→ National Maritime Museum kindly informs that the Granaries on Ołowianka Island and the museum ship "Sołdek" will be closed on December 3rd, 2021
→ The Crane remains closed to visitors due to renovations
→ Museum ship "Dar Pomorza" is closed from 2.11.2021 due to the winter season
→ Restrictions and limitations inside the branches of the National Maritime Museum in Gdańsk - read


The 19th-century industrial structure of the former factory in Tczew holds the Polish largest museum dedicated to the history of Vistula River. The exhibition narrative refers to the history of the Polish State and its greatest river. The presented archaeological treasures document the former settlements and the Vistula River navigation, whereas the traditional tools, boats, ship models and miniature models with multimedia stations allow to learn the arcana of boatbuilding, river-borne trade and the construction of ports and shipyards. The exhibition refers to the oldest history of the Vistula River, its golden age as the main route of floating goods down the river and navigation, the partitions of Poland as well as the development and changes during the Industrial Revolution. It also refers to the history of military operations conducted on the Vistula River, its role in the reconstruction of Poland after two world wars and its importance for the Polish economy, navigation and water tourism.

Opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday 10:00-16:00
(valid until 31.12.2021)

In the Vistula River Museum the last tickets are sold 30 minutes before closing.

Opening hours in other time periods
Museum closures (2021)

Museum pass

Vistula River Museum and Shipwreck Conservation Centre
Regular – 8 PLN
Discount – 5 PLN

Family museum pass: Vistula River Museum and Shipwreck Conservation Centre (2 adults + 3 children) – 20 PLN


Regular – 6 PLN
Discount – 4 PLN

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

Saturday – free entrance for the permanent exhibition. That day the ticket price for current exhibition: regular – 2 PLN, discount – 1 PLN

Guided tour

Booking in advance: edukacja.ckws@nmm.pl
Polish language (15 or less people) – 20 PLN
English language (15 or less people) – 30 PLN

Vistula River Museum and Shipwreck Conservation Centre
Polish language (15 or less people) – 29 PLN

Practical information

Muzeum Wisły
ul. 30 Stycznia 4
83-110 Tczew

+48 58 761 75 21

Bogusław Sobkowicz – Head of Administration
e-mail: b.sobkowicz@nmm.pl

Getting to the Vistula Museum

  • If you travel from the PKP or PKS station – take public transportation buses to the Pl. Piłsudski street – see Gryf Tczew website, more detailed route on Google Maps (120 m, 2 minutes)
  • You can also go on foot from there – more detailed route on Google Maps (1700 m, 21 minutes)
  • If you travel by car: from the intersection of the national road No. 91 (Aleja Solidarności) with the Wojska Polskiego street – along the Wojska Polskiego street to the roundabout by the City Hall, at the roundabout take the first turn into 30 Stycznia Street, then turn left into Ignacego Paderewskiego Street. Park at the Shipwreck Conservation Centre. The Vistula River Museum is located within 100 metres walk through the inner courtyard – more detailed route on Google Maps. For persons with disabilities please park inside the inner courtyard, next to the Vistula Museum.

Parking spaces

  • 10 parking spaces for bicycles
  • Parking next to Vistula Museum is available only for people with disabilities; please park your car next to Shipwreck Conservation Centre
  • Free parking for passanger cars: parking on the Wąska street – more detailed route on Google Maps (450 m, 6 minutes), parking on the Łazienna street – more detailed route on Google Maps (550 m, 7 minutes), Bulwar Wiślany street – more detailed route on Google Maps (1100 m, 15 minutes)
  • Toll parking for passanger cars: parking on the Obrońców Westerplatte street – more detailed route on Google Maps (350 m, 4 minutes)
  • Free parking space for coaches: Bulwar Wiślany street – more detailed route on Google Maps (1100 m, 15 minutes). Coaches may stop next to the Shipwreck Conservation Centre only to allow passengers to alight. The distance to the Vistula Museum – 120 m

About the tour

  • Exhibitions on 3 floors
  • Average tour duration: 1 hour
  • The maximum number of persons allowed in the Vistula River Museum – 23
  • All visitors must cover their mouth and nose using a mask

Information for people with disabilities

  • Exhibitions accessible for wheelchair users
  • Wheelchair access from the inner courtyard
  • A lift adapted for persons with reduced mobility and visually impaired
  • Toilets for wheelchair users (ground floor)

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

  • Gift and book shop
  • Free lockers
  • Toilets on the ground floor

Permanent exhibition