Westerplatte exhibition


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On September 1st 2009 the Museum of the Second World War has re-opened the outdoor exhibition “Westerplatte – a spa – a bastion – a symbol, which is devoted to the place of the beginning of the greatest disaster of the 20th century – the Second World War. A place that became the symbol of a heroic struggle against an overwhelming adversary. However, in our museum you will discover another version of Westerplatte’s story. It dates back to the peninsula’s formation in the 17th century, ad it ends at the time of the fall of Polish communism in 1989.

The exhibition is divided into four parts, which tell us chronologically about the story of Westerplatte. The first one explains how the peninsula was created, and then shows the spa’s growth and golden age until the end of the First World War. The second segment focuses on the Polish Military Transit Depot. The fourth section is all about Westerplatte’s defense in 1939 and the fourth one recounts its meaning in the Communistic Poland between 1945 and 1989.

There are more than 200 map, enchantings photographs and documents found In nearly 30 institutions in both Polish and English.

There in also an educational path, which focuses on the peninsula’s architecture and topography and serves as a guide to the buildings of the Military Transit Depot, which was situated here in 1936-39. All this makes it an extremely interesting must-visit place.

Admission free.

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