The Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk (main exhibition, temporary exhibitions, library) will be closed for guests until 31 January 2021.
The decision to temporarily close the establishment has been made in response to thom 3 November to 18 January 2021 call of the state authorities.
A hand-made shopping bag used by Jadwiga Makarska’s mom to carry sugar and grocery from the store. Difficulties in obtaining many commodities were an everyday occurrence for the deportees, as she recalls in her memoirs.
On 21 December this year, results of the competition for drawing up an urban and architectural concept of the Military Cemetery of the Polish Soldiers at Westerplatte were presented at the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk. A victorious work was made by NM architects Tomasz Marciniewicz, Zuzanna Szpocińska, Jerzy Grochulski (team of authors comprising: Tomasz Marciniewicz, Zuzanna Szpocińska, Jerzy Grochulski, Karolina Kayzer).
With the approaching Christmas season I would like to wish you many meaningful and joyful moments, inner peace and perseverance, joy and the Lord’s blessing on each day of the coming Year.
Karol Nawrocki, PhD
Director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk
On December 14th, 2020, the first gathering of the Competition Jury began to select the best urban-architectural concept for the Polish Army Cemetery at Westerplatte.This gathering is chaired by dr. hab. inż. arch. Boleslaw Stelmach Ph.
Order of Director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk (Order 57/2020) of 9 December 2020 on appointing a Honorary Committee for holding a competition for preparing an urban and architectural concept of the Military Cementary of the Polish Army at Westerplatte.
Jan Bianga – an excellent sportsman, one of the best boxers in the history of the Gdańsk sport scene – is the protagonist of another edition of our campaign “Entering History”. This time we present boxing gloves that belonged to the boxer and boxing coach of the legendary club Gedania. Most significantly, the next “Rocky Boxing Night” gala will be named after Jan Bianga.
EXHIBITION „THE AIRMEN” FROM 6 DECEMBER IN THE SQUARE IN FRONT OF THE MUSEUM OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR The exhibition will showcase in an innovative and artistic manner the photography project "The Airmen" by the photographer Michał Solarski.
We are excited to announce that Digital Westerplatte project, designed by Chronospace IT company for the Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk, has received a distinction in the "Startup - The Best Technological Solution" category in the "Innovation Eagle" contest by Rzeczpospolita daily.
According to the agreement concluded between the Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk and the Governor of Pomerania, the museum has provided four rooms for free use, located in the museum's hotel annex, to meet the needs of medical staff working in the area of the Pomeranian Voivodeship.
The exhibition “Poles in the Free City of Gdańsk” presents the fates of the Polish minority, which has served Poland since the beginning of WMG’s [Free City of Gdańsk] existence through its active involvement to preserve its national identity against the German majority. The exhibition presents various manifestations of everyday life of the Polish population in the WMG until the outbreak of World War II.
Three films produced by the Museum of the Second World War have been awarded by the international and national jury of the 15th edition of the FilmAT Festival. Our productions were recognized as the best ones in the “documentaries & TV reports” and “tourism communication” categories.
Museum of the Second World War Youth Council is a body that will fulfil a consultancy function for our institution. One of the goals of the project is to disseminate knowledge of history among youths and to promote participation in culture and public life.
In connection with the inclusion of Gdańsk in the so-called COVID-19 red zone and numerous questions concerning the opening of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk from 16 October this year, we inform that our facility will be open to visitors.
On 2 October 2020, the Undersecretary of Culture and National Heritage Jarosław Sellin appointed
Dr. Karol Nawrocki as the director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk for another term of office (2020-2027).
A dedicated WBMF website and a mobile devices app have been merged to provide an exciting user experience. Extensive educational content is accessed by means of VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) technologies.
On August 25, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. in Jan Olszewski’s Conference Hall a presentation of architectural project outlines to construct Westerplatte and the War of 1939 Museum will be held.This is to meet the expectations of the public who deserve to be better informed regarding the planned Westerplatte museum construction project.
From 15 July 2020 the exhibition “The Image of Treblinka in the Eyes of Samuel Willenberg” will be available to visitors of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk. The exhibition will feature sculptures showing the tragic fate suffered by the prisoners of the German extermination camp in Treblinka. Free admission.
We were telling the truth all over the world about the fighting and the suffering, but also about the year 1945 and its significance in the history of Poland. We told thousands of listeners from six continents characterised by diversified cultural sensitivity and level of knowledge of history about the heroism of our compatriots, their sacrifice in the fight for the independence of Poland, but also that 8 May 1945 had not been a liberation day. For millions of representatives of Central and Eastern Europe, the end of the Second World War meant the beginning of the red enslavement and the necessity to carry on the fight for the lost independence.
Conference devoted to the reopening of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk has ended. Its date was not accidental. Today marks the 119th anniversary of the birth of Cavalry Captain Witold Pilecki, Polish WWII hero. The meeting with journalists allowed firstly to sum up the project #M2WSwirtualnie [English: #WW2Mvirtually], which had been carried out for the last two months, and secondly to present new rules for visitors.
Tomorrow (13 May 2020) at 10.00 a.m. Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk will re-open to the public. Information about new rules for our museum visitors will be posted on our website after the press conference which will start tomorrow at 9.30 a.m.