A must for all fans of that beautiful ossified pine resin that helped make Gdansk wealthy. On six floors of exhibits, you'll learn everything you'll ever need to know about amber, including how it's mined and processed, what it looks like under a microscope, and how it was used through ages, not just as jewelry but in art and medicine. If you're thinking of buying some amber while you're in Gdansk, you might want to stop here first for an educational primer. One part of the exhibition is given over to fake amber, and how to identify the genuine article.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010