Previously housed in Gdańsk’s medieval Foregate building, the NEW Amber Museum of Gdańsk opened to the public on 24th July 2021 in Wielki Młyn (The Grand Mill) and has brought this natural phenomenon and unique industry into the 21st century!
There are also a number of masterpieces by the old masters of Gdańsk, plus a collection of modern artworks and jewellery. Here, you will find uniquely-developed exhibits, arranged on two floors, accompanied by immersive multimedia installations, and artistic arrangements of each topical section. A large open room at the top of the building houses an impressive array of modern amber jewellery that appears more artistic than wearable.
Average visiting time: 2hrs.
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
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!
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.
I think it's gruesome