There’s more to see on the other two floors and in the grounds outside too. Downstairs you’ll find a display of various bombs, torpedoes and artillery as well as a short history about the WWII warship ORP Gryf which was one of the early casualties of the war when it was sunk in Hel harbour in September 1939. Meanwhile, on the upper floor there are some very impressive wooden models of famous ships. The garden holds a collection of old planes and artillery including 18th century cannons; shells from the Schleswig-Holstein (the ship that kicked off WWII), and a cannon recovered from a German U-boat sunk in Gdynia harbour in 1945. Unfortunately, due to renovations, the outdoor section of the museum is closed until April/May 2020. Well-worth an hour or so of your time when the weather isn’t conducive to spending time on the neighbouring beach.
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With the Treaty of Versailles a done deal Poland found itself a nation state once more, granted access to the sea via what was to become the infamous ‘Polish Corridor’. For the first time in a century Poland had coastline and her own waters, the only thi
ul. Zawiszy Czarnego 1B, Gdynia