Museum of the Second World War

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General Information

The Museum of the Second World War is a history museum and cultural institute in Gdansk, Poland. The institute was established in 2008 and the museum was opened in 2017. The purpose built building the museum is situated in was designed by competition winners ‘Kwadrat architecture team’. The museum was built with three major spheres, each sphere represents one of the following; the past, the present and the future. The most recognisable feature in the museum's build was the 40-metre leaning tower with a glass facade. The museum's exhibits tell the story of World War Two and how it shaped the future, it contains military documents, military equipment and war memorabilia.

Getting there

The museum is situated close to the Motlawa River that runs through the city. It is a 20-30 minute walk away from the main transport hub of the city and a 10-15 minute walk away from the Old Town district. The 130 bus travels to the museum from ‘Gdansk Glowny’ station.

Opening Times and Admission

The museum is open six days of the week, Tuesday to Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 10am-8pm; Monday is a weekly day of closure. Admission to the museum is set at 23PLN for adults and 16PLN for children. Tuesday is free entry for all.

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  • Plac Władysława Bartoszewskiego 1, 80-862 Gdańsk, Poland
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  • +48 58 760 09 60

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