This outstanding museum showcasing some of the more interesting aspects of the life and times of the city and its people is divided into two main sections. You can wander the well conceived rooms on three floors including a superb recreation of house interiors of the middle and upper classes from 20, 50 and 100 years ago. The other main exhibit "Z dziejów Katowic 1299 - 1865" covers the breadth of the city's early history before officially being founded. Entrance to the exhibit is limited to 15 people every half an hour, all descriptions are in English and the films also have English subtitles. One of the best museums in southern Poland, temporary exhibit info can be found on the museum's website: www.mhk.katowice.pl
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Open 10:00-17:30. Closed Mon, Tue, Thu 10:00-15:00, Sat 10:00-16:00, Sun 11:00 - 15:00.
Price/Additional InfoAdmission 12/8zł, family ticket 20zł. Tue free.
Industrial Ethnography Museum
ul. Rymarska 4 (Nikiszowiec)
Located in Nikiszowiec, this branch of the Katowice Historical Museum is unique in its emphasis on ethnography and folk culture, approaching the topic from an urban, rather than rural, perspective. A collection of artefacts and cultural assets tells t
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ul. Rymarska 4 (Industrial Ethnography Museum, Nikiszowiec)
Located inside the Industrial Ethnography Museum, this should be the first port of call for anyone on a self-guided tour of Nikiszow