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Herbst Palace Museum

Address:

72 Przędzalniana St.
90-338 Łódź

Contact details:

Telephone: (+48) 42 674 96 98

Telephone: (+48) 42 674 99 11

Fax: (+48) 42 674 99 82

E-mail address: herbst@msl.org.pl

Web page: www.palac-herbsta.org.pl

Opening hours:

Tue - Sun: 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Mon - closed

Ticket prices:

Normal - 10 PLN

Reduced - 5 PLN

Thursday - entrance free

Description:

The Villa was built in 1876 for Matylda, the daughter of the largest entrepreneur in Lodz, Karl Scheibler and her husband, Edward Herbst, who, after the death of his father-in-law, became the director of the Scheiblers' textile factory complex. The author of the design was the urban architect Hilary Majewski, who gave the building the unique form of a Neo-Renaissance mansion. The aesthetic values of the villa are emphasised by the large surrounding garden that makes it look like a rural mansion. In the direct vicinity of the residential building, the owners erected stables. The impressive interiors of the villa currently contain a Division of the Museum of Art in Lodz presenting the lifestyle of the wealthy family of industrialists. The building was reconstructed in the original Renaissance and Rococo style.

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