Museum of Katowice History at Nikiszowiec

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The city's museum has a branch in the distinctive suburb of Nikiszowiec, 5km southeast of the city centre. The district is a unique estate created for miners (and their families) who worked at a nearby shaft between 1908 and 1924. Built of attractive red brick, with a network of streets between, the nine blocks are interconnected by gateways. The complex was designed to be self-sufficient, with shops, restaurants, a swimming pool, a hospital, a school and a detention centre. The museum adds context to this interesting architectural gem.