The Archaeological Museum is housed in Wroclaw's Mikolajski Arsenal. Constructed from the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries in the Gothic and Renaissance styles, it is one of Wroclaw's most interesting historic municipal buildings. The museum was first established as the Royal Museum of Art and Antiquity and is one of the oldest museums of its kind in Europe.
The holdings, which were accumulated to a large extent in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and are some of the most comprehensive in Poland, illustrate the period of Slav settlement in Silesia and the early foundations of Polish statehood, and the development of communities in Silesia, as well as the region's role in spreading the trends originating in Mediterranean culture. The Museum boasts some of the oldest finds ever unearthed in Poland 500,000-year-old Lower Old Stone Age objects from Trzebnica, a New Stone Age clay figure of a cult sheep from Jordanow, bronze objects from Pilszcz, Karmin and Kondratowice, Celtic tomb objects, furnishings of "princely tombs" from the period of Roman influence from Wroclaw-Zakrzow, mediaeval and early modern finds from settlements and castles at Gostyn, Klenica, Wroclaw, Niemcza, Bardo and Gniewoszow as well as from cities such as Wroclaw and Sroda Slaska.
Permanent exhibition: "Ancient and Mediaeval Silesia".
Muzeum Archeologiczne - Arsenał
Oddział Muzeum Miejskiego Wrocławia
ul. Cieszyńskiego 9
Phone: (+48 71) 347 16 96-98
Fax: (+48 71) 347 16 96-99
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