DETAILS OF THE TOURIST ATTRACTION

Category: Cultural Heritage
The Museum of Protestantism in Cieszyn

Cieszyn Silesia is a stronghold of Protestantism on Polish soil. Already in the first half of the 16th century, still during Martin Luther’s work, Protestantism played a significant role in this part of Silesia. Today, the faithful of the Lutheran Church of the Diocese of Cieszyn account for about half of all the Polish Lutherans. The rich history of Lutheranism is presented at the Museum of Protestantism, of which collections are housed in the church of Jesus in Cieszyn.

Location
street Plac Kościelny 6
43-400 Cieszyn
Cieszyn
Beskids & Cieszyn Silesia
in the city/town
Contact data
: 502495835
: biat@cieszyn.org.pl; muzeumpea@wp.pl
: www.biblioteka.cieszyn.org.pl
General Information
: museums
Prices & amenities
: admission free
: shop with souvenirs
: car park, facility is friendly for handicapped people
Availability
: whole year

Monday-Wednesday: 10 am-12 pm, 4 pm-6 pm
Friday: 2 pm-5 pm

Attractions
Routes
Galleries

City audio tours

Zapraszamy na audiowycieczkę po wzgórzu zamkowym w Cieszynie!
We invite you to an audio tour of the centre of Cieszyn!
We invite you to an audio tour of the centre of Cieszyn!
Zapraszamy na przygotowaną specjalnie dla dzieci audiowycieczkę po wzgórzu zamkowym w Cieszynie!

Sound files

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