Museum in Wdzydze Kiszewskie

Kashubian Ethnographic Park

Some 16km south of Kościerzyna, Wdzydze Kiszewskie is a tiny village with a big attraction, namely the Kashubian Ethnographic Park, an open-air museum displaying the typical rural architecture of Kashubia. Establish…
Aquarium in Hel


Just off the beach in the centre of town is the Fokarium, where Baltic grey seals can be seen in captivity. The three large pools are home to half a dozen of the creatures, and feeding takes place at 11am and 2pm wh…
Museum in Hel

Museum of Fishery

Hel’s Gothic church dates from the 1420s, making it the oldest building in town. Pews and monstrances have given way to exhibits on fishing and boat-building, a display of stuffed sea birds and a collection of old f…
Museum in Kartuzy

Kashubian Museum

Slavophiles should make a beeline for this surprisingly good and delightfully old-school museum, south of the train station near the tracks. Amid the inevitable wooden farm implements and kitchen utensils there are …
Museum in Sopot

Sopot Museum

At the southern end of the beachfront in a grand old villa, the Sopot Museum showcases 19th-century furniture and fittings, including some enormous, ornately carved wardrobes. Other displays include old sepia photos…
Arts Centre in Hel

Izba Kaszubska

An old 19th-century fisherman's cottage on the main street houses a small exhibition of Kashubian handicrafts and a souvenir stall. The staff also give out town maps.
Lighthouse in Hel


Through a patch of scrappy woodland at the end of ul Wiejska, the 42m-high octagonal brick lighthouse is a now radar station but houses temporary exhibitions.
Gallery in Sopot

Art Gallery

Funded by the town of Sopot, this glitzy art gallery within the reconstructed Dom Zdrojowy (Spa House) has changing exhibitions of mostly Polish art.
Spring in Sopot

Dom Zdrojowy

Take the space-age glazed lift to the 3rd floor to enjoy a free sip of Sopot’s natural, mineral-rich spring water.
Memorial in Hel


A park near the train station contains a memorial to the 1939 defence of the town during the German invasion. Hel was the last place in Poland to surrender; a garrison of some 3000 Polish soldiers defended the town …