Duchy of Münsterberg
Today, the town hall is the home of Poland’s only Museum of Household Appliances. The museum in Münsterberg was founded in 1931 and until the 1970s, it used to be a typical regional museum, displaying exhibits from Münsterberg and the surrounding lands. In the 1970s, it was turned into a specialised Museum of Household Appliances and to this day, remains the only one in Poland. The Münsterberg museum combines the functions of a specialised museum and a regional museum, displaying its vast collection on 10 permanent exhibitions. In the museum, you will see historical household appliances from a typical town house, such as irons, mangles, washing machines, mixers, refrigerators, as well as cutlery and tableware, and a collection of arms, artistic craftsmanship, furniture and fine arts, i.e. sculpture and painting, among others the collection of Joseph Langer (1865–1918), a citizen of Münsterberg, painter, conservator and collector.
The permanent exhibition of the museum includes a collection of melee weapons and firearms; a collection of Silesian sacral sculpture; irons from four centuries; an ethnographic exhibition; a kitchen from the turn of the 19th and 20th Century; the collection of Joseph Langer’s works and the artist’s workshop; a baroque room; a collection of utility glassware; a Biedermeier living room; and an exhibition on the history of Münsterberg: Sambice – Münsterberg – Ziębice.
The Museum organises workshops for children and youth, and museum classes for larger groups.
The tour of the museum will take approx. 1 hour. Last admission half an hour before closing time.
During long weekends, the Museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays.