Gdańsk

Amber Museum

  Wielkie Młyny 16, Gdańsk ,   Old Town          (+48) 58 573 31 28     17 Jun 2021
Soon to be housed in Gdańsk's Wielki Młyn (ENG: The Grand Mill), the permanent exhibition will remain in Gdańsk’s medieval Foregate building until late July 2021. The museum extensively covers into the history of Baltic amber, which has earned Gdańsk the title: capital of Amber. The impressive collection of “inclusions” (when bugs or plants are caught inside the amber) is intriguing to look at, and the many amber creations, from inkwells to spoons to a stunning Fender Stratocaster guitar, shows the material’s diversity. A large open room at the top of the building houses an impressive array of modern amber jewellery that appears more artistic than wearable. The lower part of the building also housed the city's courthouse from where convicted criminals would be sentenced to hang on the square outside. One of Gdańsk's most popular museums, many of the exhibit rooms throughout the ancient building are small and cramped, and if you happen to visit on the same day as a school group it can be a nightmare; still, it's well worth a visit nonetheless. In the summer months take advantage of the viewing platform in the tower, which costs an extra 10zł ontop of the museum ticket.

FREE ADMISSION on Tuesdays. Check website for more details prior to any purchases!

For more on the NEW Amber Museum, read our article: Amber Museum in Gdańsk.
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kontakt@muzeumgdansk.pl

Open

From July 24 till September 18: 10:00-19:00

Price/Additional Info

Admission 20/10zł.

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03.07.2011
Doug.

I was very disappointed. The building is cramped and groups of school children on the narrow stairs make it most uncomfortable. The collection much smaller than expected and is displayed in a way that is neither visually appealing nor scientifically illuminating with specimen labeling that is very poor and unhelpful. A great pity as the museum does not do the collection justice
08.01.2009
Paski

According to Simo, Statocatser was amazing. I was impressed by its size!Many floors full of interesting amber pieces. We were lucky to visit on tuesday,entrance was free! Torture museum was frightening, I couldn´t even take the picture!
05.09.2008
Simo

The best museum I have ever visited! The amber pieces were incredible! Especially the Fedner Starocatrer was worth seeing!! About the torture museum: Susana is right. I think it's gruesome too.
14.06.2008
susana

I think it's gruesome
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