The collections of the West Prussia State Museum are aimed at audiences interested in cultural history, including local historians and school classes. The library and archive offer possibilities for in-depth study and can provide basic information for local history and family researchers.
The foundation of the current collection is the so-called "West Prussia Collection" of the territorial association (Landsmannschaft) Westpreußen. The territorial association has been collecting memorabilia of the province of
West Prussia
deu. Westpreußen, pol. Prusy Zachodnie

West Prussia is a historical region in present-day northern Poland. The region fell to Prussia as a result of the first partition of Poland-Lithuania in 1772 and received its name from the province of the same name formed by Frederick II in 1775, which also included parts of the historical landscapes of Greater Poland, Pomerania, Pomesania and Kulmerland. The Prussian province lasted in changing borders until the early 20th century. After World War I, parts fell to the Second Polish Republic, founded in 1918. The largest cities in West Prussia include Gdansk (Polish: Gdańsk, today Pomeranian Voivodeship), Elbląg (Polish: Elbląg, today Warmia-Masuria Voivodeship), and Thorn (Polish: Toruń, today Kujawsko-Pomeranian Voivodeship).

 since its foundation in 1949. These objects shaped the foundation of the collection of the Documentation and Cultural Centre West Prussia (Dokumentations- und Kulturzentrums Westpreußen), which was founded in 1975 and later became the West Prussia State Museum. Since the museum was affiliated with the institutional funding program of the Federal Ministry of the Interior/Delegate of the Federal Government for Culture and Media in 1991, it has been possible to acquire most notably high-quality objects and to expand certain areas of the collection (painting, gold- and silversmith's work, etc.) in a target-oriented and systematic manner.
Focal points of the collection
The West Prussian State Museum has an extensive collection of art and cultural history. The largest and most important holdings include prints, gold and silversmith works, the coin and medal collection, and objects relating to everyday culture.

Geographically, the collection area covers the region on both sides of the lower Vistula River with the large cities of 
deu. Danzig

Gdansk is a large city on the Baltic Sea in the Polish Pomeranian Voivodeship (Pomorskie) with about 470,000 inhabitants. It is lying on the Motława River (German: Mottlau) on the Gdansk Bay.

Historische Orte
deu. Thorn

Toruń is a Polish metropolitan and university city with almost 200,000 inhabitants and, together with Bydgoszcz (German: Bromberg), one of the two capitals of the Polish voivodeship of Kujawsko-Pomorskie (Polish: województwo kujawsko-pomorskie).

Toruń is situated in the historical landscape of the Kulmerland. Founded in the High Middle Ages under the Teutonic Order, the city joined the Hanseatic League in the 14th century. In the 15th century the city, like the rest of Kulmerland, Pomerelia or Warmia, fell to the Kingdom of Poland. In the course of the first partition of Poland-Lithuania in 1772, Toruń became part of Brandenburg-Prussia and was part of the Prussian province of West Prussia until the 20th century.

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) was born here.

 as well as the historical landscapes of Pomesania and 
Pomorze Gdańskie
pol. Pomerelia, pol. Pomorze Wschodnie, pol. Pomorze Gdańskie, pol. Pomorze Nadwiślanie, deu. Pommerellen, lat. Pomerania, lat. Pomerellia

Pomerelia is a historical landscape in the north of Poland. The region borders the Baltic Sea to the north, the Kujawsko-Wielkopolska regions to the south, and the Vistula River to the east. The western border is not clearly defined historically. The most important city in Pomerania is the large city of Gdansk with over 470,000 inhabitants.

Historically, there was already a voivodeship of Pomerania in the Kingdom of Poland in the 15th century. In 1772, in the course of the first partition of Poland-Lithuania, the region fell to Brandenburg-Prussia and became part of the province of West Prussia. After the First World War, parts of it came to the newly established Second Polish Republic. Gdansk and the Gdansk region were placed under the League of Nations as the Free City of Gdansk. Since 1945, the entire region has belonged to Poland.

. Temporally, the collection originated between the 13th and the 20th century. The collection is supplemented by a library, an archive and a digital photo archive.