The museum offers visitors a unique journey that leads, station by station, through the history of West Prussia. It illuminates the cultural and political significance of the Teutonic Order and shows how flourishing Baltic trade became the foundation of great prosperity for the Hanseatic cities, such as
Focal points are presented in elaborately constructed rooms based on specific topics: What associations and memories surround the metropolis of Gdansk, `a city whose reputation had already spread far and wide during the early modern era? What is the artistic and scientific significance of amber, which can be found in this region? The permanent exhibition addresses these and other questions, for example, about the cultural blossoming in Royal Prussia during the Baroque era or the eventful career of the West Prussian painter Bruno Krauskopf, who was ostracized under National Socialism.