Sightseeing for people with disabilities

Our building is accessible to visitors with disabilities.

For people with limited freedom of movement, there is a ramp leading directly to the entrance, as well as elevators that allow you to move between the levels. The passageways at all exhibitions are wide, allowing for trouble-free movement in a wheelchair.

Declaration of digital accessibility

The Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk undertakes to ensure the accessibility of its website in accordance with the Act of April 4th, 2019 on the digital accessibility of websites and mobile applications belonging to public entities and institutions.

Date of website publication: 01.01.2009

Date of the last significant update: 03.12.2021


Status in terms of compliance with the law:

The website of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk is partially compliant with the above-mentioned Act on digital accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public institutions and entities due to the non-compliances listed below.


Unavailable content:

The website lacks alternative descriptions and titles for some photographs and graphics, there are no audio descriptions or text alternatives for some videos, and in addition some of the published forms lack description labels.


Update to the declaration of accessibility made on 08.12.2021 to the website of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk:

  • Addition of a site map.
  • Graphics with informative functions (permanently embedded graphics on site pages), in addition to news graphics, now include descriptive alt attributes.
  • The semantic page layouts work correctly. The layouts of the page headers meet the accessibility criteria. Bookmarks are properly placed and labeled. Recurring navigational elements are appropriately described. Breadcrumbs have been adapted to accessibility requirements.
  • The site now meets the accessibility contrast requirements.
  • The drop-down menu items can be accessed using a keyboard.
  • Ability to bypass blocks -  while browsing a page with a keyboard, easy access from the start to the main menu, the main parts and blocks of the page and to a search engine.
  • On website auto-scrolling sliders, the pause mechanism and the start of the auto-scroll are now working.
  • Links on the website are properly described using hidden descriptions (class sr-only), so that people using screen readers are informed where they link to.
  • Visible focus - elements focused on during keyboard navigation (Tab key) are clearly visible on both dark (eg footers) and light backgrounds.


Feedback and Contact Details:

Contact person: Patrycja Suszko


Phone: +48 58 766 83 86


Everyone has the right:


  • to make a request to ensure digital accessibility of a website, mobile application or any elements thereon.
  • to also request information be made available using alternative means of access, for example access to any digitally unavailable documents, describing contents of videos without audio descriptions, etc.

Any request should include:


  • the data of the person submitting the request.
  • an indication of which website or mobile application is being referred to and the method of contact with it.
  • Specification by the person reporting or requesting a need to receive information by alternative methods of access, of the most convenient way for this information to be presented or accessed.


The public entity or institution should fulfill the request immediately, not later than within 7 days from the date of the request. If it is not possible to meet this deadline, the public entity shall immediately inform the person making the request of when it will be possible to fulfill the request. The deadline may not be longer than 2 months from the date of submitting the request. If digital accessibility is not possible, the public institution or entity should propose an alternative way of accessing the information.

In the event that the public institution or entity refuses to comply with a request to ensure the availability or an alternative method of access to information, the person submitting the request may submit a complaint regarding the provision of digital accessibility of the website, mobile application or website element or mobile application. After exhausting the above-mentioned procedures, an application to the Ombudsman can also be submitted.



Architectural accessibility declaration

For people with reduced freedom of movement, a ramp is available for use leading directly to the entrance, as well as elevators that allow movement between levels of the buildings. Communication routes at all exhibitions are wide, allowing for trouble-free wheelchair access.

For people with visual impairments, tactile paths are in place at all levels of the buildings. Typhlographic plans are available for borrowing at the Information Point. Typhlographic plans have also been placed in generally accessible areas to help blind and partially sighted people orient themselves in the building spaces.

Access to all museum spaces is available to visitors with assistance dogs. Information about wheelchair access is available at the information desk. In addition, guides are ready to provide sign language translations as well as audio descriptions.