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Maritime Culture Centre just opened

02.05.2012 |

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Maritime Culture Centre just opened

You are invited to the newest branch of Polish Maritime Museum from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10:00 and 18:00. Maritime Culture Centre offers three exhibitions.

"People-Ships-Ports" will surely stir highest interest among children because it is the only exhibition in Poland which shows maritime issues in an interactive and multimedia way; it starts with shipbuilding, then through maritime technology and life on seas, ends with underwater archaeology. On nearly 400 m2 exhibition area there are a few dozen of interactive positions where children (and adults just as well) will have a unique opportunity to learn how a water whirlpool and tsunami waves are born. The visitors may also see the north sky constellations, take control of floating models, and go for a virtual trip to the bottom of the ocean in a bathyscaph.

"Working Boats" ("Boats of Peoples of the World") is also an interesting exhibition: it gives us knowledge concerning history and development of boatbuilding, exemplified by original boats and rafts from almost all remote corners of the Earth, like Norway, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Tanzania, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, or Samoa. The boats are accompanied by artefacts originating from various cultures of the world: fishing utilities, cooking utensils, musical instruments, models, sculptures and paintings.

A temporary exhibition "Submerge and Discover the Secrets of the Baltic Wrecks", illustrates the history and results of the greatest achievements of the underwater archaeological works carried out by the Polish Maritime Museum. It shows a wreck of a Swedish warship "Solen" and a mediaeval merchant ship with its original cargo, called the "Copper Ship".

Maritime Culture Centre (Ośrodek Kultury Morskiej) is located on Motława river, next to the Crane (Żuraw).