The New Silesian Museum has been officially opened in June 2015 on the post-mining area of former black coal mine Katowice (until 1999 they mined coal there). Later on the authorities made a decision to recast the deteriorating area and create a cutting-edge complex, which would present the history of the region and its inhabitants unconventionally. The realization of the undertaking was made on a big scale, and in the heart of the Silesian metropolitan area an impressive building appeared, in which not only can we learn about the extraordinary history of the region, but also about the cultural output of the whole Poland. The landmark is situated deep under the ground and besides promoting local artist (unique on the national scale Janowska Group), it stores collections of painting, sculpture or theatre representatives from the whole Poland. The floor which houses the art galleries will entrance Matejka fans as well as more modern forms lovers, who will have the chance to see famous Abakans or Zdzislaw Beksinski’s fantastical paintings. The multi-media exhibition “The flash of history”, which broadly tells the history of the region starting from the first settlements up to 1990s, makes the biggest attraction of the premises. The Silesian Museum, together with the neighbouring Saucer, International Cultural Center and NOSPR, create the Cultural Zone of Katowice. There are a lot of accompanying events in the areas of the Zone. If you go to Katowice, you should visit the place.