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Upper Silesian Museum

Local name: Muzeum Górnośląskie

Upper Silesian Museum is housed in two buildings: a modernist, two-wing edifice from the first half of the 20th century and a neo-gothic red brick building. It has impressive collections, estimated at about one million exhibits. They can be divided into several categories: ethnographic, historical, natural and archaeological. Attention is also drawn to the collection of paintings and a comprehensive library of about 50 thousand. volumes.

In the museum you can admire three permanent exhibitions. "From the life of the Silesian people of the 19th and 20th centuries" presents the most important areas of life of rural inhabitants and industrial estates in various regions of Upper Silesia. "Nature of Upper Silesia" is divided into three parts: forests, waters and marshes, and fields and meadows. The fourth - Urban environments - is already in preparation. They show animals in their natural environment, distinguishing between seasons and during natural activities. In turn, in the "Gallery of Polish Painting" there are representative collections from the beginning of the nineteenth to the middle of the 20th century.


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