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Polish Post Office Museum

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Address: Pl. Obroncow Poczty Polskiej 1/2, Gdansk 80-839, Poland
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+48 58 301 76 11
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An interesting and moving museum

Having read The Tin Drum this was one of my main reasons for visiting Gdańsk. Everything you need to know about the defence of the Polish Post Office, and the opening shots of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having read The Tin Drum this was one of my main reasons for visiting Gdańsk. Everything you need to know about the defence of the Polish Post Office, and the opening shots of the war in Europe. Some very moving stories and exhibits. Housed in a beautiful building, which still houses a working post office.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read the tin drum a few years and that is where I first heard about what happened here, it is a very sad period and reminded me of the events in Dublin 1916 at the GPO. It was only a couple of pounds to visit and the staff were extremely friendly. the toilets are are spotless and there is... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

A small museum slightly out of town a bit hard to find but make the effort as it's worth a visit.Interesting history of the 57 workers who tried to defend the post office at the out break of WW11 but were all killed. A moving experience a video and photographs of the defenders there is a great monument outside.

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Belfast Northern Ireland
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We visitied in December and I found the visit very moving. This is a very small museum but tells the story of the post office workers who tried to protect the building from German attack. The photos of the men and women who gave their lives were remarkable - just ordinary men and women doing their jobs and trying to... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This very small but interesting museum explains the story of the 57 post office defenders, who were massacred defending the post office. there is also a short informative film showing the the devastion of Gdansk. Very interesting monument outside.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Worth learning the story of the Post Office seige in the small museum, then looking at the monuments outside, especially the spooky 'fingerprint' stones in the gardens to one side. Not everything in the museum has an English translation but definitely worth a look.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

To be honest I found this museum pretty disappointing did not seem to be too much detail about the poor devils who defended the post office. There are several pictures that are duplicated in the three rooms that are the museum for the price worth a visit just don't build up your expectations.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Having visited Westerplatte we were interested in the Post Office museum as it was attacked a couple of minutes before the shelling of Westerplatte making it a historic site.Though the exhibition is quite small it gives insight into the events that began WW2. Exhibits are accompanied by English translations for the main part of the displays and includes the German... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

An interesting history lesson... very moving.. human stories.. fascinating exhibits. The building looks intact (has been renovated, of course) and it takes you back to 1939 the first time you look at it. In the museum almost everything is described in English.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

A somewhat neglected spot by tourist organizers. Pity. Together with Westerplatte, it is a must see and learn about Nazi Germany's tyranny. The story is displayed and a large monument describes what should be a lesson for every free man.

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