01.08.2017 – GDYNIA – THE EMIGRATION MUSEUM

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AFTER HAVING EATEN A FAMILY BREAKFAST WE WENT TO GDYNIA TO SEE THE MUSEUM OF EMIGRATION.

THE SKM RAILWAY HAS A STOP MORE THAN 2 km FROM THE MUSEUM BUILDING. WE DID A GOOD WALK BECAUSE BREAKY – GENTLY SAYING – NOT BELONGED TO THE MOST DIETARY.
IT WAS ENOUGH FOR 25 min. TO REACH THE GOAL.

THE MUSEUM IS LOCATED IN THE HUGE HALL OF THE FORMER MARINE STATION. TICKETS FOR SENIORS COST PLN 6. THE PERMANENT EXHIBITION REQUIRES ABOUT 150 MINUTES OF ADVANCED SIGHTSEEING.

THERE’S A LOT OF READING AND WATCHING PHOTOS HERE. A LOTSA VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS. IT IS POSSIBLE TO FOLLOW THE EXACT STAGES OF THE 19th CENTURY EMIGRATION TO THE USA, ON THE BASIS OF THE HISTORY OF THE FAMILY FROM SUBCARPATHIA. THE ARRANGEMENT OF IMMIGRATION FORMALITIES STILL IN THE COUNTRY, TRAVELLING BY TRAIN TO THE SHIPPING PORT, TRAVELLING BY OCEAN LINER AND LANDING IN NY.

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GDYNIA – THE MUSEUM OF EMIGRATION

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VERY INTERESTING ARE LETTERS OF POLISH EMIGRANTS TO THE FAMILY MEMBERS LEFT IN THEIR HOMELAND. (I REMEMBER HOW I WAS WRITING SIMILAR 🙂 ).

I PERSONALLY WAS MISSING HERE THE ACCESS TO CHRONOLOGICALLY ARRANGED, CREATING AN ENTIRE, OR AT LEAST DESCRIBING A LONGER PERIOD OF EMIGRATION, LETTERS. PARTICULARLY FROM THE POST-WAR PERIOD. I WOULD LIKE TO GET TO KNOW, THE FEELINGS OF PEOPLE LEAVING THE COUNTRY IN THE YEARS 1956-59, 1968-69, 1980-81 … (SOME OF SUCH LETTERS CAN BE FOUND ON THE MUSEUM’S PORTAL).

FROM THE MUSEUM TO THE CENTRE OF GDYNIA (AND VICE VERSA), THREE BUSES ARE GOING.

WE ATE DINNER IN A SOPOT’ FRYING-PLACE WITH THE CHARMING NAME “MARINEROS“. PERSONALLY, I THINK THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD HERE. THEY HAVE A WINE IN LITTLE BOTTLES AND BEER HERE. THE PLACE LOOKS GREAT, ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING IT’S ACTUALLY A BEACH PUB. FOR TWO LARGE PORTIONS OF COD WITH SALADS, TWO LARGE BEERS AND A SMALL BOTTLE OF PROSECCO WE PAID PLN 120. NO COMMENT. WE ARE IN SOPOT – POLISH’ SAINT-TROPEZ. HERE, BEFORE EACH PAYMENT, YOU BETTER SIT DOWN …

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