Piast’s Castle in Katowice
Piast Gliwice Castle – Museum of the Piast castle from the fourteenth century building, which was part of a line of medieval fortifications of the city. Housed the city arsenal, a prison farm and a warehouse. The castle owes its present shape, numerous repairs and reconstructions, which took place in the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. Today the building serves as a museum, whose theme is the history of the earth Gliwice.
A permanent exhibition is an exhibition of historical themes – “Gliwice – a city of many cultures and archaeological -” History of Gliwice and Gliwice prehistory of the land. ” There are also a valuable exhibits illustrating the history of the city and the lives of the inhabitants of Gliwice from earliest times to the communist regime, including everyday items (cups, pints of beer), Gliwice original costumes from the period from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, hunting weapons and artillery, and objects associated with the development trade and industry, unique maps, parchment documents of the eighteenth. Visitors are given a thorough presentation of the region’s primeval history from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages with a bevy of archaeological findings, including the crowd-pleasing skeletons of a wooly mammoth and shaggy rhino. The history of Gliwice from its 13th century founding to 1989 is also on display via a variety of media, as well as an ethnographic exhibit portraying village life and a tourist info centre.
Address: 2 Pod Murami Street, Gliwice
Mondays – closed
Tuesdays – 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursdays – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fridays – 12:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays – 12:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sundays – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.