The Collections Department deals with all matters related to the acquisition, inventory, substantive development, storage and sharing of collections.




A part of the Collections Department is a digitization studio, which is involved in the creation and post-production of digital images of objects. Staff from the Department take an active part in inter-departmental projects, mainly involved in exhibitions and publishing.


On level -1 of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk (near the main entrance) there are exhibits related to current anniversaries, war events or issues related to the war and the period of occupation. The idea behind the series is, above all, to show exhibits that are not normally on show in the Museum spaces, but are related to specific interesting events or personal stories. At the site of the  "Entering History" section, visitors will for the first time be able to encounter personal stories and exhibits from our collection which have been on show in our exhibitions.

“We will accept Your Personal History” Nationwide Collection of Artifacts


If You would like us to share your family histories with our Visitors, so their memory is preserved, consider donating your World War II memorabilia to our museum. All artifacts will be treated with utmost care and well protected against the process of deterioration.


Some of the donated artifacts will be made available for viewing on our website on an ongoing basis. There will be an opportunity for the most valuable artifacts  to find their way into the main exhibition, as well as the temporary exhibitions held at the Museum. They will also form the keystone of our album-format publication, where we will do our best to tell the family histories of our Donors by means of showcasing the artifacts we received from them. 


We look forward to seeing You at the headquarters of our Museum located at 1 Władysława Bartoszewskiego Square in Gdańsk, until December 31, 2021:


• From Monday until Friday between 8:30 - 16:00
• at our email address:
• or you can call us at tel.: +48 58 323 75 43