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Museum on Water

The idea of establishing a water link between the modern Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk and the historic battlefield at Westerplatte,  both a symbol of the beginning of one of the most tragic conflicts in the history of mankind and of heroic defence, originated in April 2017, when two state cultural institutions were merged: The Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk and the Museum of Westerplatte and the War of 1939.

The cruise to Westerplatte, a landmark telling the history of the beginning of the Second World War in Poland and of the tragic autumn of 1939, has been  designed as a prelude to a wider, more universal and fully comprehensive story of international scope in the Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk.

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Cruise 1 

Waterfront near Wapienniczy Bridge – Westerplatte – Waterfront near Wapienniczy Bridge
Depart from Gdańsk 10:20 - Return to Gdańsk 14:10 
- round trip on a ship with a Polish-English guide
- tour of Westerplatte with a Polish-English guide
Tickets 40 zł | ticket price both ways

Cruise 2 

Waterfront near Wapienniczy Bridge – Westerplatte – Waterfront near Wapienniczy Bridge
Depart from Gdańsk 12:20 - Return to Gdańsk 16:10 
- a round trip on a ship with a Polish-English guide
- tour of Westerplatte with a Polish-English guide
Tickets 40 zł | ticket price both ways

Cruise 3 

Waterfront near Wapienniczy Bridge – Westerplatte – Waterfront near Wapienniczy Bridge
Depart from Gdańsk 14:20 - Return to Gdańsk 18:10 
- a round trip on a ship with a Polish-English guide
- tour of Westerplatte with a Polish-English guide
Tickets 40 zł | ticket price both ways

Cruise 4

Waterfront near Wapienniczy Bridge – Westerplatte

Depart from Gdańsk 16:20 
- cruise on a ship with a Polish-English guide
Tickets 20 PLN |  one-way ticket price

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON Cruise 4
- purchasing a return ticket subject to availability of seats on board 
(departure from Westerplatte at 17:30),
- return ticket to be purchased only on board the ship 5 minutes before the indicated cruise time - price 20 zł.

Dates of cruises  

13 July to 29 September 2019

From Tuesday to Sunday (also on all public holidays and on Monday 2 September) 

Buy tickets

  • at https://bilety.muzeum1939.pl/ (tickets to be purchased online 24 hours in advance of the scheduled cruise)
  • at the ticket offices of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk 
  • on board the vessel with the assistant (5 minutes before each cruise)

MUSEUM OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN GDAŃSK
W. Bartoszewskiego 1, 80-862 Gdańsk 
tel. +48 58 760 09 60 
info@muzeum1939.pl

IMPORTANT NOTE 

  • The Organiser reserves the right to cancel a cruise in the event of force majeure, including adverse weather conditions.
  • By accepting or using the ticket, you acknowledge, accept and agree to all of its terms and conditions outlined in the "Museum on Water" cruise regulations, available at www.muzeum1939.pl

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Today, the implementation of this idea aimed at creating a comprehensive and coherent story of WWII, with Westerplatte as key part of the narrative, has become possible owing to the support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in  2019, a special year marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. 

Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk, whose statutory activity includes, among others, "protection, maintenance and revitalization of the complex of military architecture on the grounds of Westerplatte [...]",is committed to promoting the understanding of the importance of the Polish Military Transit Depot, supporting education commemorating the merits and high morale of Polish soldiers defending the sovereignty of their homeland in September 1939, and, finally,   building  an open-air Westerplatte Museum, with education and exhibition spaces that would restore the historic Westerplatte battlefield  to its due status of a powerful symbol.

Within the framework of the "Museum on Water" project, we wish to invite Museum guests on an educational cruise to Westerplatte, where they will meet a qualified guide who will talk about the turbulent years of World War II and who will take them on a tour of Westerplatte, where they will be able to hear the compelling story of the tragic events of the first days of September 1939. On board the ship the guests  will also learn many interesting facts behind selected artefacts obtained during archaeological research conducted by the Museum of Westerplatte and War of 1939 branch of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk, the first post-war wide-scale archaeological research in the history of Westerplatte. We will also invite the guests to look for dozens of Westerplatte trivia hidden in different parts of the ship to try to learn more about Westerplatte battlefield, the distinctive landmark of worldwide significance.