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The history of Silesia now in Poland is comprehensively covered. The nostalgia for this lost... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Detailed museum of local history and art

This is a medium-sized museum in the middle of Gorlitz dedicated to the history, crafts, and arts... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
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Untermarkt und Bruderstrasse, Gorlitz, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

The history of Silesia now in Poland is comprehensively covered. The nostalgia for this lost province is palpable. There are superb exhibits

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank susanwalsh
Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is a medium-sized museum in the middle of Gorlitz dedicated to the history, crafts, and arts of Silesia, a region of central Europe. Presently, the region is considered part of Poland, but in the past various German states and Bohemia also included parts of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank M G
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I only had 24 hours in Görlitz, and the Schlesisches Museum is a good first stop. You can view multiple painted wooden ceilings dating from the Renaissance in this multi-building complex. There are some amazing carvings to be seen, including a set of coal miner...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Berlinguy030
Reviewed 11 September 2016

A nicely designed museum in three historic houses with interactive displays. It is difficult for an English speaker to fully appreciate the displays as the signage is only in German and Polish.

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Bill S
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This museum wasn't anything too exciting to me. It definitely provided some new information on the region of Silesia, but unfortunately there was very little in English. Luckily I have some German knowledge, so I could get be. However, I wouldn't recommend coming here without...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Sydney T
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Before visiting this museum I knew little of the history of Silesia but this place changed that. We spent over three hours in here (the person on the desk let us slip out for lunch) and I still feel I could have spent more time...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank BournvilleBob
Reviewed 9 September 2014

It is very easy to get one's history of MittelEuropa muddled. This region is a cross-roads and the modern borders don't reflect the complex history of the area. This museum provides a good overview of the Silesian region, albeit mostly in German and Polish. The...More

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank Dan K
Reviewed 15 July 2013

I had the change to see only one museum in the city and this was my choice. This museum is interesting but contains almost no information in English therefore you should be aware that you won’t be able to read most of the stuff unless...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank mikatu
Reviewed 7 April 2013

Very well curated permanent exhibit in a lovely location that also provides a very nice overview of the main city attractions as it has some lovely views. When I was there, they had a rotating exhibit on Art Deco in Silesia which was ok but...More

Date of experience: March 2013
1  Thank Laleh2008
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