Gdansk Amber Museum
Located in front of the entrance to Brama Zielona (Green Gate) just before you enter Długi Targ is the Amber museum. The Baltic sea is famous all over the world for it’s amber and what better way to prepare yourself for the dozens of amber shops and merchants you will find when you enter the Old Town than to visit this museum to learn a little more about how amber is formed and how it can be crafted into some unbelievable works of art and jewellery.
Unfortunately, many of the exhibits do not have English translations but the exhibits speak for themselves.
The building itself is interesting in it’s own right and was once a military fortification complete with it’s own torture chamber and torture instruments which are available to view for the inquisitive sadist.
A few tips worth remembering if you decide to visit is that there is no lift so you have to walk up to all of the floors. Also, be aware of the view from the top floor overlooking Długi Targ. It offers one of the best views of the Old Town but you have to find the right window to look through ! Finally, the museum isn’t very large so you can allow an hour for the duration of your visit.