The Westerplatte Museum and the War of 1939 Branch of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk are located on the peninsula within the former mouth of the Vistula River. You can reach the location by waterway, car, bicycle, and also by public transport from the Main Railway Station or from the headquarters of the Museum of the Second World War (Bartoszewskiego Square). Due to the phased nature of the work, various exhibition elements will be gradually made available to visitors.
Street: Major Henryk Sucharski
Postal code: 80-601
City: Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship
Geographic coordinates: 54°24'23.33"N 18°40'37.42"E
Westerplatte can be reached by public city buses that operate every day of the week. Only low-floor vehicles of lines 106, 138, and 606 run on this route (line 606 operates as an additional line only in the summer season). Line 106 starts and ends its route at the Museum of the Second World War bus stop, while lines 138 and 606 start and end at the Main Railway Station in Gdańsk.
Current bus schedules can be found on the website of the Gdańsk Municipal Transport Authority:
On July 11th, 2023, a museum water tram was launched, which will operate until October 31st on the route from the Museum (a stop at the mouth of Stępkarska Street on the Motława River, 150 meters from the Museum) to Westerplatte. Tickets can be ordered online, along with reservations:
Tickets are also available on the ship. The current tram schedule is available on the tramwajwodny.gdansk.pl website. In the summer, other private carriers also operate on this route, so it's worth checking their offers online or near the harbor at Targ Rybny by the Motława River in Gdańsk.