Numerous well-stocked museums exhibiting the gems of the Pomeranian cultural heritage.

The European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk

The ESC is a cultural institution that was established in 2007 by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, the City of Gdańsk, the Local Government of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, NSZZ Solidarność and the Solidarity Centre Foundation.

The usable area of the new ESC building, which is under construction, amounts to nearly 26 thousand square metres. Apart from the permanent exhibition, there have also been planned space for temporary exhibitions, a library and a reading room, a mediatheque, a research and science centre, an education and training centre and creative workshop laboratories for the young.


At the heart of the facility - being constructed nearby the Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers of 1970 and the historical Gate No. 2 of the Gdańsk Shipyard and the Sala BHP (the BHP Hall) where, on 31 August 1980, the members of the Inter-Factory Strike Committee signed the agreement with the PRL (People's Republic of Poland) Government - there will be a permanent exhibition dedicated to the Solidarity phenomenon and the changes it provoked in East-Central Europe.