023
  • Valentina Kiknavelidze
    Riga, Latvia7 contributions
    Great option for young kids
    Visited the Seldek ship and underwater technique exhibition with a 3yo kid and it was a great adventure. One of the best options how to spent time in Gdansk with young kids sbg learn about ships. Recommend for young visitors.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 October 2023
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Samuel s
2 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
The lady at the reception told us to hurry up as we only had an hour left! Not a great start. The museum was okay though
Written 12 January 2024
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rtdood
Manchester, UK202 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
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 20 December 2023
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Valentina Kiknavelidze
Riga, Latvia7 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Visited the Seldek ship and underwater technique exhibition with a 3yo kid and it was a great adventure. One of the best options how to spent time in Gdansk with young kids sbg learn about ships.
Recommend for young visitors.
Written 9 October 2023
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soularch
Falkirk, UK183 contributions
Apr 2023
Just an hr's visit to the Soldek but well worth it. Perhaps an ugly duckling but with a Swan's backstory. Great to wander about all areas and learn more about the vessel, its build and crew. Fantastic viewpoint and location on the edge of the main city centre.
Written 6 April 2023
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Karen M
Kirkwall, UK659 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Good museum giving a history of boats/shipping/sea faring in Poland. Lots of exhibits - most details are in Polish, however there are laminated cards at start of each area that can be read for explanation. There are a few interactive exhibits.
Ticket entry can include exploring the moored cargo ship along side the museum dock.
Worth a visit to fill 1-2 hours on a grey day
Written 20 March 2023
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Marco M
Leeds, UK31 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
One of the few museums in Gdansk that exclusively uses Polish language. Wouldn't be an issue if there was a guide in English but you get a 2 page sheet instead which describes very little. Completely disappointing.
Written 22 January 2023
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Ellen M F
County Wexford, Ireland51 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Under going work when we visited, only one exhibition open and that's in one room. I found it awarkard due to to space and layout to read the English information.
Written 20 January 2023
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Trude Tenmann
2 contributions
Nov 2022
It was such a surprise! Please go! Where else could you find canoes from all over the world? From the venitian romantic boat to the simple canoe made from a single tree, - enjoy this museum!
Written 21 December 2022
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Mavis L
10 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Lovely location for the museum - unusual to be on 2 sides of the water. Disappointed ship museum was closed. Woman selling tickets wasn't particularly helpful. Very good museum but information signs in cabinets were all in Polish - very disappointing as it looked interesting. New part of the museum was in english but limited sections open.
Written 5 December 2022
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Gee T
Edmonton, Canada23 contributions
Sept 2020
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 23 October 2020
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National Maritime Museum is open:
  • Wed - Wed 13:00 - 16:00
  • Thu - Tue 10:00 - 16:00