Category: Cultural Heritage

Museum of the Production of Matches

In the currently operating Częstochowa Match Factory, established in the years 1880-1882 by Karol von Gehlig and Julian Huch, the only such museum in Europe is functioning which presents the entire matches production cycle - from a wooden block to a ready box with the characteristic black cat. Its main attraction is the still operating historic process line for matches production from the 1930s. The exhibition is supplemented with the collection of match boxes and sculptures made of one matchstick, as well as with the show of the film “Fire of the Match Factory” from 1913 - the oldest historic item of the Polish cinematography.

Route chronicle

The history of the production of matches started over one and a half thousand years ago when first matches were invented in China and were referred to as “fiery inch-long sticks”. First European matches were produced at the beginning of the 19th c. in France. Fifty years later, they started to be put into boxes used today with sliding little drawer. On the box surface there were labels with information on the manufacturer, and later on they also included other contents, which was the origin of phillumeny. First matches in our region were manufactured nearly 130 years ago.

street Ogrodowa 68
42-200 Częstochowa
Kraków-Częstochowa Jura
in the city/town
Contact data
: +48 34 324 12 10
: +48 34 3651269
General Information
: museums, industrial facilities, technology monuments
Prices & amenities
: Price list on the website.
: children, pupils
: guide , shop with souvenirs
: car park
: whole year

July 1 - August 31:
Monday - Friday: 8 am-4 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10 am-3 pm

September 1 - June 30:
Monday - Friday: 8 am-3 pm
Saturday - Sunday: After prior arrangement by telephone

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In Częstochowa, at Krakowska Street, there is an eclectic small palace, built in 1909. It is the former palace of Jean Motte, co-owner of a French textile factory. The usual practice of nineteenth-century entrepreneurs was to erect their residences near the company, which was from their own, but more frequently from borrowed funds. Before the First World War, the Polish Kingdom, including Częstochowa, actively participated in the development of the Russian economy. In Częstochowa, they assigned pieces of land for the houses of the French residing in Częstochowa.
The Archcathedral Basilica of the Holy Family - from 1992 on, the seat of the archbishop of Częstochowa - is one of the churches in Poland, which were built for the longest time. The first earthwork started in 1901 and the towers were consecrated in 1997. The size of the neo-Gothic church is impressive. The towers rise to more than 80 meters! Inside, among others, there are a beautiful altar, stained glass windows and a nice sounding organ.
The brewery in Częstochowa is probably the oldest industrial facility in the city. Admittedly, beer has been brewed at Jasna Góra from the sixteenth century onwards, but the first industrial brewery was opened in 1840. This brewery boomed in the early decades of the last century, when it was owned by Karol Szwede. We can see historic buildings from that time, including an old malt house and a water tower at Ogrodowa Street, next to the Cathedral of Częstochowa.
The first Gothic church of Saint Sigismund in Częstochowa was built as a parish church, probably in the first half of the fifteenth century. It served as a parish church only until the end of the nineteenth century. Its today's look is the result of an eighteenth-century reconstruction. At that time, it was rebuilt in the Baroque style. It is a three-nave church with two towers at the front. In the adjacent seventeenthcentury monastery building, there is now a parsonage.
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