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Polish Post Office Museum

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Address: Pl. Obroncow Poczty Polskiej 1/2, Gdansk 80-839, Poland
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good to visit and learn the story

This is a must to learn about the beginning of WW 2 and how everything started in the first few days of fighting. The wall in the back is very solemn to look at and think about... read more

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Shoreline, Washington
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Shoreline, Washington
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must to learn about the beginning of WW 2 and how everything started in the first few days of fighting. The wall in the back is very solemn to look at and think about these people and how they were murdered.

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Battambang Province, Cambodia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely for me the starting place to take in Gdansk. Small museum, should take no more than an hour, but an important place in this town.

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cullercots
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had heard the history of this place then actually went in and viewed the evidence. All for doing your job. So sad.

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North Shields
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only does the museum chart the defence of the Post Office at the commencement of WW2 , but also the history of Gdansk . The audio guide is very informative and the visit will last no more than 2 hours. It's walking distance from the Old Town and Quayside.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very important part of Gdansk history, so do not miss it! It will give you so much information about the history of this city, and its Polish community during an interwar period. There is a fantastic audio guide that is the best part of it as it is very elaborate. Highly recommended!

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Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Yes, I know what you're thinking "Why, of all the places in Gdansk I could go, would I visit a post office museum?" The answer is that, for Poles, the post office wasn't just a place where postal workers sorted mail, it was a source of nationhood. During the period after the Great War when Gdansk/Danzig was a "free city",... More 

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Sadly I was going to be unable to get up to westerplatte, due to time restraints, so the tourist information guy suggested coming here. I was really pleased he did , as wasn't in the lonely planet. Think it was 10zl to get in. I within 40 mins, but was worth it. I learned about the history to Danzig pre... More 

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

This museum tells the story of the Poles who defended their post office from the Nazi invaders in the second world war but also the wider story of the Poles living in the Free city of Danzig up to 1939 when discrimination against them was occurring. The staff were very friendly and gave me a free audio set for the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Having read The Tin Drum this was one of my main reasons for visiting Gdańsk. Everything you need to know about the defence of the Polish Post Office, and the opening shots of the war in Europe. Some very moving stories and exhibits. Housed in a beautiful building, which still houses a working post office.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

I read the tin drum a few years and that is where I first heard about what happened here, it is a very sad period and reminded me of the events in Dublin 1916 at the GPO. It was only a couple of pounds to visit and the staff were extremely friendly. the toilets are are spotless and there is... More 

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