Port of Gdansk Authority SA signed a cooperation agreement
with World War II Museum in Gdansk
The signing ceremony took place in Museum headquarters on september 30th 2019. In the presence of Jaroslaw Sellin, Secretary of State at Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, parties were represented by dr Karol Nawrocki, Director of World War II Museum in Gdansk and Lukasz Greinke, President of the Board of Port of Gdansk Authority SA.
Under the Agreement, both parties committed themselves to the Promotion of construction of Central Port and Westerplatte and 1939 War Museum - branch of the World War II Museum in Gdansk.
President of the Board of Port of Gdansk Authority highlighted the opportunities that come with the close proximity of both developments:
"At the first meeting, when we looked at the maps, we noticed that while these projects do not overlap each other, they can actually greatly complement each other - we instantly understood that this is the way to go. This infrastructure that we are developing for passenger traffic, should be used to promote the Museum and it's branch, that will be built on Westerplatte while being a natural attraction for the arriving passengers"
Port Authority and the Museum will together organize a variety of lectures, exhibitions and study visits for the purpose of Promotion.
"This is of great importance for us historians and museum workers, but also for business and tourism. Business matters are important to Port of Gdansk, touristic ones are important to us, to the city itself and for entire Poland. According to Gdansk Tourism Organization, out of 3 100 000 tourists and visitors coming to Gdansk last year, their biggest number came to Brzezno Pier, but the second place belonged to Westerplatte with 14,4% of tourists share. The fifth most popular spot belongs to our Museum with 10% of the overall tourist number. This shows that with this cooperation - synergy within these three aspects - memorial, museum and touristic one, within next few years, we have a good chance to create number one tourist attraction in Gdansk, and maybe even in entire Poland" - dr Karol Nawrocki, Director of World War II Museum in Gdansk.