Museum of Stutthof

Museum of Stutthof

ul. Muzealna 6, Sztutowo, Poland
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Museum of Stutthof

Museum Stutthof is located in the former German Stutthof concentration camp. The museum preserves, researches and displays archival records and historical artefacts. Exhibitions and videos offer visitors a haunting insight into the lives of the 110.000 people that were imprisoned here during the Second World War.

The Stutthof Museum in Sztutowo was founded in 1962. The main goal of the museum is to collect, preserve, research and display the primary source documents about the camp. Many historical records concerning the Stutthof camp were lost during the destruction of the facilities from January 1945 onward. Numerous documents were burned, the rest was packed and transported alongside the evacuating inmates. The SS however abandoned the documents in a roadside ditch in the Lauenburg area (today Lębork). When the Soviet Army crossed the same area, the documents were recovered and sent to the Governing Board of the Polish Red Cross in Warsaw. Currently, the museum archives hold 69.000 archival units (125 linear meters).

The Museum is established in some of the buildings of the camp. The former German headquarters for instance is now a cinema. There are also permanent exhibits with videos and artefacts: objects of camp life, illegally crafted objects, illegal artwork created by the inmates (drawings, pictures, portraits, decorative caskets, rings, signets, crosses) and post-war works of art, dedicated to the memory of the victims of Stutthof. Thus the museum strives to protect and investigate the heritage of the camp, and to make its visitors aware of the brutal and inhumane effects of war.

Tourist information

The last entry to the museum is allowed 30 minutes before closing time.

Information presented by permanent exhibitions is completed with documentary films concerning the time of Nazi-occupation.

The following films are shown (sets 20-30 min in duration):
"Ambulance" - 16 min
"Konzentrationslager Stutthof bei Danzig" - 30 min.
"Albert Forster" - 25 min.
"Stutthof some days later" - 19 min.

The cinema is situated in the former headquarters. In the summer shows are held every half an hour from 8:00-17:00. After the season by request from visitor groups (minimum 15 persons). Admission fee: 3 PLN/ person.

Reservation of a guide in advance is obligatory. There is a link to a special ordering form below. This order must include: name, address and phone number, number of visitors, time of arrival and information about chosen language. Orders of schools, universities, tourist offices, institutions et cetera, placing by phone call must be confirmed by fax +48 55 247 83 58. No confirmation means no guide provided. Individual groups may send this form by e-mail boz@stutthof.org. 

The price for guided tour is 140 PLN/ group in English, German or Russian.
In case of more than 30 min arrival delay without prior notice, Stutthof Museum is not obliged to secure a tour guide for this group. When the notified group doesn't arrive, purchaser may be charged to cover the expense of a guide reservation.

Charge only for guided tours. Guides in English or German language available only by request in advance. Sightseeing of the camp area and the expositions of the museum takes up to 2 hours.

Visiting the museum is not recommended for children under age of 13.

For more information and the opening hours please visit: http://stutthof.org/english

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Museum of Stutthof

The Stutthof Museum in Sztutowo was founded in 1962. The main goal of the museum is to collect, preserve, research and display the primary source documents...

ul. Muzealna 6, Sztutowo, Poland +48 55 247 83 53 http://stutthof.org/english

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