Skansen Chorzow

Museum Upper Silesian Ethnographic Park in Chorzów, is colloquially the Chorzów open-air museum with an area of ​​22 ha, located in the Silesian Park and with 70 historic wooden buildings from five subregions of Upper Silesia and the region Dąbrowski Basin.

In 1938, the XNUMXth-century wooden church from Syrynia and the XNUMXth-century granary from Gołkowice were moved to the Kościuszko Park in Katowice, which became the beginning of the Silesian open-air museum.

The Upper Silesian Ethnographic Park in Chorzów was opened on May 5, 1975.

Since 2002, the open-air museum of Chorzów has been on the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesian Voivodeship.


Skansen Chorzów opening hours:

May - August

Mon .: 9.00-19.00

Admission until 18.00.

On Mondays, admission to the museum is free.

Wt. - Fri: 9.00-19.00

Admission until 18.00.

Sat. - Sun: 10.00 a.m. - 21.00 p.m.

Admission until 19.00

Visiting the Chorzów area. The open-air museum on Monday is a walking place, the interiors of the facilities are not open to the public. Admission on this day is free.

Skansen Chorzów parking for museum visitors for PLN 2.

In the period from May to October it is possible to attend the mass. or an evangelical service in churches located in the Chorzów open-air museum.

See the interactive map of the Chorzów Open-Air Museum >>


Skansen Chorzów ticket price list:

regular ticket:          10 zł

reduced ticket:             7 zł

special ticket:         1 zł

Caregivers are entitled to reduced-price tickets.


In the Ethnographic Park Skansen Chorzów outdoor events are organized every year and always enjoy great interest.

Outdoor events in the Skansen Chorzów area and meetings in the interiors of historic huts begin with the arrival of spring and are organized throughout the year.

From Easter you can learn about Silesian customs and traditions, have fun with the whole family at picnics and festivals organized in the Chorzów Open-Air Museum.

Fun and events in a truly rural atmosphere last until the Christmas season, when meetings take place to learn about Christmas traditions and customs as well as Silesian Christmas cuisine.

Museum Night

The open-air museum Chorzów Night Museum falls this year on May 16. It is then possible to visit the Ethnographic Park in a special atmosphere. The leitmotif of this year's Night of Museums Open-air Museum Chorzów is "Twilight in the countryside", which is the magical world of Silesian stories and legends told in the atmosphere of an old village.


The open-air museum of Chorzów also conducts museum lessons for preschool and school children, telling about year-round rituals in Silesia, customs and festivities celebrated in the former village.

Museum lessons and classes are conducted outdoors and in historic buildings in the Chorzów Open-Air Museum.

For blind and visually impaired people, Skansen Chorzów has prepared an offer to explore the exhibition with a guide, tailored to the individual needs of these people.

LThe 'Animals of the Upper Silesian Village' nature campaign carried out in the Chorzów open-air museum will allow children to take a closer look at the animals living in farms, forests and meadows of the Silesian Voivodeship.

The open-air museum of Chorzów has also prepared museum lessons for high school students about the history of the Upper Silesian region, regaining independence, and the rural customs of Upper Silesia in the past and today. Classes take place at the Chorzów Open-Air Museum in the open air and in the historic interiors of country houses. During lessons, educators reach for texts from school readings and works by Polish writers and poets describing life in the countryside.

The open-air museum in Chorzów also hosts workshops related to professions that have been present in the Polish countryside for centuries, such as: carpentry, weaving, spinning, wicker, pottery and wood carving.

Offer for companies

Skansen Chorzów is a place where you can organize a family celebration, corporate event, conference, business meeting or wedding.

Despite the fact that the Skansen Chorzów area is located in the heart of the metropolis, it is a place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the big city, feel the idyllic atmosphere of the village and relax in the bosom of nature. The area is fenced, protected around the clock and safe.

Available space:

The audiovisual room is equipped with a multimedia projector, 126 seats and a comprehensively equipped technical room.

The Gallery on the Ground Floor is a spacious, air-conditioned room with an area of ​​140 m2 with considerable organizational facilities. The room is ideal for organizing workshop classes and business meetings.

The 30 m2 conference room, which can seat up to 20 people, is perfect for meetings or workshops for small groups. The room has no architectural barriers, so it is friendly for people with disabilities.

Small Meadow located in the central part of the Chorzów Open-Air Museum is an ideal place for an outdoor family festival or a company event for about 200 people.

The Big Meadow located in the northeastern part of the Chorzów Open-Air Museum is surrounded by monuments of wooden architecture. You can organize a party for up to 900 people.

The historic cottage from Strzemieszyce or the Granary from Wojkowice Kościelne are perfect interiors to conduct workshops or organize small ceremonies for up to 50-60 people.

It is also possible to pitch a tent with an area of ​​300 m2, which can accommodate up to 300 people and will be suitable for organizing a meeting or wedding ceremony.

In the museum space of Skansen Chorzów there are special bonfire circles, where it is possible to organize a meeting by the fire.

Na wedding in the Chorzów open-air museum, the space of the homestead at the cottage from Goleszów is made available. It is also possible to marry in the picturesque historic Catholic church of St. Józef Robotnik or in the harsh interiors of a restored Evangelical church.

In the open-air museum, in the scenery of a former village, you can organize idyllic birthday for children with games referring to the tradition of the Upper Silesian village.

Skansen Chorzow Inn "U Brożka" is a place where you can relax from the hustle and bustle of the city and taste delicious Silesian specialties. The inn is located in the Upper Silesian Ethnographic Park in Chorzów.


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