The European Solidarity Centre tells the story of a steelworkers’ strike which set in motion a cultural movement that spread around Poland and ultimately led to the fall of communism.
This huge 5-story building contains a vast collection of information regarding Polish citizen’s stand against the Soviet-backed Polish government. The museum takes credit for creating an appealing history/social oriented educational experience, specifically the revolutionary wave of the 1970-1980s. First and foremost it is designed to be a symbol of the victory of the Solidarity movement. Its prominent layout and objective make it easy for visitors to follow. Separated to section A-G starting with the strike in 1980- peaceful Solidarity movement-lessons learned from 1970 strike-marshal law-free election-downfall of Socialism in 1989 and how Central/Eastern Europe emerged from the shadows into freedom.
You can easily spend the whole afternoon here browsing around different rooms and displays which are both very creative and super informative. There is also lots to read and watch.
They also have an audio guide that cleverly interacts with videos and exhibits.
It is an excellent choice for any wheelchair user to hang out while visiting Gdansk.