Discover the past in the Blue Lion granary in Gdańsk

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Region:
Pomorskie
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Kids

History should be presented in an interesting way. That’s exactly how it’s done in the archeological discovery centre Blue Lion in the Old Town in Gdańsk. Take your family for a travel in time!

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A major part of the Old Town in Gdańsk was destroyed during the second world war. The only completely preserved granary is known as the Blue Lamb. In 2009 the Archaeological museum in Gdańsk opened its ‘children department’ here and changed the name of the place to the Blue Lion (because the coat of arms of Gdańsk contains two lions).

Step into a completely different environment. Here you will find four exciting exhibitions presenting the history of the city. On the first floor you can choose between ‘The city under the city’ and ‘The medieval street in a Hanseatic city’. On the second floor you’ll find ‘Gdańsk in the Hanseatic world’ and ‘The granary island in Gdańsk’ (take a look at buried out times from old times and learn more about the surroundings of the granary).

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You can also take a walk down a medieval street in Gdańsk and meet people from the 15th century – merchants, laundresses, hoopers, pilgrims, beggars, armorers, chemists, barbers, shoemakers, amber masters and innkeepers. Stop from time to time when walking down the street and feel the smell of different items and listen to the sound of the lively Hanseatic city. Try to find something unusual in a sandpit! Do you need some more information? Take a seat in front of a screen and start searching!

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The Blue Lion is open every day except for Mondays and bank holidays.

How do you get to the city of Gdańsk? It's as easy as pie: take the plane to Gdańsk and rent a car at the airport. You can, of course, take your own car and travel with the ferry to the continent. Book accommodation directly in the heart of the city. Don't forget to take care of your travel insurance!

Region: Pomorze.

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