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Silesian Museum, Katowice

1 Dobrowolskiego Street, Katowice, 40-205

Silesian Museum, Katowice
Silesian Museum, Katowice
Silesian Museum, Katowice
Silesian Museum, Katowice
Silesian Museum, Katowice
Silesian Museum, Katowice

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The Silesian Museum (Polish: Muzeum Śląskie w Katowicach) is located on the site of the former Katowice Coal Mine. Most of the exhibitions are located 14 meters underground, and at the top there are glass boxes that provide great lighting for the exhibitions. The exhibition area of the museum is approximately 6,000 m2. The collected exhibits present the intellectual and artistic achievements of Europe and Poland, with particular emphasis on the Silesia region. Visitors will find here the Gallery of Polish Art 1800-1945, the Gallery of Polish Art after 1945, the Gallery of Silesian Sacred Art, and the Gallery of Non-professional Art. They can also see the permanent exhibitions - "The Light of History. Upper Silesia throughout history "," Laboratory of Theater Space - Past in Present ". The museum complex also houses the Polish Scenography Center in a workwear warehouse and a restaurant in the engine room. The museum collects archaeological collections from the area of Silesia, collections of folk culture, military, postcards, documents, everyday objects related to Silesia and in particular the Silesian Uprisings. The museum organizes regular Saturday family workshops and educational activities for children, as well as many cultural events.

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