Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), Gdansk

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The Museum of the Second World War (Polish: Muzeum II Wojny Światowej) is a state cultural institution established in 2008 and a museum in Gdańsk, Poland which is devoted to the Second World War.

Kwadrat architectural team won the architectural competition for the building of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk.
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  • I visited the museum yesterday, a wonderful but upsetting experience, this really brings home to you as a British person of how the war devastated people and places, what a symbol of hope though, a...  more »
  • Very interesting way of presenting event of WW2. Many valuable materials: dynamic maps, photos, recordings, artefacts.  more »
  • Not one to always spend holidays at museums however I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Spent about 3 hours going through the museum however it could have easily extended to 4 hours. Take some water with.....  more »
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  • Not to be missed when in Gdansk! This is by far the best WWII museum I've ever been to. Housed in an incredible contemporary building, with all the new technologies and valuable exhibitions to feel the terror of the war. The whole experience melted my soul to the point it inspired me to get a tattoo about freedom. One of the best attractions in Gdansk, many congratulations to the wonderful people of Poland who built this monumental museum! Words aren't enough, you need to visit that place.
  • Better than history class. Well done exhibition. Interesting presentation. I wish the last presentation before exit would be changed a bit. But the rest is definitely gods quality. Definitely must see place when visiting Gdansk.
  • It is a nice museum but I would appreciated more exhibits. There is an M4 Sherman and T-34 on display but I honestly wanted to see more weapons and artifacts from the war. Too much space focusing on politics and the holocaust. The holocaust was important but there are already many, many museums in Poland dedicated to it. It is a good museum and worth a visit.
  • On one hand the museum is super-big, informative, with rich exposition. On another hand, you can see that current Polish government took their time to adjust the historical reviews of some events under their perspective. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, Google it, they actually did. But in total - very decent museum, worth visiting!
  • This museum has a very good distribution which allows you to fully appreciate the exhibition. The collection takes you back in time, allowing you to feel and understand the horror of the war. You must store your belongings in a locker before entering the exhibition (bring some coins). You can also rent an audio guide which is not expensive and totally worth it.

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