Stutthof Museum in Sztutowo

The Stutthof Museum documents the history of the German concentration camp where 65,000 prisoners died.
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Touring Stutthof Museum in Sztutowo

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Najbliższy termin: czwartek, 1 sierpnia o godz. 11:00

Tickets for a Guided Tour of the Stutthof Camp

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Free cancellation up to 24 hours
Duration: 2 hours
Skip the queue to the entrance
The official guide
from 69 zł
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Short description

Description:
Visit the Stutthof Museum, located on the site of a former concentration camp. Visit the preserved Old Camp, the gas chamber, the command office, and the reconstruction of the crematoria. Explore history through rich archives and exhibitions, and discover the darkest stories of the past.

What you will see during your visit:

  • Preserved barracks and the exhibits presented there
  • Commander’s Office Building
  • Gas chambers
  • Crematoria
price includes
  • Entrance tickets to the museum
  • The official guide
  • Visiting the permanent exhibition
Additional information
  • Much of the visit takes place outside, we recommend checking the weather before your trip.
  • The guide will help you understand the broader context of historical events related to World War II
  • The tour is accessible to people in wheelchairs
  • Possibility of visiting with a stroller
  • Organizer: Etours sp. z o. o.
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Najbliższy termin: wtorek, 30 lipca o godz. 10:00

Stutthof: Camp Tour with a Private Guide

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Flexible cancellation conditions
Duration: 2 hours
Skip the queue to the entrance
Private official guide
from 440 zł
Price per group
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Short description

Visit the Stutthof Museum on the site of a former concentration camp. Discover the preserved Old Camp, gas chamber, headquarters and reconstructed crematoria. Explore history through rich archives and exhibitions, discovering the darkest events of the past. With a private guide you will gain detailed information and avoid the crowds.

Price includes
  • Entrance tickets to the museum
  • The official guide
Additional information
  • Much of the visit takes place outside, we recommend checking the weather before your trip.
  • Organizer: Etours sp. z o. o.
Plan your visit

How to get to Stutthof Museum in Sztutowo

By car

Self-service parking on the premises of the Museum is available all year round and is unguarded. There is a fee for using the parking lot.

Public transport

You can reach the museum by bus no. 870 from Gdańsk.

See the timetable for bus 870

Service frequency is limited, so we recommend double checking the departure time of the last bus. It may not be possible to return by public transport after the last bus has departed. In such a situation, Uber does not reach Sztutowo

Taxi

When using a taxi, it is worth making sure the driver waits. Ordering a taxi to Sztutowo may be difficult or impossible. Uber can deliver passengers from Gdańsk, but ordering it in Sztutowo will not be possible.

Touring

What you will see at the Stutthof Museum in Sztutowo

Commander's Office Building

Documentary films are shown in the headquarters building.

During the summer season, screenings take place every half an hour and last from 20 to 30 minutes. The repertoire includes the films: “Stutthof a Few Days Later” and “The Gallows Stutthof”.

Barracks

The exhibition in the camp barracks shows the tragic history of the prisoners. The canteen barracks displays the remains of footwear and documentary photos of footwear from 1945. In the BUNKRY administration barracks you can see the camp’s punishment system. In barracks 8 and 8a, the history of the Free City of Gdańsk, Nazi policy, the origins of KL Stutthof, the structure of the authorities and the fate of Jews in the camp are presented. The Women’s Bloc presents the transport and plundering of prisoners’ property, their living conditions and illegal resistance activities.

Crematorium and gas chamber

In the Stutthof concentration camp, in the summer of 1942, the first crematorium furnace was installed on the eastern side of the Old Camp, which was later replaced by two new furnaces. There was a gas chamber next to them. Additionally, in December 1944, a field crematorium in the form of a deep pit was established in the forest on the northern side of the new kitchen. These installations were key elements of the extermination process carried out in the camp.

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Touring with Children

Touring Stutthof Museum in Sztutowo with childrens

Children up to 3 years of age

There are no special facilities at the Stutthof Museum for parents with children, but it is possible to move around the camp with a stroller.

Children aged 4–13

Due to the brutal content presented in the main exhibition, we recommend it to children over 13 years of age. Visits with younger children are at the parents’ responsibility.

Children under 13 may visit the Museum only under the supervision of an adult.

Youth 14 – 18 years old

Young people can visit the camp without any restrictions.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Opening hours

From May 1 to September 30:

Mon-Sun: 8:00-18:00

From October 1 to April 30:

Mon-Sun: 8:00-18:00

When was Stutthof concentration camp established?

The Stutthof camp was established on September 2, 1939.

How many people died in Stutthof?

In 1944, KL Stutthof became part of the plan for the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question”, transforming into an extermination camp. From 1939 to 1945, an estimated 110,000 people stayed in the camp. people, of which approximately 65 thousand lost their lives.

What was the original function of the Stutthof camp?

Initially, Stutthof served as a civilian camp for Poles and Jews from Pomerania, and from the beginning of 1942 it began to function as a concentration camp.

How many people passed through the Stutthof camp?

About 110,000 prisoners passed through the camp.

What nationalities of prisoners were the most numerous in Stutthof?

The largest national groups were Poles, Jews, Russians, Ukrainians and Hungarians.

When was the Stutthof camp liberated?

The camp was liberated on May 9, 1945 by the Red Army.

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Stutthof Museum in Sztutowo

The Stutthof Museum in Sztutowo, located on the Vistula Spit between Stegna and Sztutowo, documents the history of the German concentration camp operating from September 2, 1939 to May 9, 1945. During these years, the camp expanded from the initial 0.5 ha to 120 ha, and through its 110,000 prisoners passed through the gates, of whom 65,000 died.

The exhibition at the Stutthof Museum presents the development of the camp, from the construction of the Old Camp with 10 barracks by prisoners in 1940, to the establishment of the New Camp and arms plants in 1942-1943. The exhibition includes preserved buildings of the Old Camp, including: wooden barracks, a brick gas chamber, a crematorium, as well as fragments of the original barbed wire fence and guard towers.

The museum shows not only the infrastructure of the camp, but also the everyday life of prisoners, their work, living conditions and the forms of repression they had to endure. In the south-eastern part there was the camp management and other key administrative buildings. The camp area is divided into four main parts, differing in functions and layout, which is presented in detail in museum exhibitions.

In addition, the camp area and its surroundings are protected under the 1999 Act as a Holocaust monument, which emphasizes its historical importance. The Stutthof Museum is open daily, allowing visitors to reflect on the tragic events of World War II and their impact on today’s generations.

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 Stutthof Museum in Sztutowo

Tour type
Polish
Private
Free cancellation up to 24 hours
Duration: 2 hours
Skip the queue to the entrance
The official guide
Short description

Description:
Visit the Stutthof Museum, located on the site of a former concentration camp. Visit the preserved Old Camp, the gas chamber, the command office, and the reconstruction of the crematoria. Explore history through rich archives and exhibitions, and discover the darkest stories of the past.

What you will see during your visit:

  • Preserved barracks and the exhibits presented there
  • Commander’s Office Building
  • Gas chambers
  • Crematoria
price includes
  • Entrance tickets to the museum
  • The official guide
  • Visiting the permanent exhibition
Additional information
  • Much of the visit takes place outside, we recommend checking the weather before your trip.
  • The guide will help you understand the broader context of historical events related to World War II
  • The tour is accessible to people in wheelchairs
  • Possibility of visiting with a stroller
  • Organizer: Etours sp. z o. o.
Flexible cancellation conditions
Duration: 2 hours
Skip the queue to the entrance
Private official guide
Short description

Visit the Stutthof Museum on the site of a former concentration camp. Discover the preserved Old Camp, gas chamber, headquarters and reconstructed crematoria. Explore history through rich archives and exhibitions, discovering the darkest events of the past. With a private guide you will gain detailed information and avoid the crowds.

Price includes
  • Entrance tickets to the museum
  • The official guide
Additional information
  • Much of the visit takes place outside, we recommend checking the weather before your trip.
  • Organizer: Etours sp. z o. o.