After the war, it was rebuilt and donated to the Polish Maritime Museum of which it remains a part today. You will be able to view a collection of permanent exhibitions inside including one on port life between the 16th and 18th centuries. In Polish only, displays include models of lighthouses, the old port, life-size recreations of counting houses and old port life in general plus access to the crane's two huge drive-wheels.
The Crane and the Long Waterfront are featured in the game The Witcher III: The Wild Hunt.
Read our article on The Witcher in Gdańsk.
NOTE on Ticket Prices:
Keep in mind that combined tickets are available for the National Maritime Museum, Granary Buildings, Sołdek ship museum and the Crane for 30/20 zł (without interactive exhibition). Another combined ticket for Granaries, "Sołdek" ship museum and the Crane costs 25/16zł. A regular ticket for the Granaries costs 12/8zł and is free on Wednesdays.
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Price/Additional InfoAdmission 12/8zł. Wed free. Tickets available from the Maritime Cultural Centre next door.
If you only have time to visit one of the four branches of Gdańsk's Maritime Museum, make it this one - the main branch and most compr
Motława Passenger Ferry
SS 'Sołdek' Museum Ship
ul. Ołowianka 9-13, Gdańsk
ul. Długie Pobrzeże 32, Gdańsk