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European Solidarity Centre

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.
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Great and easy to follow museum

While ECS is much more than a museum, I’ll focus my review on the exhibition part. It’s a must... read more

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A definite visit

My husband and myself are old enough to remember Lech Walesa and the Strikes but never full... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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We believe that the experience of the Polish road to freedom gives us civic energy even today and that the heritage of Solidarnosc (Solidarity) is still a source of invigorating ideas for Europe
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pl. Solidarnosci 1, Gdansk 80-863, Poland
+48 58 772 41 12
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

While ECS is much more than a museum, I’ll focus my review on the exhibition part. It’s a must visit (specially for a rainy day), with very pleasing installations that will make you understand a bit more about the solidarity movement and Poland’s recent past....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and myself are old enough to remember Lech Walesa and the Strikes but never full understood what life was like for people at that time. The exhibition is housed in a building constructed from steel panels which are a link to the shipbuilding...More

Thank Wander9736
Reviewed 4 days ago

I think I first heard of Gdansk when I first heard of Solidarnosc, back when the union was born. Following its work from afar was so inspiring and the museum brought it all back. And added so much more than I ever knew to the...More

Thank janetpackard
Reviewed 6 days ago

I thought this would be quite dry, but no, it was highly interesting with a super balance between videos, pictures, narrative and interactive elements. It takes around 2.5 hours - which is about right - and the audio unit was perfectly paced.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very interesting visit. Located in a contemporary building that resembles a ship, it is an architectural jam. The exhibit tells the story of how communism was ended in Poland representing the Polish narrative. Although I am not an expert on the subject...More

Thank Sharon N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in here on a tour we was doing. Funny looking building but when you get closer it looked good! The rusty panels look smart and I guess it looks like a ship when you are told what it’s meant to be. The model...More

Thank oli563
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had some minimal knowledge of the Solidarity activities prior to visiting this museum. The Solidarity Museum did an excellent job connecting the dots, highlighting the major events, and providing excellent content in a variety of formats. Very well done.

Thank Pat O
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good exhibition of the Solidarity movement and Lech Walesa. It is located on land that used to be part of the shipyard where some of the movement's actions took place. It was apparently a location for school field trips as it was full...More

Thank Timothy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very modern building, as longest I am related with Shipyard for me was great to see exposition. Modern presenting and understandable, famous event comes outside country and main organizer became famous world leader.

Thank Donatas V
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly a must visit. So much to learn and to see. The building itself is a marvel and very interesting.

Thank Anne C
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October 5, 2018|
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Response from dishyrules | Reviewed this property |
It's a 15 minute walk at most. Careful you don't miss the ESC... It looks a bit rundown from the outside. Well worth going in tho.
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Response from Viaje3000 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets there. It was not very crowded when I went contrary to other museums.