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Museum of the Second World War

Unique, monumental, thrilling - these words can be used to describe the Museum of the Second World War opened in March 2017. This place tells the story of the biggest conflict in human history that started on 1 September 1939 in Gdansk, just a few kilometres from the museum.

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Museum of the Second World War
Museum of the Second World War
Museum of the Second World War

Visitors can see the enormous main exhibition (one of the biggest in the world!) that takes up nearly five thousand square metres. Interestingly, the exhibition is located in the basement, about 14 metres underground. Over 2,000 exhibits and 250 multimedia stations give us a good lesson on the tragic history of the 6 years of the war. Most importantly, we can learn about the events that occurred in Poland and around the world. It is an opportunity for visitors to learn more about the activity of the Polish resistance movement, but also gain valuable information on the war in the Far East and the use of nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We can see the war through the eyes of the soldiers and civilians who always make the greatest sacrifice during conflicts.

The main exhibition is divided into three narrative blocks: “The Road to the War”, “The Horror of the War” and “The War’s Long Shadow”. It is divided into 18 thematic sections which reflect the arrangement of the exhibition rooms.

The main exhibition also includes a space with exhibits related to everyday civilian life during WWII, and the “Time Travel” exhibition for children.

The museum also hosts regular lectures, meetings with experts, workshops and board games (related to war).

Learn more about opening hours and ticket prices at www.muzeum1939.pl/en.