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Silesian Museum, Opava

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5/5 based on 10+ reviews on the web
The Silesian Museum in Opava is the oldest and the third largest museum in the Czech Republic. The museum also manages other heritage sites.HistoryThe main museum was founded on 1 May 1814 by three people, Professor Faustin Ens, Franz Mückusch von Buchberg and the mayor of Opava Johann Joseph Schößler. The museum was placed into a building that was a grammar school and the new collection was known as the Museum Gymnazijni. During the nineteenth century three more museums were founded in the town. After the first world war the Czwchosovak state created a Silesian Museum and an Agricultural Museum was started in 1924 and a Leigionnaires Museum dedicated to the spirit of resistance.This multitude of museums was partially simplified in 1939 when the Museum Gymnazijni and the Silesian Museum were merged as the Reichsgaumuseum. At the end of the war this museum's collections gained artefacts from nearby buildings and the confiscated property of German people. In 1949 the Reichsgaumuseum was given its last name change when it became this Silesian Museum.The museum's current authority comes from a document dated 27 December 2000.DescriptionThe museum is the third largest museum in the Czech Republic and it has 2,400,000 artefacts. The museum cares for a number exhibits which are distributed at different locations. The museum is in charge of an arboretum, a large war memorial, a preserved fortification and a poet's birthplace.The war memorialThe war memorial commemorates a large battle of the second world war between Nazi Germany and Russia and its allies. 13,000 names are recorded there in the village of Hrabyně. These are not just the names of soldiers but also of civilians from Silesia and North Moravia lost during the war.
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  • The oldest and the third largest museum in Czechia. Do not miss the historic main Exhibition building (Vystavni budova) in Opava bulit in the neo-renaissance style which you find in the park Sady U Mu...  read more »
  • The Museum is after the renovation, and though otherwise I don't particularly like the Museum too, I was pleasantly surprised. We've been through, I think, an exhibition about Silesia, an exhibition about the education of children about a hundred years ago, the classical animals. Added lots of interactive elements, so even children are seized, in another part of you can sit around and flip through the book ... Amazing was the possibility to rent a Chair and sit down anywhere. In addition, the Museum is not supervelké, man passes for a reasonable period of time, I was satisfied.
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  • One of the most beautiful museums in the country. Several exhibitions in different places as in Opava, as in Hrabyni. All day trip for the whole family.
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