Night of Museums 2018 at the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk

Night of Museums 2018 at the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk

The next edition of the European Night of Museums in Pomerania will take place on the night of 19-20 May 2018. We invite you to visit the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk and Westerplatte. For this day, we have prepared a special tour program for you.

In the main headquarters of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, for a symbolic zloty visitors are invited to view:

19:00 - 01:00 – unrestricted viewing of the Main Exhibition dedicated to various aspects of World War II

19:00 - 01:00 - unrestricted viewing of the Exhibitions for children "Journey through time. The story of a family (1939-1945)", for the whole family.

In the reconstruction of a class from the second half of the 1930s and three salons of a Warsaw apartment from 1939, 1943 and 1945, visitors can touch everything and get to know what the war was like based on a Polish family and their Jewish neighbours.

19:00 - 24:00 - visiting selected places on a daily basis available only for employees of the technical department,

19:00 - 24:00 - game (at the Main Exhibition) entitled "Polish Roads"

Participants of the game as soldiers of September 1939, depending on the choices made in specific situations, will be able to learn about the fates of Polish soldiers during World War II.

19.00 - 21.00 - viewing a Dodge car from the World War II period, in the colours of the II Corps, exhibited in front of the Museum building, and the possibility of putting on elements of a II Corps soldier's uniform.

Last entrance to the Museum at 24:00.

HOURS: 19:00 - 01:00


The Westerplatte Museum, Department of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk

This year, we would like to invite you to the Westerplatte Peninsula to a place that until now visitors could see only from behind a fence. Thanks to the hospitality of the Maritime Border Guard Department in Gdańsk, we have the unquestionable opportunity to view the historic building of the Military Power Station of the Transit Warehouse from close up.

Bearing in mind that the Night of Museums is a treat for collectors of impressions and extraordinary experiences, we want to reveal the mystery of the over 90-year-old building of the Power Plant.

Maybe it's the atmosphere of the place, the desire to see what is invisible to the eyes every day, or maybe human curiosity that pushes people to active participation in this special night.

Of course, there will be reconstructions of WP II RP, original military equipment and weapons, screening of an archival film and ... unforgettable impressions.

19:00 - 24:00 - workshops "Training in the field of cannon handling"

For children there are attractions in the form of training in the field of service of a century-old field cannon wz. 26 and anti-tank cannon Bofors wz. 36 produced in 1939, exactly as those used when defending Westerplatte. Everyone who successfully completes tasks related to cannon handling will receive a commemorative diploma of the Westerplatte Museum and the War of 1939.


HOURS: 19:00 - 01:00

ENTRY: free