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HISTORICAL MUSEUM- KATOWICE

on August 6, 2012

MEMORIES OF THIS CITY

This museum showcasing some of the more interesting aspects of the life and times of the city and their people.

It´s situated five minutes ride for the city center, in the street Szafranek St. 9, and inside there are few important things to see. Admission 8zl/4zł students, Saturday free. Guided tours 12zł per person.

Open 10:00 – 17:30, Tue, Thu 10:00 – 15:00, Sat, Sun 11:00 – 14:00. Closed Mon.

It is divided into three main sections.

First floor: 

Wearing a pair of silly slippers provided in the price of the ticket, wander for a wonderful carpet in all rooms and include as well a superb recreation of house interiors of the middle and upper classes of the city from 20, 50 and 100 years ago.

The conservation of furniture, smell older and high roofs introduce yourself to the past.

The walls have a very formal style keeping with the times and adapted to each type of rooms.

                

               

Second floor:

This exposition is complemented with an XVIII century map and ironworks tools.

Exhibits of tradition and cultural achievements of less-privileged classes in Katowice it focuses on peasant communities as well as plebeian townspeople, mainly working class and partly craftsmen. Is dedicated to cultural remnants of former rural life and illustrates the urbanised culture.

A few photographs help the visitors to know what the town looked like at that time.

If you don´t know Polish it will be a little bit complicated to understand.

Third floor:

Sport is the theme of the exhibition. Was inspired and to some extent dictated by sports events – Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, and the Olympic Games in London.

The exhibition objects were collected from various museums in Poland, with particular emphasis on the collection of the Olympic Center in Warsaw.

A separate part of the exhibition deal with the interwar period woodcuts depicting winter sports. Aptly fifties to the present day are represented in the graphic technique, taking up about the sport in different scenes and different forms of expression from realism to symbolism.

          

One of the best museums in southern Poland, and well worth visiting when you’re in the city…..

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