Short of building a time machine this is the closest you’ll ever get to seeing what local life was like hundreds of years back. Set in the only granary building to have survived the bombing of WWII you can watch a interesting film, available in English showing the history of the island. Complete with background noises of peeling bells and animals braying, this museum presents a series of life-size dioramas designed to show what Gdańsk once must have been like. Among the recreations are a cobblers store, a bath house and an inn, and even the smells have been recreated and piped into the rooms. The mannequins aren’t exactly Madame Tussaud’s, but this is still loads of fun, and far removed from the standard museum experience in Poland.