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The Academy of Music in Katowice


The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice is the oldest Polish institution of higher education in Silesia. It is housed in several buildings in the city center, of which the neo-Gothic main building (the former building school) and the Centre for Contemporary Arts and Music Education "Symphony" distinguish themselves. Since 2002, the Museum of Silesian Organs has been operating in the Academy, featuring antique musical instruments, as well as archival documents related to them.

Location
street Zacisze 3
40-025 Katowice
Katowice
Upper Silesian Agglomeration
in the city/town
Contact data
: 32 779 21 00
: kancelaria@am.katowice.pl
: www.am.katowice.pl
General Information
: architectural monuments, cultural & art institutions
Prices & amenities
: admission free
Availability
: whole year

Tuesday, Wednesday: 11 am-1 pm
Thursday: 4 pm-6 pm

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City audio tours
Zapraszamy na audiowycieczkę po Nikiszowcu!
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Zapraszamy na audiowycieczkę po Katowicach!
We invite you to an audio tour of Katowice.
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