Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk

Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk: learn about the origins, effects of the war, heroes and ordinary people with multimedia exhibits.
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Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk

English
from 99 zł
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Duration: 3 hours
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Private Guide
from 450 zł
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Duration: 3 hours
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Polish
from 89 zł
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Duration time: 3 hours
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How to get to Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk

On foot

The Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk is located only a 15-minute walk from the center. We encourage you to walk along the Motława waterfront to enjoy the views and discover the charms of the city.

By car

The Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk has an underground parking lot with 142 spaces (height 1.9 m). You can also use nearby parking spaces according to the paid parking zone in Gdańsk.

Public transport

There are many public transport stops near the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk. You can get to the nearest stop to the museum by buses: 106, 130, 166, 208

Touring

What exhibitions will you see in Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk

Road to War

The exhibition highlights the brutalization of politics by Nazism, fascism, communism and Japanese imperialism that paved the way to World War II. It presents the expansion of these regimes, their cooperation and conflicts, as well as the crimes committed against the population in the context of the collapse of the Versailles order, especially during the aggression against Poland in September 1939.

The Terror of War

The exhibition documents in detail war crimes, including the murders of the Polish intelligentsia and genocide in the Warsaw and Łódź ghettos. It presents repression such as concentration camps, forced labor and mass displacements. The exhibition highlights the activities of the Polish Underground State and its influence on the international arena, showing the fight for the Polish cause during World War II.

The long shadow of war

The exhibition closes with a presentation of the effects of World War II, including border changes, the Sovietization of Eastern Europe and mass population movements, including the resettlement of Poles and the displacement of Germans. It also takes into account the trials of war criminals and the repercussions for collaborators. The exhibition ends with a scenography of the Iron Curtain, symbolizing the division of the world into political blocs and depicting war-ravaged Poland.

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Touring with Children

Touring Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk with childrens

Children up to 3 years old

Near the conference room on levels -2 and -3 there are specially adapted rooms for parents with babies, equipped with changing tables and feeding chairs. The passages are wide enough to allow easy and safe movement with strollers.

Children 4 - 12 years old

Due to the brutal content presented at the main exhibition, we recommend it for children over 12 years of age. Visits with younger children are possible at the parent’s responsibility.

For the youngest visitors, we recommend the children’s exhibition “Time Travel”, where we present the everyday life of a Warsaw family during the war and a pre-war school class. This exhibition is part of the main exhibition and is located at its beginning.

Please note that access to the children’s exhibition rooms may be limited due to educational activities

 

Youth 13 - 18 years old

The main exhibition presents complex and intense historical events that are crucial to understanding the past and its impact on the modern world. The content may be intense, but it is very important to fully understand the historical contexts. It is an important educational element, enabling the exploration of knowledge and reflection on history.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Opening hours

September-June:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10:00-16:00
Wednesday-Sunday 10:00-18:00

July August:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10:00-16:00
Wednesday-Sunday: 10:00-20:00

Is it worth buying the tour in advance?

The number of tickets for the exhibition is limited. Booking in advance ensures that you can visit the museum and avoid long lines at the ticket offices.

Why is it worth visiting the Museum of the Second World War?

The Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk is not only a place where history is collected – it is an emotional journey that will touch your heart. Experience authentic moments of those years, touch history that you will not find anywhere else. Exhibits and witness accounts encourage you to immerse yourself in the past. It’s not just a museum, it’s a story about courage, painful reality and the strength of the human spirit. Let history come to life before your eyes so that you can understand, appreciate and immerse yourself in the unique heritage of Poland’s past.

Is there a food area in the museum?

In the Museum of the Second World War there are two places intended for gastronomy: the restaurant with a café is located on level +4, while the bistro is located on level -3.

How long does the tour take?

Visiting the main exhibition at the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk takes on average 2-3 hours. The guided tour lasts approximately 3 hours. This time may vary depending on the individual pace of sightseeing and interests.

Is the museum accessible to people with disabilities?
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  • The area around the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk is adapted to the needs of people with physical disabilities.
  • For people with visual problems, special touch paths have been prepared on many levels of the building.
  • The museum allows access with assistance dogs to all available spaces.
  • It is possible to rent a wheelchair.
  • Special handrail covers have been installed on the stairs to facilitate movement for blind people.
  • Glass surfaces, such as doors and display windows, were protected and marked with transparent foil to make them more visible.
Are there luggage lockers in the museum?

Yes, there are luggage lockers in the museum where you can leave your belongings. To close the locker, you need a PLN 2 coin.

Is it possible to enter the museum with a dog?

Dogs are not allowed on the museum grounds, with the exception of certified guide dogs.

 

Can I take photos?

Taking photos at the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk is allowed, without a flash. Some exhibits may be excluded from photography and are then marked appropriately.

museum description

Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk

The Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk is a space where history meets modernity. It is one of the most technologically advanced museums in Europe, and its main exhibition, one of the largest in the world, takes up almost 5,000 square meters. m² of underground space. It is here that visitors can deepen their knowledge of the tragic experience of World War II, learning about its origins, consequences and the fate of both heroes and ordinary people.

The main exhibition presents the Polish experience of war in a broader European and global context, transforming the museum into a bastion of historical memory. It is also a dynamic public space that promotes meetings and discussions. In addition to the main exhibition, visitors can visit temporary exhibitions, watch a film in the Museum Cinema and use the services of a modern conference center.

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Flexible cancellation conditions
Free cancellation up to 5 days
How does it work?
You can cancel free of charge up to 5 days before the tour date indicated on the purchased Voucher.
Cancellation up to 3 days before the tour date indicated on the purchased Voucher will result in a fee of 50% of the order value.  
You can change your reservation up to 5 daysbefore the tour date.
You can make changes to your reservation covering 50% of the order value up to 3 daysbefore the tour date.
To make a modification or cancellation, send a message with information to the address [email protected]
Changes made less than 3 days from the tour date will not be taken into account.
Cancellation of the trip less than 3 days from the tour date is non-refundable.
Cancellation Policy
Free cancellation within 24 hours
How does it work?
You can cancel free of charge up to 24 hours before the tour date indicated on the purchased Voucher.
You can make changes to your reservation up to 24 hours before the tour date.
To make a modification or cancellation, send a message with information to the address [email protected]
Changes made less than 24 hours from the tour date will not be included.
Cancellation of the tour less than 24 hours from the tour date is non-refundable.

Touring Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk

Tour type
English
Private
Polish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours
Duration: 3 hours
Skip the line at the ticket office
The official guide
Short description:

We invite you to one of the most interesting museums in Poland! With open access to public information, you will learn history and special curiosities, without omitting any additional substances. Visit the exhibition and listen to fascinating stories.

Price includes:
  • Entrance tickets to the Museum of the Second World War
  • Official guide in English
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Visiting the permanent exhibition
  • Reservation changes can be made up to 24 hours before departure
Additional information:

Meeting point: Monument to Captain Witold Pilecki, in front of the entrance to the Museum of the Second World War.

Link to the meeting point

  • The museum exhibition is located underground, which may result in lack of coverage during the visit
  • The guide will help you understand the broader context of historical events related to World War II
  • Tours accessible to people with disabilities
  • Moving between floors is possible using an elevator
  • Organizer: Etours sp. z o. o.
Flexible cancellation conditions
Duration: 3 hours
Skip the line at the ticket office
Official Guide - Exclusive
Short description:

Visit the extraordinary World War II Museum with a private guide. Explore at your own pace in a small group. Learn about history and unique curiosities without missing any important details.

Price includes:
  • Entrance tickets to the Museum of the Second World War
  • Official guide in your chosen language
  • Exclusive guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for larger groups)
  • Visiting the permanent exhibition
Additional information:

Meeting place: Monument to Captain Witold Pilecki, in front of the entrance to the Museum of the Second World War.

Link to the meeting point

  • The museum exhibition is located underground, which may result in a lack of coverage during the trip.
  • Organized by: Etours sp. z o. o.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours
Duration time: 3 hours
Skip the line at the ticket office
The official guide
Short description:

Visit one of the best-rated museums in Poland. An official guide will take you through the history and interesting facts, so you won’t miss anything. See all the exhibits at the permanent exhibition and listen to fascinating stories.

Price includes:
  • Admission tickets to the Museum of the Second World War
  • Official guide in Polish
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Visiting the permanent exhibition
  • Reservation changes can be made up to 24 hours before departure
Additional information:

Meeting point: Monument to Captain Witold Pilecki, in front of the entrance to the Museum of the Second World War.

Link to the meeting place

  • The museum exhibition is located underground, which may result in lack of coverage during the visit
  • The guide will help you understand the broader context of historical events related to World War II
  • Tours accessible to people with disabilities
  • Moving between floors is possible using an elevator
  • Organizer: Etours sp. z o. o.