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National Maritime Museum

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Address: Ul. Olowianka 9/13, Gdansk 80-751, Poland
Phone Number:
+48 58 310 86 11
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Maritime culture center

The museum has different locations. We went with kids to the maritime culture center. It is small (1 floor) and organized per visit slot (every hour meaning you cannot enter as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend visiting this museum, even if (like me) you have no particular interest in ships. Everything is well presented, with information in English available on laminated sheets. It's worth bearing in mind the museum is spread over several sites, so you need to plan your day according to the varying opening hours. There are four sections: - The... More 

Thank Dohfar
Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both the part in the crane towers and in the medieval warehouses across the river (by ferry) are wonderful museums, full of good historical material, models, pictures, and Gothic parts of the building. The crane displays also explain how the Gdansk crane works well. Enjoyed both parts very much -- well worth even more time than we spent.

Thank CAhistorian
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cheap for how much you get. Some great exhibitions and well laid out. Was very quiet for us. Some great interactive attractions and well explained with multi language booklets throughout. Ferry included as is the huge ship. A must see.

Thank Matt C
Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there in winter seasons but still the Soldek was opened. There were couple of options and different prices. We took "whole pack" which gave us access to the all maritime exhibits including the little ferry across the river, and it all cost 23pln for my girlfriend who is working and 13pln for me as a student. They also... More 

Thank Tarık B
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I'll start by saying we went in winter, out of season. The Soldek was closed and we only could do the museum on the 'old town' side of the river. I'm not really sure how we paid (slight language barrier), but we got tickets to all 3 floors individually - each floor containing its own exhibition. For us two adults... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The museum has different locations. We went with kids to the maritime culture center. It is small (1 floor) and organized per visit slot (every hour meaning you cannot enter as you want). When you are in, it is very fun for the kids and as well interesting for the adults. We spent great time there!

Thank SengChan
Belfast Northern Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The maritime museum was a bit dull. It seemed a bit tired, and the information cards in English were hard work. Also the staff followed you round all the time, which was a bit off-putting. The staff in the Crane across the river were much more welcoming. The art work made the visit worthwhile though

Thank holiday mu
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I enjoyed the exhibits and found the museum interesting, however there's something very weird here that i'm not used to in a museum, throughout our whole time thereat least one staff member was stood just glaring at us! It was very odd, not to mention it seemed very impolite. Usually attendants at museums manage to meld into the background but... More 

Thank Doc22407
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Many wonderful artefacts and superb models. Take the ticket to see inside the crane as well as the granary sections over the river. Make sure you take the 2 minute museum ferry trip over.

Thank Rittmr
Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Museum was well organised with a helpful series of laminated cards for non-Polish speakers. It was spacious and the exhibits were sensibly grouped. A ticket also gave entry to the nearby ship, the Crane and crossings on the river ferry.

Thank Colin R

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