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National Maritime Museum

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Address: Ul. Olowianka 9/13, Gdansk 80-751, Poland
Phone Number: +48 58 310 86 11
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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A must in Gdansk

Many wonderful artefacts and superb models. Take the ticket to see inside the crane as well as the granary sections over the river. Make sure you take the 2 minute museum ferry... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the exhibits and found the museum interesting, however there's something very weird here that i'm not used to in a museum, throughout our whole time thereat least one staff member was stood just glaring at us! It was very odd, not to mention it seemed very impolite. Usually attendants at museums manage to meld into the background but... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many wonderful artefacts and superb models. Take the ticket to see inside the crane as well as the granary sections over the river. Make sure you take the 2 minute museum ferry trip over.

Thank Rittmr
Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Museum was well organised with a helpful series of laminated cards for non-Polish speakers. It was spacious and the exhibits were sensibly grouped. A ticket also gave entry to the nearby ship, the Crane and crossings on the river ferry.

Thank Colin R
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited the maritime museum on Ołowianka island. The museum has different historical objects and information from the middle ages to nowadays on three different floors. It took us about an hour to see the whole inside exhibition of the museum and we enjoyed every second of it.

1 Thank Iida A
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a great place for both kids and grown ups. it encompasses several places, so spare at least one day to cover everything in a pleasant slow paced visit.

Thank BrazilTraveller1
Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

The Soldek ship is really worth to visit, I haven't seen any ship this big from inside before. It's nice museum, there are informations written in English, so you'll get to know many interesting facts. We were so thrilled about ship we spent much time there so we weren't able to see museum in granaries whole - the last part... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I agree with some of the other comments. It is a nice museum situated in multiple buildings. Especially taking the ferry is an extra treat. The thing that bothered me the most was the lack of English information. Yes, there are booklets in each room, but the information on it is far less than on the Polish signs. To be... More 

Thank Vief B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

My wife loves cruises, and I could delight her meny times during our visit in Gdansk by making a boat trip. A little vessel m/s Motlawa run by National Maritime Museum operates from Otowianka str. to the Crane and back. Pity that it operates only from 10 am. until 6.00 pm. while it is a perfect shortcut fom Szafarnia str.... More 

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Suffield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

There is good stuff on the crane side of the river. But go over to the other side. You'll spend hours going through the displays.

Thank Colona1988
St Helier, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

On my first ever trip to Gdansk I felt that it was important to visit this attraction, not just because of my general interest in things maritime, but also because of the importance of Soldek to the re-building of the great Gdansk shipyards after WWII. I was not disappointed. I purchased the 23 Zloty ticket which gave me access to... More 

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