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Main Town Hall

Main Town Hall stands at the convergence of Długa and Długi Targ streets. The origins of the edifice go down to the early Middle Ages. From mid-15th century and up to the year 1921 it was the seat of the city authorities. This Gothic and Renaissance building features one of the most beautiful Renaissance halls in Northern Europe. In the summertime, the tower offers a panoramic view of Gdańsk.

How to get there

Museum address:

Dluga 46/47

80-831 Gdańsk

Opening hours

Monday

  • 10 AM - 1 PM (free admission)

Tuesday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Wednesday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Thursday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Friday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Saturday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Sunday

  • 11.00 - 18.00

We are closed on

June, 11
August, 15
November, 1
December, 24-25, 31

Tickets

  • Normal ticket
    16zł
  • Reduced ticket
    8zł
  • Viewpoint normal
    10zł
  • Viewpoint reduced
    5zł
  • Family ticket
    35zł
  • 90 day pass all branches - normal
    80zł
  • 90 day pass all branches - reduced
    50zł

Basic information

Tickets can be purchased up to 45 minutes
before closing the branch.

Reduced tickets - pupils and students,
retirees and pensioners on the basis of a valid ID

Family ticket - up to 8 people, including 1-2 adults
with children under 18 years

See the photo gallery.
The building itself has many things of interest to offer - the oldest door in Gdańsk, the dungeons, and secret passages.

Do you need more information?

Tourist Service Department
Monday - Friday 10.00 - 16.00

tel. +48 514 222 205
kontakt@muzeumgdansk.pl

Facilities

The entrance for visi­tors is acces­si­ble from Długa 46/47 St. (thro­ugh the gate next to the lin­tel). On the right, there is a museum tic­ket office, fol­lo­wed by a tem­po­rary exhi­bi­tion hall – the Palowa Gal­lery. People, who use whe­el­cha­irs can visit the museum thanks to the lift. The entrance leading to the lift is loca­ted at the back of the buil­ding, i. e. from Piwna 35/37 St.

  • Cloakroom There are two open cloakrooms. The first one in the Palowa Gallery, close to the ticket office. The second, located close to the Red Chamber on the first floor is opened usually during special events.

  • Lockers Luggage lockers are available near the ticket office of the Palowa Gallery.

  • Lift The lift takes you to all levels of the exhibition halls, except the viewpoint on the top of the tower. The facility also has toilets adapted to the needs of people with physical disabilities, as well as ramps. To mount the latter your visit should be reported to the Administration Department (administracja@muzeumgdansk.pl or mob. +48 512 418 750 or +48 512 418 753) at least one the day before the visit.

Czy wiesz, że...

  • The Main Town Hall was the place where decisions affecting the entire city were made. The city-dwellers gave the building glamorous interiors, their finish dating back to the grand times in the history of Gdańsk, i.e. the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • The prime indoor spaces are: the Great Hall of Court (White Chamber) and the Great Council Hall (Red Chamber).
  • When in the Red Chamber, it is worth looking up to see the painting on the ceiling, entitled ‘An Apotheosis of Gdańsk’ which tells the story of the city’s might through allegory.

Visiting time

Visiting exhibition halls of the City Hall of the Main City takes a minimum of 45 minutes.

Viewpoint

In the summertime, from May till end of September, the tower offers a panoramic view of Gdańsk. It is closed in case of a threat to the health of visitors - during rainfall or strong wind blows.

Taking photos

If you liked one of our exhibits or a particular interior and you want to keep them as a reminder of your visit in Gdańsk, feel free to take a photo without using flash.

Carillon concerts

Carillons on the tower of the Main Town Hall play in automatic mode at full hours, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Manually performed live concerts are held on Saturdays at 12.05 p.m.

Get ready for the stairs!

Hundreds of steps connect exhibition rooms located on several floors. Additional 200 are waiting for you in the staircase, which leads to the top of the tower.

The Palowa Gallery

The Palowa Gallery is a room for temporary exhibitions at the Main Town Hall. It was opened on January 18, 2018. Until June 30, 2020 it presents the exhibition "Silver for generations. Gdańsk goldsmiths Stumpf 1804-1945". It shows the phenomenon of the work of several generations of Gdańsk goldsmiths, from Carl Stumpf, the owner of the first family workshop opened in 1804, until the end of World War II.

How to get there

Museum address:

Długa 46/47

80-831 Gdańsk

Opening hours

Monday

  • closed

Tuesday

  • closed

Wednesday

  • closed

Thursday

  • closed

Friday

  • closed

Saturday

  • closed

Sunday

  • closed

We are closed on

June, 11
August, 15
November, 1
December, 24-25, 31

The gallery is closed in between the past and upcoming temporary exhibitions

Tickets

  • Normal ticket
    6zł
  • Reduced ticket
    4zł

Basic information

Tickets can be purchased up to 45 minutes
before closing the branch.

Reduced tickets - pupils and students,
retirees and pensioners on the basis of a valid ID

See the photo gallery from the temporary exhibition 'Silver for generations. Gdańsk goldsmiths Stumpf 1804-1945 "

Do you need more information?

Tourist Service Department
Monday - Friday 10.00 - 16.00

tel. +48 514 222 205
kontakt@muzeumgdansk.pl

Facilities

The Palowa Gallery is fully adapted to the needs of people with physical disabilities.

  • Cloakroom The open cloakroom is available in the room left to the ticket office.

  • Lockers Luggage lockers are available in the room to the left of the ticket office.

  • Toilet There is a toilet adapted to the needs of people with physical disabilities to the left of the main exhibition hall.

Visiting time

Visiting our temporary exhibitions usually takes up to 30 minutes.

Taking photos

If you liked one of our exhibits or a particular interior and you want to keep them as a reminder of your visit in Gdańsk, feel free to take a photo without using flash.

Museum of Amber

Gdańsk deserves the title of the World Capital of Amber. Jewellery and utensils of amber have been produced here for centuries. The Museum of Amber displays natural lumps of the resin and its inclusions, as well as finished products, e.g. jewellery, cutlery, shrine boxes, and caskets. The visitor will learn how amber is formed, how it is extracted, what its properties are, and how it has been worked over the ages.

How to get there

Museum address:

Targ Węglowy 26

80-836 Gdańsk

Opening hours

Monday

  • 10 AM - 1 PM (free admission)

Tuesday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Wednesday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Thursday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Friday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Saturday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Sunday

  • 11.00 - 18.00

We are closed on

June, 11
August, 15
November, 1
December, 24-25, 31

Tickets

  • Normal ticket
    16zł
  • Reduced ticket
    8zł
  • Viewpoint normal
    10zł
  • Viewpoint reduced
    5zł
  • Family ticket
    35zł
  • 90 day pass all branches - normal
    80zł
  • 90 day pass all branches - reduced
    50zł

Basic information

Tickets can be purchased up to 45 minutes
before closing the branch.

Reduced tickets - pupils and students,
retirees and pensioners on the basis of a valid ID

Family ticket - up to 8 people, including 1-2 adults
with children under 18 years

The Amber Museum occupies the Gothic and Renaissance buildings of the Prison Tower and Torture House. Today, the historic interiors tell the story of the so-called Baltic gold.

Do you need more information?

Tourist Service Department
Monday - Friday 10.00 - 16.00

tel. +48 514 222 205
kontakt@muzeumgdansk.pl
  • Cloakroom There is a cloakroom in the museum.

  • Lift There is no lift in this historic building

Czy wiesz, że...

  • The Museum of Amber since 2006 occupies the Gothic and Renaissance buildings of the Prison Tower and Torture House. Back in history, it was the place where offenders were sentenced and kept prisoners.
  • The three prison cells saved in the Torture House remind the visitors of the early designation of the site.

Visiting time

Visiting the museum takes up to 45 minutes.

Viewpoint

In the summertime, from May till end of September, the tower od museum offers a panoramic view of Gdańsk. It is closed in case of a threat to the health of visitors - during rainfall or strong wind blows.

Taking photos

If you liked one of our exhibits or a particular interior and you want to keep them as a reminder of your visit in Gdańsk, feel free to take a photo without using flash.

Get ready for the stairs

Hundreds of steps are waiting for your visit! Gothic staircases were prepared to defend the facility in case of an enemy attack. That is why they are so tight and winding. When leaving the tower, be kind to those, who have just started their journey...

Artus Court

The Artus Court opposite the famous Neptune fountain is nicknamed the parlour of the early Gdańsk. The works of arts or their replicas accumulated here refer to legends and myths of the ancient times and the Middle Ages. Here too, you will see the largest tiled stove of Europe; being 10.64 metres high it is lined with 530 richly adorned tiles.

How to get there

Museum address:

Długi Targ 43/44

80-831 Gdańsk

Opening hours

Monday

  • 10 AM - 1 PM (free admission)

Tuesday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Wednesday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Thursday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Friday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Saturday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Sunday

  • 11.00 - 18.00

We are closed on

June, 11
August, 15
November, 1
December, 24-25, 31

Tickets

  • Normal ticket
    16zł
  • Reduced ticket
    8zł
  • Family ticket
    35zł
  • 90 day pass all branches - normal
    80zł
  • 90 day pass all branches - reduced
    50zł

Basic information

Tickets can be purchased up to 45 minutes
before closing the branch.

Reduced tickets - pupils and students,
retirees and pensioners on the basis of a valid ID

Family ticket - up to 8 people, including 1-2 adults
with children under 18 years

The immense Gothic chamber has been filled with the works of art founded by the brotherhoods of the Artus Court in the time from the 15th to the 19th century.

Do you need more information?

Tourist Service Department
Monday - Friday 10.00 - 16.00

tel. +48 514 222 205
kontakt@muzeumgdansk.pl
  • Cloakroom There is a cloakroom

  • Lockers Luggage lockers are available

Czy wiesz, że...

  • King Arthur, the legendary leader of the Celt, was chosen to be the patron of the site. The inhabitants of the early Gdańsk made reference to the symbol of equality and partnership associated with him, i.e. the Round Table at which the king would sit together with his knights.
  • The earliest mention of the building comes from the year 1350. In its history, the Artus Court underwent several redevelopments and served different functions.
  • From mid-18th century onwards up to the year 1932 the Court housed a corn exchange. Ruined during the Second World War, the building has been restored.

Visiting time

Visiting the Artus Court takes a minimum of 30 minutes.

Taking photos

If you liked one of our exhibits or a particular interior and you want to keep them as a reminder of your visit in Gdańsk, feel free to take a photo without using flash.

Uphagen House

A visit at the Uphagen House will take you on a journey back in time. You can gain an insight into the day-to-day life of a rich burgher of the 18th century. You will first set your foot in the hall with its glamorous stairway and tea room; then you will be led to an elegant living room, a large dining room, and small sitting rooms, e.g. a music room. The stairs behind the small dining room will take you back down, to the ground floor and the utility rooms.

How to get there

Museum address:

Długa 12

80-827 Gdańsk

Opening hours

Monday

  • 10 AM - 1 PM (free admission)

Tuesday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Wednesday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Thursday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Friday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Saturday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Sunday

  • 11.00 - 18.00

We are closed on

June, 11
August, 15
November, 1
December, 24-25, 31

Tickets

  • Normal ticket
    16zł
  • Reduced ticket
    8zł
  • Family ticket
    35zł
  • 90 day pass all branches - normal
    80zł
  • 90 day pass all branches - reduced
    50zł

Basic information

Tickets can be purchased up to 45 minutes
before closing the branch.

Reduced tickets - pupils and students,
retirees and pensioners on the basis of a valid ID

Family ticket - up to 8 people, including 1-2 adults
with children under 18 years

See the photo gallery.
Johann Uphagen purchased the townhouse in 1775, then redeveloped and furnished it. In the 20th century the building was turned into a museum.

Do you need more information?

Tourist Service Department
Monday - Friday 10.00 - 16.00

tel. +48 514 222 205
kontakt@muzeumgdansk.pl

Facilities

The back yard offers a place to rest any time from spring to autumn.

  • Cloakroom There is a cloakroom in the museum.

Czy wiesz, że...

  • Johann Uphagen purchased the townhouse in 1775, then redeveloped and furnished it. In the 20th century the building was turned into a museum. In the times of World War Two, German historic conservators evacuated the fittings and fixtures. The tradition of the museum was revived in 1998 when the Museum of Burgher Homes was opened here.
  • Worth attention is the sitting room panelled in wood and decorated with Chinese motifs and three small sitting rooms decorated with images of insects, flowers, and birds.

Visiting time

It takes about 30 minutes to visit the musuem.

Taking photos

If you liked one of our exhibits or a particular interior and you want to keep them as a reminder of your visit in Gdańsk, feel free to take a photo without using flash.

Museum of the Polish Post Office

This is one of the spots on the map where the Second World War broke out. The heroic defence of the facility by the employees of the Polish Post on 1 September 1939 went down in history. The Museum portrays the battle as it developed and the fate of the defenders. You can also learn how postal services were organised in the past and get an insight into the day-to-day life in the Free City of Gdańsk.

How to get there

Museum address:

plac Obrońców Poczty Polskiej 1/2

80-839 Gdańsk

Opening hours

Monday

  • 10 AM - 1 PM (free admission)

Tuesday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Wednesday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Thursday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Friday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Saturday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Sunday

  • 11.00 - 18.00

We are closed on

June, 1,2, 11
August, 15
November, 1
December, 24-25, 31

Tickets

  • Normal ticket
    10zł
  • Reduced ticket
    5zł
  • Family ticket
    20zł
  • 90 day pass all branches - normal
    80zł
  • 90 day pass all branches - reduced
    50zł

Basic information

Tickets can be purchased up to 45 minutes
before closing the branch.

Reduced tickets - pupils and students,
retirees and pensioners on the basis of a valid ID

Family ticket - up to 8 people, including 1-2 adults
with children under 18 years

Displayed indoors are photographs, documents, and elements of the fittings of this pre-war postal outlet.

Do you need more information?

Tourist Service Department
Monday - Friday 10.00 - 16.00

tel. +48 514 222 205
kontakt@muzeumgdansk.pl
  • Cloakroom There is a cloakroom in the museum.

Czy wiesz, że...

  • The Free City of Gdańsk was the city-state which existed from 1920 to 1939. Its parallel administration doubled Polish and German institutions; there were also two separate postal services in the city. The idea of incorporating Gdańsk in Germany became one of the causes of the outbreak of World War Two. On 1 September 1939, an attack was launched on the Polish Post and Telegraph Office, now the Polish Post Office Museum. The monument next to the building commemorates its heroic defendants.

Visiting time

It takes about 30 minutes to visit the museum.

Taking photos

If you liked one of our exhibits or a particular interior and you want to keep them as a reminder of your visit in Gdańsk, feel free to take a photo without using flash.

Gdańsk Museum of Science

The museum is arranged in the tower of St Catherine’s Church. Its main attraction is a collection of clocks, the oldest built in the Middle Ages. It was here that the first pulsar clock in the world was set in motion in the year 2011. Visitors can also see a clock mechanism with the longest pendulum in the world. On the way up to the vantage point on the tower you will pass the carillon, i.e. a musical instrument composed of bells.

How to get there

Museum address:

Profesorska 3

80-856 Gdańsk

Opening hours

The museum is closed until further notice.

Tickets

  • Normal ticket
    16zł
  • Reduced ticket
    8zł
  • Group ticket normal
    15zł
  • Group ticket reduced
    7zł
  • Family ticket
    35zł
  • 90 day pass all branches - normal
    80zł
  • 90 day pass all branches - reduced
    50zł

Basic information

Tickets can be purchased up to 45 minutes
before closing the branch.

Reduced tickets - pupils and students,
retirees and pensioners on the basis of a valid ID

Family ticket - up to 8 people, including 1-2 adults
with children under 18 years

The Museum was first formed in 1996 as a Tower Clock Museum – the only institution of the kind in Poland. The collection of clocks accumulated here covers the span of time from the 14th to the 21st century.

Do you need more information?

Tourist Service Department
Monday - Friday 10.00 - 16.00

tel. +48 514 222 205
kontakt@muzeumgdansk.pl

Czy wiesz, że...

  • Its gem is a foliot clock, a rarity in Europe. The collection further includes two record-setters: the first pulsar clock in the world (receiving impulses emitted by pulsar stars) and a clock with the longest pendulum in the world (31.22 m long).
  • Gdańsk is the only city in Poland which can take pride in having working carillons, not to mention that there are three of them here. The instrument in the tower of St Catherine’s is made up of 50 bells. Concerts are given on each Friday, and several times a week in the summer.

Visiting time

It takes about 30 minutes to visit the museum.

Viewpoint

It is opened at the top of the tower of the museum. In the ticket price you can see the panoramic view on Old Town of Gdańsk.

Carillons concerts

Gdańsk is the only city in Poland, which can take pride in having working carillons, not to mention that there are three of them here. The instrument in the tower of St Catherine’s is made up of 50 bells. Concerts are given on each Friday at 5 p.m.

Taking photos

If you liked one of our exhibits or a particular interior and you want to keep them as a reminder of your visit in Gdańsk, feel free to take a photo without using flash.

Get ready for the stairs

Hundreds of steps are waiting for your visit! Gothic staircases were prepared to defend the facility in case of an enemy attack. That is why they are so tight and winding. When leaving the tower, be kind to those, who have just started their journey...

Guardhouse no 1. at Westerplatte

At 4.48 a.m on 1st of September 1939, the German battleship, Schleswig Holstein, paying a curtesy visit to Gdańsk, began shelling the Westerplatte. The developments symbolise the onset of the Second World War. The battle for the peninsula lasted seven days. Guardhouse No. 1 was one of the key links in the chain of the Polish defence.

How to get there

Museum address:

Majora Henryka Sucharskiego 70

80-601 Gdańsk

Opening hours

Monday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Tuesday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Wednesday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Thursday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Friday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Saturday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Sunday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Guardhouse No. 1 is open on public holidays.

Tickets

  • Normal ticket
    6zł
  • Reduced ticket
    4zł

Basic information

Tickets can be purchased up to 45 minutes
before closing the branch.

Reduced tickets - pupils and students,
retirees and pensioners on the basis of a valid ID

On display are memorabilia linked to the defenders and the arms of both sides to the conflict. The most precious exhibits are: the sabre and uniform jacket of major Henryk Sucharski – the Depot commander.

Do you need more information?

Tourist Service Department
Monday - Friday 10.00 - 16.00

tel. +48 514 222 205
kontakt@muzeumgdansk.pl

Czy wiesz, że...

  • As of 1926, Poland had its Military Transit Depot or the Polish arms and munition reloading terminal on Westerplatte. Guardhouse No. 1 was one of six sentry posts built here in the nineteen thirties. Today, it is the only facility accessible for tourists.
  • In the demolition works of 1967 the building was spared and moved to its present location.

Visiting time

The visit to the Guardhouse No. 1 takes about 20 minutes.

Where can I find the monument?

The promenade, which leads to the mound built in the 1960s and the monument standing on the top of it, starts near the Guardhouse No. 1. Opposite to the monument one cannot miss the inscription "Never again war".

Taking photos

If you liked one of our exhibits or a particular interior of the Guardhouse and you want to keep them as a reminder of your visit in Gdańsk, feel free to take a photo without using flash.

Wisłoujście Fortress

The Wisłoujście Fortress is the oldest coastal fortress of the Polish seacoast. In the modern times, it used to be nicknamed the Gate to the Republic of Poland. The impressive fortification protected ships on their way to the port of Gdańsk. It also played the function of a lighthouse, the berthing site of the Polish fleet, and a prison.

How to get there

Museum address:

Stara Twierdza 1

80-551 Gdańsk

Opening hours

Monday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Tuesday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Wednesday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Thursday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Friday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Saturday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

Sunday

  • 10 AM - 6 PM

The museum is open on public holidays.

Tickets

  • Normal ticket
    20zł
  • Reduced ticket
    10zł
  • Family ticket
    45zł
  • 90 day pass all branches - normal
    80zł
  • 90 day pass all branches - reduced
    50zł

Basic information

Tickets can be purchased up to 45 minutes
before closing the branch.

Reduced tickets - pupils and students,
retirees and pensioners on the basis of a valid ID

Family ticket - up to 8 people, including 1-2 adults
with children under 18 years

Wisłoujście Fortress is made up of several rings of buildings. The tower erected in the very centre in 1482 is the oldest member of the compound.

Do you need more information?

Tourist Service Department
Monday - Friday 10.00 - 16.00

tel. +48 514 222 205
kontakt@muzeumgdansk.pl

Czy wiesz, że...

  • Wisłoujście Fortress is made up of several rings of buildings. The tower erected in the very centre in 1482 is the oldest member of the compound.
  • The complex is encircled with a 16th century defence wall called the ‘Wreath’ and 17th century echelon quarters. The site is surrounded with a quadrangular Fort Carre built in 1586-1602, and a five-bastion Eastern Earthworks of the 17th century.
  • Climbing floor after floor up the tower, the visitor can learn the history of the Vistula mouth and the changing function the fortress played. The topmost floor opens onto a viewing terrace offering a panoramic view of the city and the Bay of Gdańsk.

Visiting time

It takes 50 minutes to visit the fortress, but we recommend to save at least 2-3 hours. Secrets of the ruins hidden behind the trees at the Eastern Bulwark & remnats of German U-bots from II WW are exhibited outside of the fortress.

Viewpoint

The topmost floor opens onto a viewing terrace offering a panoramic view of the city and the Bay of Gdańsk.

Taking photos

If you liked one of our exhibits or a particular interior and you want to keep them as a reminder of your visit in Gdańsk, feel free to take a photo without using flash.

Guided tours

The guide service is included in the price of your ticket. The tour begins when at least 15 people gather at the courtyard inside of the fort. Our guides speak English. One may also purchase a guidebook in the ticket office.

Hammer Forge at Oliwa

The Water Forge is an authentic specimen of early technology, the only surviving site of the type. It is the largest and longest operated power hammer forge of Oliwa. The facility remained in operation for about 350 years utilising the power of the dammed water of the Oliwa Brook.

How to get there

Museum address:

Bytowska 1

80-328 Gdańsk

Opening hours

Tickets

No tickets found

Until the infrastructure is ready and the new exhibition is prepared, the department is closed. Participation during occasional shows is free of charge.

The bird-view on the Water Forge in Oliwa.

Do you need more information?

Tourist Service Department
Monday - Friday 10.00 - 16.00

tel. +48 514 222 205
kontakt@muzeumgdansk.pl

Czy wiesz, że...

  • As of the end of the 17th century, the course of the Oliwa Brook was studded with about 25 mills. They ground corn, produced paper, and forged metals of which blacksmiths produced various utensils. The first written record of the Water Forge, incorporated in the Museum of Gdańsk in 2018, comes from the year 1597. It was closed down only in 1948.
  • The timber building is made up of two parts erected on both banks of the Oliwa Brook and a roofed bridge between them.
  • The Water Forge has three authentic water wheels. Two of them, 4 metres in diameter, power quarter-tonne hammers; the third wheel, 3.1 metres in diameter, powers eccentric sheers – the guillotine. The hammer support structure comes from the second half of the 19th century or early 20th century.

We are preparing a new museum

The Water Forge needs adequate facilities and security in oreder to be fully opened for regular visits. We open it usually few days a year for special shows.

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