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  Maritime Museum, Gdansk
by Paul2001

The Maritime Museum (Muzeum Morskie) of Gdansk is the largest such museum in all of the Poland. The museum occupies several restored granaries on both sides of the River Motlawa. This includes the famed Zuraw Gdanski or the Gdansk Crane which was the biggest medieval crane in all of Europe. There is also the "Soldek", a ship that is moored by the museum in the Motlawa. This was the first shipped to built in Gdansk after World War II. It is slippery when wet as I found out. There is a ferry that frequently crosses the river so you can visit the whole museum with little trouble. Throughout the museum buildings themselves are very interesting exhibits about Gdansk's place in maritime history. Much of this was news to me. Gdansk was at one time the most important port on the Baltic. The displays here proved to be very educational even if they were are labelled in Polish only. In hindsight, I think this was the best museum that I visited in all of Poland. A definite must see if you are in Gdansk.

Address: ul Szeroka
Directions: On the Motlawa river to the east of the Stare Miastra of Gdansk
Phone: 48-58-3016938

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  • Written Jun 29, 2003
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