Gdansk History Museum

  ul. Długa 46/47, Gdańsk ,   Old Town          (+48) 58 573 31 28     13 Mar 2020
The History of Gdansk museum calls the impressive Main Town Hall (Polish: Ratusz Głównego Miasta) home, a Gothic-Renaissance structure originally built in the 14th century and painstakingly repaired following World War II. Access the building by the gate to the left of the main staircase which leads you to the ticket office on your left and then into the interior courtyard. The first rooms you come across are the ornate Great Council Hall and Red Hall, the latter of which features an impressively-sized fireplace and lavish ceilings paintings, including the Apotheosis of Gdansk by Isaac van der Block. Subsequent rooms feature vintage 16th and 17th furniture and a sampling of the museum’s 600 silver pieces, which highlight Gdansk’s silversmithing era. Temporary exhibitions are also shown in the Pile Gallery.

The top floor of the museum features an exhibition showcasing what life was like in everyday Gdansk right before the war – visitors get a glimpse into the homes and businesses of residents and see a period in time that was about to come to an abrupt end. From here you can begin the climb to the top of the town hall's tower which gives you a great view of the city and the nearby St. Mary's Basilica. While you're up there, check out the Carillon (bell instrument) set-up, one of only three that can be found in Poland.
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Admission 12/6zł, family ticket 20zł. Tue free. Ticket prices are expected to change in 2020.

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