National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum information

Gdańsk , Poland
ul Tokarska 21-25
entry from Motława River side
Maritime cultural centre
+48 58 329 8700
+48 58 301 8611
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Maritime Cultural Center adult/child 8/5zł, other exhibitions priced separately
Opening hours
10am-4pm Tue-Sun
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This is a sprawling exhibition of maritime history and Gdańsk's role through the centuries as a Baltic seaport. Headquarters is the multimillion-euro Maritime Cultural Centre , with a permanent interactive exhibition 'People-Ships-Ports'. Other exhibitions include the MS Sołdek , the first vessel to be built at the Gdańsk shipyard in the postwar years and the Żuraw (ul Szeroka 67/68), a 15th-century loading crane that was the biggest in its day. More displays are housed in granaries (ul Ołowianka 9-13) across the river.

The granaries on Ołowianka Island in the Motława River are highly recommended. Exhibits illustrate the history of Polish seafaring from the earliest times to the present and include models of old sailing warships and ports, a 9th-century dugout, navigation instruments, ships’ artillery, flags and the like.

An interesting exhibit is a collection of salvaged items from the General Carleton , a British ship that disappeared mysteriously in the Baltic in 1785.

The museum's ferry service (one way/return 1/2zł), shuttles between the crane and the island.