The Museum of Sopot can be found in a beachside villa dating from 1903 which was originally built for the prosperous Gdansk-Dutch merchant Ernst Claaszen as a family home. The building itself is an interesting look at the architecture of the city at the turn of the 20th century, a time when it was granted full civic rights. The lower floor shows how the house would have looked when the Claaszen family lived there and includes a number of family possessions including furniture, paintings and even children’s toys. The upper floor plays host to temporary exhibitions which are generally connected to one part or other of the city’s history. The villa is set in a leafy garden, yards from the beach and is a perfect place to relax on a sunny day.