Museum ship “Sołdek”

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Najbliższy termin: czwartek, 1 sierpnia o godz. 10:00

The most important attractions of Gdańsk with a guide

Available languages:
Free cancellation up to 24 hours
Duration: 2.5 hours
Licensed guide
from 79 zł
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What you will see:
  • The Royal Road with the Main Town Hall, Neptune’s Fountain, Artus Court and beautiful tenement houses of wealthy townspeople
  • The Golden Gate, Torture Gate, Green Gate and other water gates
  • St. Mary’s Basilica
  • Mariacka Street, known for its beautiful buildings and amber jewelry sellers
  • Old Port with Crane, Ship “Sołdek”
  • The Great Armory and the bustling Piwna Street
  • Jan Hevelius Monument and the Great Mill
  • The oldest parish church in Gdańsk – St. Catherine
  • Church of St. Bridget, the symbol of Solidarity

Description:

We will start from the picturesque Długi Targ, where we will see the most important monuments, including: The court of Artus and Neptune, the guardian of the city. Then we will go to the monumental St. Mary’s Basilica, one of the largest brick churches in the world, to admire its magnificent interiors. Walking along the Motława River, we will stop at the Old Crane, which is the symbol of the Gdańsk port. We will end the tour at the Neptune Fountain and the City Hall, discovering the secrets of Gdańsk’s history.

Price includes:
  • Sightseeing with a licensed guide
  • Admission to St. Mary’s Basilica
  • Admission to the church of St. Catherine
  • Admission to the church of St. Bridget
  • Headset (for groups of more than 10 people)
Additional information:
  1. The tour will run with a minimum of 5 registered adult participants. If the required number of people are not gathered, we will refund your money.
  2. Guided walking tour
  3. We recommend adapting your clothing to the prevailing weather conditions.
  4. Organizer: Etours sp. z o. o.
Najbliższy termin: poniedziałek, 29 lipca o godz. 10:00

Maritime Gdańsk: Tour of the Old Crane, the “Sołdek” Ship and the city with a guide

Available languages:
Flexible cancellation conditions
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes.
Official Private Guide
Suitable for children
from 840 zł
The price depends on the number of participants
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Short description:

Take part in a fascinating journey through the maritime history of Gdańsk, where history and the sea intertwine in an extraordinary combination. Discover the secrets of the Old Crane, the “Sołdek” ship and the charming corners of the city during an expedition with an experienced guide.

 

Price includes:
  • Guided tour by a licensed guide
  • Admission to the Old Crane
  • Admission to the Old Crane
Tour plan:

Plan your tours:

  1. Meeting at the Green Gate,
  2. The Green Bridge and a beautiful panorama of the city
  3. A walk along the Motława River
  4. The history of Granary Island
  5. Visiting the Old Crane with a Guide
  6. Crossing the ferry/crossing the drawbridge to Ołowianka Island
  7. Tour of the Sołdek Ship with a Guide
  8. Ride by ferry/cross the footbridge to the Old Town
  9. Ride by ferry/cross the footbridge to the Old Town

Organizer: Etours sp. z o. o.

Najbliższy termin: wtorek, 30 lipca o godz. 10:00

Ship “Sołdek” sightseeing with a Private Guide

Available languages:
Flexible cancellation conditions
Duration: 1 hour
Licensed guide
from 500 zł
Price per group of people
Check availability
Short description

Visit Sołdek – the first ship built after World War II by the Polish shipbuilding industry. Learn the story of the tracer who completed 206% of the norm during its construction and, as a token of appreciation, became the patron of the unit.

Price includes
  • Entrance tickets to the “Sołdek” Ship.
  • Private guide service.
Additional information

Organizer: Etours sp. z o.o.

Plan your visit

How to get to Museum ship “Sołdek”

On foot

The museum ship “Sołdek” is located only 10-15 minutes walk from the center. To fully enjoy the views of Gdańsk and discover its charms, it is worth taking a walk along the Motława waterfront.

By car

The Sołdek museum ship does not have its own parking lot, it is located on the river, so it is best to get there on foot or by public transport to avoid parking problems in the city center. 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 Ship Museum “Sołdek”. You can get to the nearest stop to the museum by bus no. 100 or tram no. 8 and 9.

Touring

What exhibitions will you see in Museum ship “Sołdek”

The history of the Sołdek ship

This exhibition focuses on the history of Sołdek, the first seagoing ship built in Poland after World War II. You will learn about the circumstances of its creation, details of its construction and operation on the Polish Ocean Lines. Here you can see photographs, documents, models and artifacts related to the construction and history of the ship. See how the ship has changed and developed over the years of service.

Life at sea

Visitors can see the original crew cabins, mess (dining room), kitchen and other utility rooms. Everyday items, clothing and equipment of the crew are also presented. Multimedia presentations and stories of former sailors additionally bring closer their everyday lives and experiences.

Ship technology and mechanics

The exhibition includes a tour of the engine room, where you can see the original drive devices, engines and other mechanisms. Exhibits show how they were used to propel the ship and what procedures were involved in their operation. Additional models and diagrams help you better understand how these complex systems work.

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Touring with Children

Touring Museum ship “Sołdek” with childrens

Children up to 3 years old

Children may be interested in interactive elements of exhibitions, such as ship models or multimedia. Children can feel like real sailors by standing on the deck of the ship and looking at the water and nearby buildings.

Children 4 - 12 years old

Children can enjoy exploring the original cabins, kitchen and mess hall. It’s worth telling them about life on the ship, showing where the sailors slept, ate and worked. Seeing the engine room, with its engines and other mechanisms, can be exciting, for many children it is a fascinating place full of large machines and equipment.

Youth 13 - 18 years old

Young people may be interested in more detailed information about the technical aspects of the ship. Visiting the engine room, with original engines and devices, can be fascinating for those who are interested in engineering and technology. They will also learn about the construction of Sołdek, its role in Polish shipping and its importance for post-war Poland. Photographs, documents and models can be interesting starting points for conversations about history.

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Godziny Otwarcia

6.05.2024 – 14.06.2024
Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday 10:00-16:00
Wednesday 13:00-16:00

15.06.2024 – 1.09.2024
Monday – Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday 11:00-18:00
Wednesday 13:00-18:00

2.09.2024 – 31.10.2024
Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday 10:00-16:00
Wednesday 13:00-16:00

2.11.2024 – 1.12.2024
Tuesday, Thursday 11:00-15:00
Wednesday 12:00-15:00
Friday – Sunday 10:00-16:00

2.12.2024 – 31.01.2024
“Sołdek” closed to visitors

Is it worth buying the tour in advance?

The number of tickets to the exhibition is limited. Booking in advance guarantees the opportunity to visit the museum and allows you to avoid long waits in lines at the ticket offices.

Why is it worth visiting the "Sołdek" Museum Ship?

It is worth visiting the “Sołdek” Museum Ship, because it is not only the history of the first Polish seagoing ship, but also a fascinating look at life at sea. The exhibitions show the everyday life of the crew, technical aspects of shipping and the importance of the ship for Polish maritime history. This is a great opportunity to understand the role Sołdek played in shaping the Polish merchant fleet and maritime industry.

Is there a catering area on the Ship?

There is no dedicated food court. It is primarily a museum facility that focuses on presenting the history of the ship and life at sea. However, near the waterfront where Sołdek is moored, you can find various restaurants, cafes and catering outlets that offer a variety of dishes and drinks.

How long does the tour take?

The time of visiting the “Sołdek” Museum Ship with a guide may vary depending on many factors, such as the pace of the visit, interest in the exhibitions and the number of questions asked by participants. However, as a guide, a standard guided tour of Sołdek may last from 1 to 1.5 hours.

Is "Sołdek" accessible to people with disabilities?
  • Museum ships, including the Sołdek, usually have many stairs and narrow corridors, which may be difficult for people in wheelchairs.
  • However, some parts of the ship, such as selected rooms on the lower deck, may be accessible to people in wheelchairs.
  • The museum may offer sign language interpretation or other supportive services for people with various types of disabilities.
  • It is recommended to contact the museum before your visit to obtain more information about availability and possibly to arrange your visit according to your individual needs.
Are there luggage lockers in the museum?

Free deposit lockers are located in the Granaries.

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?

You are allowed to take amateur photos and videos (without a flash or a tripod) for your own use only. To conduct professional photography and filming, it is necessary to obtain the consent of the Museum director

museum description

Museum ship “Sołdek”

The Sołdek museum ship is an icon of the Polish maritime industry, the first Polish seagoing ship after World War II. It moors in Gdańsk, transformed into a fascinating museum. On board you can experience a time travel to the times when the Polish merchant fleet flourished. It offers a rich exhibition presenting the history of the ship, life at sea and technical aspects of shipping.

Visitors have the opportunity to enter the cabins, feel the atmosphere of the engine room and see what the everyday life of sailors was like. This is an extraordinary experience for lovers of maritime history and people curious about the heritage of Polish shipping.

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 ship “Sołdek”

Tour type
Polish
Private
Private
Free cancellation up to 24 hours
Duration: 2.5 hours
Licensed guide
What you will see:
  • The Royal Road with the Main Town Hall, Neptune’s Fountain, Artus Court and beautiful tenement houses of wealthy townspeople
  • The Golden Gate, Torture Gate, Green Gate and other water gates
  • St. Mary’s Basilica
  • Mariacka Street, known for its beautiful buildings and amber jewelry sellers
  • Old Port with Crane, Ship “Sołdek”
  • The Great Armory and the bustling Piwna Street
  • Jan Hevelius Monument and the Great Mill
  • The oldest parish church in Gdańsk – St. Catherine
  • Church of St. Bridget, the symbol of Solidarity

Description:

We will start from the picturesque Długi Targ, where we will see the most important monuments, including: The court of Artus and Neptune, the guardian of the city. Then we will go to the monumental St. Mary’s Basilica, one of the largest brick churches in the world, to admire its magnificent interiors. Walking along the Motława River, we will stop at the Old Crane, which is the symbol of the Gdańsk port. We will end the tour at the Neptune Fountain and the City Hall, discovering the secrets of Gdańsk’s history.

Price includes:
  • Sightseeing with a licensed guide
  • Admission to St. Mary’s Basilica
  • Admission to the church of St. Catherine
  • Admission to the church of St. Bridget
  • Headset (for groups of more than 10 people)
Additional information:
  1. The tour will run with a minimum of 5 registered adult participants. If the required number of people are not gathered, we will refund your money.
  2. Guided walking tour
  3. We recommend adapting your clothing to the prevailing weather conditions.
  4. Organizer: Etours sp. z o. o.
Flexible cancellation conditions
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes.
Official Private Guide
Suitable for children
Short description:

Take part in a fascinating journey through the maritime history of Gdańsk, where history and the sea intertwine in an extraordinary combination. Discover the secrets of the Old Crane, the “Sołdek” ship and the charming corners of the city during an expedition with an experienced guide.

 

Price includes:
  • Guided tour by a licensed guide
  • Admission to the Old Crane
  • Admission to the Old Crane
Tour plan:

Plan your tours:

  1. Meeting at the Green Gate,
  2. The Green Bridge and a beautiful panorama of the city
  3. A walk along the Motława River
  4. The history of Granary Island
  5. Visiting the Old Crane with a Guide
  6. Crossing the ferry/crossing the drawbridge to Ołowianka Island
  7. Tour of the Sołdek Ship with a Guide
  8. Ride by ferry/cross the footbridge to the Old Town
  9. Ride by ferry/cross the footbridge to the Old Town

Organizer: Etours sp. z o. o.

Flexible cancellation conditions
Duration: 1 hour
Licensed guide
Short description

Visit Sołdek – the first ship built after World War II by the Polish shipbuilding industry. Learn the story of the tracer who completed 206% of the norm during its construction and, as a token of appreciation, became the patron of the unit.

Price includes
  • Entrance tickets to the “Sołdek” Ship.
  • Private guide service.
Additional information

Organizer: Etours sp. z o.o.