• The "Motława" ferry does not operate due to the river embankment renovation until further notice

CRANE

One of the most characteristic monuments of Gdańsk, the largest and oldest building of its kind in Europe. It owes its original form, dating back to the mid-15th century, to its dual function as the city gate and port crane. The exhibition inside takes visitors back to the port city of Gdańsk in the times of the ‘golden age’, i.e. the 17th century heyday of Polish shipping and maritime trade. Inside the towers of the Crane, visitors can learn, among other things, about the secrets of navigation when entering the port by ship, the types of goods imported to Gdańsk, transaction procedures in the mooring fee chamber, ancient shipbuilding techniques and the entertainment of the port city in the historic tavern. The multimedia character and immersive set design of the exhibition allow you to experience history with all your senses. The culmination of the tour is the mighty crane mechanism, built with 6-metre treadwheels

Opening hours

Monday – Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday 10:00-18:00
Wednesday 13:00-18:00
(valid until 1.09.2024)

For the Crane the last tickets are sold 60 minutes before closing.

Opening hours in other time periods (2024)
Museum closures (2024)

Museum pass

Granaries (permanent and current exhibitions), museum ship “Sołdek”, Crane, Maritime Culture Centre (except the interactive room)
Regular – 75 PLN
Discount – 56 PLN

Granaries (permanent and current exhibitions), museum ship “Sołdek”, Crane, Maritime Culture Centre (including the interactive room)
Regular – 94 PLN
Discount – 70 PLN

Crane, Maritime Culture Centre (except the interactive room)
Regular – 36 PLN
Discount – 27 PLN

Family museum pass (2 adults + 3 children): Granaries (permanent and current exhibitions), museum ship “Sołdek”, Crane, Maritime Culture Centre (including the interactive room) – 280 PLN

Family museum pass (2 adults + 3 children): Crane, Maritime Culture Centre (including the interactive room) – 110 PLN

List of discounted and free entries

Tickets

Regular – 23 PLN
Discount – 17 PLN
Family ticket (2 adults + 3 children) – 68 PLN

Group supervisor or guide (1 person per 10 participants) – 1 PLN

Wednesday – free entrance

Ferry “Motława”
One way ticket – 7 PLN

List of discounted and free entries

Practical information

Address:
Żuraw
ul. Szeroka 67/68
80-835 Gdańsk

Phone:
+48 58 301 69 38, +48 58 329 87 60

Getting to the Crane

  • You can get there using buses and trams going to the Brama Wyżynna station – see ZTM website, more detailed route on Google Maps (850 m, 10 minutes)
  • If you chose SKM train: leave at the Gdańsk Główny station, from there head to the Crane and the Maritime Culture Centre – more detailed route on Google Maps (1200 m, 15 minutes)
  • If you travel by car: from the intersection of the streets: Targ Drzewny, Wały Jagiellońskie and Hucisko – drive the Targ Drzewny street, then the Szeroka street up till the end – more detailed route on Google Maps

Parking spaces

  • No free parking space for cars and coaches. At the Museum only paid parking places

About the tour

  • Exhibitions on 3 floors
  • Average tour duration: 1 hour
  • The maximum number of persons allowed in the Crane – 50
  • Limit for group entries in the Crane – 25 people per group

Information for persons with disabilities

  • Building is not adapted for persons with reduced mobility, visually impaired or blind

Taking pictures of the exhibitions

  • Only taking pictures and amateur videos (without flash and tripod) for personal use is permitted. Professional photography and filming require the permission of the Director of the Museum

Foreign languages at the exhibitions

  • Captions in Polish

Additional information

  • Free lockers
  • Toilet

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