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Museum of Polish Post (Muzeum Poczty Polskiej) description and photos - Poland: Gdansk. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Muzeum Poczty Polskiej.
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Polish Post Museum - a post office museum in Gdansk, dedicated to the former Polish post offices, now a branch of the Historical Museum of Gdansk.
In September 1979, a branch was opened in Gdansk Museum of Polish Post in Wroclaw, which existed since 1956 and was the only such museum in the country. It was decided to place the branch in the building of the post office in Gdansk, where on the day of the opening of the museum a memorable epitaph appeared to the defenders of the Polish post office by architects Maria and Siegfried Korpalski.
In January 2003, the post office became part of the Historical Museum of the city of Gdansk. The new management of the museum asked the residents of the city to send to the museum any relics, photographs and documents related to the post offices of the country, preserved in private hands.
The exposition of the museum tells about the history of the post office, about the materials used earlier and the methods of delivery of letters. In one room you can see a copy of the letter dated January 5, 1925, which informs about the transfer of the German hospital to the needs of the city post. It also contains seals, medals, postmarks and old postage stamps. Interesting examples of mailboxes, a model of a horse-drawn mail carriage and an ambulance have been preserved. In another room, there is a story about the German attack on the post office on September 1, 1939. The course of hostilities was filmed by German correspondents, so visitors can see a lot of documentary evidence of the events that happened. Here are photographs of the postal workers who were killed then, as well as the work uniform of that time.
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