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Museum of the History of Katowice

Ks. Szafranka 9, Katowice 40-025, Poland
+48 32 256 18 10
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Remembering the past, embracing the future

Fascinating modern exhibition presenting a timeline from the creation of Katowice, its development... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
JonDoe04134
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Lidingo, Sweden
Fascinating insight to middle class Polish culture

My mother in law recommended this museum and its stunning. We had a personalised tour by 2 Latvian... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Angelawotzername
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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The main building and most of the Museum’s departments are located in a historic tenement house which was built at the beginning of the 20th century. Its exclusive premises were once occupied by wealthy citizens of the city. Having appreciated the building’s virtues, the Local Government in Katowice decided to allocate the House to the Museum in 1979. In order to faithfully reconstruct middle-class interiors, a permanent exhibition was created in situ. Departments of The Museum of The History of Katowice: -> THEATRE AND FILM DEPARTMENT ul. Kopernika 11, 40-064 Katowice -> PAWEŁ STELLER’S GRAPH ul. Kosciuszki 47, 40-048 Katowice -> ETHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT ul. Rymarska 4, 40-425 Katowice-Nikiszowiec
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Ks. Szafranka 9, Katowice 40-025, Poland
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Fascinating modern exhibition presenting a timeline from the creation of Katowice, its development until when it became a city. 100% in English too (why not in Silesian though?). The part presenting more modern times is scheduled to be opened in September '18, so 5/5 awaits...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

My mother in law recommended this museum and its stunning. We had a personalised tour by 2 Latvian history student volunteers who gave a useful guide to the history. The apartments stunning and the interactive exhibition in the basements also really interesting about the city...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Life in Kattowtz 100 years ago made visible by providing access to tenant apartments of (upper) middle class citizens. In a way the fact Kattowitz became part of Poland in 1921 after a referendum in which the majority of the city population voted against, was...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Very very nice museum ! It was a great pleasure to discover this place. A visit through the time in flats and, for the history of Katowice a very beautiful museography, very interesting in a nice ambience (lights, displays, reading, etc.). We were guided by...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

The exhibition starts with a didactically excellent showcased floor about the history of Katowice in four rooms. This is followed by an exhibition about restaurational work which was in my case presented by an enchanting guide/restaurationist historian with encredible detail and verve. The connection to...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2016

The museum consists of some temporary art exhibition - in our case this was a very interesting yet disturbing collection of posters from a local art professor. The history floor is totally new with interesting visual effects, presentations, games and all the bells and whistles,...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2016

On 4 floors and no lift I struggled a bit with the stairs but it was worth it. Exhibitions and a video in English on the top floor one floor Art posters in Polish but still impressive, and one floor lost of rooms decorated with...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2016

Small, very interesting museum which has examples of rooms from two typical Silesian apartments, one of a mining engineer/supervisor and the other more typical of someone wealthier. Beautiful wood furniture and an amazing ceramic fireplace are on display. Find the creepy, cool embroidered pillow on...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2015

My girlfriend and I went to this museum, hoping to learn a bit about the history of the city. Unfortunately, the "history part" of the museum was currently unavailable, but would - provided my memory serves me right - reopen a month later. Instead we...More

Thank Geir P
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

When you're in Katowice and you want to know the whole history of the city and the region, I recommend this place. Inside there's space with information about the history and there are also some rooms that show you how the living in the city...More

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