Museum of Cieszyn Silesia

Cieszyn, Poland

The Museum of Cieszyn Silesia is one of the oldest public museums in Central Europe and the oldest public museum in Poland, set up by father Leopold Jan Szersznik in 1802. The building bears traces of Baroque-neoclassical style. The two storey and three wing building is made of brick and broken stone in cellars. The interior design is based on two tracts. On the ground floor there are two arterial hallways: the first one with a cross-barrel vaulting and a barrel one with a lunette, the second one with a barrel vaulting with lunettes. Most of the rooms in plinth have barrel and sail vaulting.

The museum has sections for archaeology, ethnography, cartography, art, technology etc. The archaeology sections contains Roman coins and clay vessels of the Lusatian Culture (1800-1750 BC) including ashes urns, painted vessels of ancient Greece and Rome, the collection of father Berger (being a part of Szersznik's collection), spearheads of spears, tools and ornaments mainly from Silesia.



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Founded: 1802
Category: Museums in Poland

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R K (3 years ago)
Interesting information, pleasant guide, very satisfied. We are Czechs, but it was fully understandable in Polish.
Lucas Schuman (5 years ago)
We loved the history and authenticity.
Alexandru Stoica (5 years ago)
Nice exposition, worth to see. Charming city
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