National Maritime Museum
The oh-so conspicuous Gdańsk Crane (Żuraw) rises on the waterfront. Built in the mid-15th century as the biggest double-towered gate on...
MS Sołdek is a museum ship moored in front of the granaries. Once you’re on board and past the fairly dull introductory video, you can...
The extensive collection stresses the Polish cultural and ethnic roots of the region; if you haven’t had your fill of views elsewhere,...
St John’s Centre
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Restauracja Pod Łososiem
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ul Tokarska 21-25 · interesting places nearby
National Maritime Museum information
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.