A Wheel and Away
A recreated war time street

Museum of the Second World War

Gdansk, Poland


Before travelling to Gdańsk, I read a review that said that the museum was worth a specific trip to the city for.  Naturally sceptical, upon visiting I can see why this would be said.

Housed in a striking angular red building, most of the museum is underground however. It takes the visitor through the growth of fascism following WWI and explains how Hitler’s policies were able to gain such a stronghold.  One can explore Poland’s role in the war, before it expands to look at the bigger picture and the ramifications of Nazi Germany’s actions.  Through a combination of original footage, photographs, artefacts and sombering displays, the museum presents a fascinating and thought provoking view of the most devastating conflict in human history.

The highly visual and impactful nature of the museum means it should appeal to all, young and old.  GPS audio guides, available. in five languages, also serve to enhance the experience.

General accessibility information

Two entrances, both providing good wheelchair access.  The main entrance provides access via lift to the lower floors while a side entrance affords direct access via a long ramp.

Inside, wheelchair access is excellent.  Hard flooring throughout, with plenty of space to manoeuvre, it should pose no problems.

Disabled parking is available – one free space on the shoulder of the car park access road and designated, paid for, spaces in the car park, from which access to the museum is by lift.

Wheelchairs are available to hire and staff are willing to help any visitor who needs extra assistance.

Assistance dogs are permitted in all areas.

Disabled visitors and their careers are entitled to discounted tickets.