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GDAŃSK - day trip to European Solidarity Center & Museum of 2WW

Hosted by the Consul of the Warsaw Explorers Group
Culture & Entertainment
Starts in 2 weeks 6 days
Sat 09 Dec 06:00 - 21:40

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Dear Explorers,
I would like to invite you to the day trip to Gdańsk and its newest museums, the European Solidarity Centre (opened in August Protected content the Museum of II World War (opened in March this year) on the 9th of December.

The European Solidarity Centre is a museum and a library devoted to the history of Solidarity, the Polish trade union and civil resistance movement, and other opposition movements of Communist Eastern Europe. It is the only museum in Poland honoured with The Council of Europe Museum Prize Protected content , which has been awarded annually for 40 years to museums that have made significant contributions to the understanding of Europe’s cultural heritage. According to the jury of the prize, the ESC is "a fascinating example of a cultural institution working to promote freedom and solidarity" and "the events it recounts and its programme make it a forum for contemporary Europe."
More information about the ESC and its permament exhibition you will find under the below link:
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"Built on land on ul. Wałowa donated to the museum by the city of Gdansk, the Museum of II World War finds itself facing out onto the Motlawa river, hemmed in by the Radunia Canal and yards from the symbolic Polish Post Office building on Pl. Obrońców Poczty Polskiej. The museum grounds cover almost 2.5 acres, while the building covers 26,000 square meters. The building is divided into 3 spheres, which reflect the connection between the past, present, and future: the past — the underground, the present — the square surrounding the building, the future — the leaning tower with the glass façade and ceiling reaching up to 40.5 meters. The architectural conception assumes that the entire evil of the war is hidden under the ground, and the ‘light’ of hope reaches within through a crack that runs along the square. It is the crack that forms the compositional axis of the entire concept of the placement of the main exhibition. It links the interior of the building with the world outside. In total there are over 2,000 exhibits on display spread over 3 narrative blocks: ‘The Road to War’, ‘The Horrors of War’, and ‘The War’s Long Shadow’. This is divided into 18 thematic sections, which is reflected in the layout of the exhibition rooms."
More information about the 2WW Museum and its permament exhibition you will find under the below links:
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As the organization is concerned:
The trip will be organized when at least 12 people attend.

THE TRIP:
+ We will go from Warsaw (the Central railway station) to Gdańsk by train at 6:20, the trip last 2:46, so we will arrive at 9:06 in Gdańsk Główny railway station.
+ In Gdańsk we will visit the European Solidarity Centre and the Museum of II World War.
+ Between the visits, we will have lunch together.
+ We will come back to Warsaw on the 18:54 train from Gdańsk Główny, the trip last 2:46, so we will arrive at 21:40 in Warsaw Central railway station.

THE COST:
The price includes:
+ train tickets 2nd class both ways: 79 PLN x 2 (when bought on 30% "early birds" promo -> as their regular price is Protected content x 2),
+ ticket to the ESC: 20 PLN (includes the fee for the audioguide).
+ ticket to the 2WW Museum: 23 PLN Protected content for the audioguide.

THE PREPAYMENT:
+ I will ask you for the prepayment to be made on my bank account by 7th of November the latest.
+ I will send my bank account number directly to those who will enroll to this event.
+ Return of the prepayment will not be possible after 7th of November (i.e. after buying the train & museum tickets) -> in case you are not able to attend the event please transfer or give away your spot to someone else.

THE TIMETABLE:
7th of November – please, make your prepayment by this date the latest.
9th of December – our trip starts at 6:20 a.m. :) Please, do not be later then 6:00 at the given spot of our gathering.

Hope to see you at the event!Protected content