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 and museum established in 2008 in Gdańsk, Poland which is devoted to the Second World War. Its exhibits opened in 2017.

The Kwadrat architectural team won an architectural competition for the building of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk.
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Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej) reviews

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  • This is a must-visit place. The museum is spacious, well laid out, and with clear explanations. There is a lot of information and facts about the terrible period of humanity. It is necessary to plan.....  more
    This is a must-visit place. The museum is spacious, well laid out, and with clear explanations. There is a lot of information and facts about the terrible period of humanity. It is necessary to plan.....  more »
  • This is a fantastic and sobering museum. Very spacious, well laid out and with clear explanations in Polish and English. You see photos, films, and actual relics. Really well staged and brought to... 
    This is a fantastic and sobering museum. Very spacious, well laid out and with clear explanations in Polish and English. You see photos, films, and actual relics. Really well staged and brought to...  more »
  • We were so impressed with this Museum which was so powerful and full of information of the sad period of humanity. Unfortunately today’s situation in Ukraine made it very sad that we never learn from....  more
    We were so impressed with this Museum which was so powerful and full of information of the sad period of humanity. Unfortunately today’s situation in Ukraine made it very sad that we never learn from....  more »
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  • Very detailed museum. Also, it is huge. I mean HUGE. There is a corridor in the middle for resting, but due to the Corona virus, the other resting options were not meant to be used at the time of our visit. Thus, it was a really tiresome visit for our legs. Easily spend several hours there. I don't know if they allow to have lunch in the resting corridor that is inside the main exhibition, but otherwise the only lunch option they offer is a small cafe outside the main exhibition, which means you have to either pack your own food, suffer some hunger or simply plan your visit not around lunch time. The exhibitions were very informative even to English speakers. I really liked that they showed the II WW from other perspectives as well, not only Poland. All in all, I really recommend you to visit this museum.
  • We were not sure how long will it take and I guess if someone is interested in the subject then 5 hours may be just right. Very well prepared and presented in the engaging way. Worth visiting while in Gdańsk. I would want to go back as we had to rush through. We spent there about 3 hours.
  • Wonderful museum, such immersion. But after we left we still felt there was more to see and read about. I will also praise that the museum showed many aspects of WW2 that many museums don't normally cover. Example the war in Africa and the Asian advances
  • Informative and modern museum, luckily with arrows to guide you, orientation would otherwise be difficult. I recommend to take at least 3-4 hours of time for this museum. The ending and shop were a little weird though, with 'war toys', tank merchandise, etc. A WW2 memorial is definitely not the right place to sell such items. Lack of actually wanted or informative souvenirs (including postcards).
  • Wow! Detailed museum that give a fantastic step-by-step view on what led up to WWII, how different factions came together, the impact on Poland and how it's military was an integral part of the Allies...too many things. But, the museum experience does not hold back any punches...it is graphic and really tells the full experience of war. It is a full day trip if you want to see it in full. Get the headphones...there is A LOT of reading. Super displays that give the viewer a rich experience.

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