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European Solidarity Centre
Ranked #5 of 186 things to do in Gdansk
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We believe that the experience of the Polish road to freedom gives us civic energy even today and that the heritage of Solidarnosc (Solidarity) is still a source of invigorating ideas for Europe
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Like this place very match, a lot of real and recent history. I was there first time. Specially I liked armored personal carrier (APC) OT -64 what Polish police used in thet time near the entrance door of the exhibition.

Thank Raimonds R
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"lech walesa"
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"recent history"
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"eastern europe"
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"interactive museum"
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"martial law"
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"modern history"
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"iron curtain"
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"berlin wall"
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"excellent museum"
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"gdansk shipyard"
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"amazing building"
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is a really impressive museum about Poland's road to freedom after the WOII. They are in a temporary building, but in August the new museum will open. You will get a lot of respect for the Polish citizens.

Thank henkleutscher
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

If you are interested in the history of Poland you should definitely visit this museum. The story is clearly and lively told and you can read and see films of the past. In a fitting style and decoration. I found the story pretty impressing for it is also related to other former Sovjet countries. So if you plan to see the Baltics for example, than this is a good introduction to their past and the rest of a big part of Eastern Europe as well. The Polish seem very brave and hardworking to me after my visit. I recommend it! In August the museum will move to an even bigger place at the old shipyard, which you can see already. I expect it will become even better then!

1  Thank roeliesijbinga
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

This is a review of the underground Solidarity Roads to Freedom Museum that we visited in May 2013. The entrance is near the old shipyard gate and is marked by a Soviet armoured personal carrier of the sort used to quell protest in the Soviet bloc nations. The museum is extraordinary with movies, reconstructed shops (from the era of no consumer goods!), diaries, sound recordings and much more. There is even an exhibit on the graphic artist who created the now famous Solidarity logo. Worth spending time to go through each room. This is modern history with a kick and a punch.

1  Thank John G
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Really very interesting site even though I was born in the 1980s (I don't remember the old east-west bit) I found this was an interesting insight to what the people of Polska experienced first hand as a results of huge political forces (internal and external). There is an interesting photo exhibition inside the shipyards- it's free and small. It would be nice if the exhibition had little descriptions on each photo (and in english) but the pictures really can stand on their own. A must visit while in Gdansk. I'm glad I went (and I'm not a history buff).

Thank 760annee_m
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