Stutthof Museum is a recommended visit for anyone who wishes to learn more about the 20th-century history of Gdańsk, WWII and the effects this had on the local population. It is an easy day trip from Gdańsk, being less than an hour drive from the city and with buses going regularly to the site. While the crowds of visitors to the most infamous of death camps at Auschwitz are hit by the overwhelming scale of the murder and cruelty carried out by the Nazis, the peaceful, tidily kept camp of Stutthof set among the trees and just a couple of kilometres from the beach, has a different atmosphere but an equally lasting effect. Covering around 20% of the former camp area, Stutthof Museum has undergone a significant program of modernisation. NOTE: It is advised that children under 13 should not visit.