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The Prison Tower and the Amber Museum in Gdansk

Updated: May 18, 2020


The Prison Tower was built at the end of the 16th century, in addition to the fortification from the 14th century. It hosted the court, the torture chambers, and served as the city's prison. Today the building hosts the Amber Museum, with exhibitions about the origins of amber, its forms and the art made of Amber. As Gdansk Plays a significant role in the Amber industry, it became a kind of symbol of the City.

Besides the Amber exhibitions, there is also a small exhibition on tortures of the middle ages.



Amber Museum


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