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Narodowe Muzeum Morskie w Gdańsku

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26.04.2012 |

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The exhibition takes an area of nearly 400 m2. It has been prepared in such a way that visitors successively learn maritime issues, in order to be able to put the acquired knowledge to practice at subsequent stalls.

The exposition consists of five parts: "The Sea – environment and technology" is the first one, where you can learn how a whirlpool and tsunami are born, how solar cells work, as well as see the northern sky constellations. The stall of the 2nd part ("Ship structure") allows the visitors to step into ship captain's shoes and command a vessel from the captain's bridge. Nearby there is a 7 m long sailing boat model and a water tank with remote-controlled models of floating vessels of various types.

By visiting the part "Working in a port" you learn the secret life of a port, get to know how a container terminal operates and what can be loaded into a container. Another attraction of this part of the exhibition is a multimedia stall presenting the lighthouses of the Polish coast.

The next part tells you about the daily life at sea. Children in particular will be able to get acquainted with the life of a sailor, and dress themselves as a seaman, a ship's captain or even a... pirate. And it is here that the visitors learn more about marine rescue operations, can put life jackets on and see in details a fully equipped lifeboat.

The 5th part of the exhibition shows underwater archaeology. There is an "underwater site" with a diving bell and basic equipment for carrying out archaeological survey. Young explorers are going to learn what the work of underwater archaeologist consists in and will be allowed to hunt for treasures hidden in sandy seabed. Another grand attraction is a virtual bathyscaphe trip to the bottom of the sea, and learning how the echo sounding equipment works.