Katowice Historical Museum in Katowice

Katowice Historical Museum is located in a beautiful historic building, built in the years 1908-1909, which was built for wealthy townsmen. The main objective of the museum is to document the traditions and history of the city of Katowice and everyday life. Museum’s collections include approximately 100 thousand exhibits, including the very valuable series of 27 pastels by Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, are portraits of Eugenia Wyszomirski-Kuznicki, after the war living in Katowice (artist’s statue is located next to the museum).

This outstanding museum showcasing some of the more interesting aspects of the life and times of the city and its people is divided into three main sections. Wearing a pair of slippers wander the well thought-out rooms on three floors including a superb recreation of house interiors of the middle and upper classes of the city from 20, 50 and 100 years ago, a fine history of the city in all its good and bad forms from its origins until the present day and a small gallery of religious art. One of the best museums in southern Poland, and well worth visiting when you’re in the city.

Address: 9 Szafranka Street Street

Opening hours:
Mondays – closed

Tuesdays, Thursdays – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesdays, Fridays – 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturdays – Sundays – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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