The Exposition of Nature of Slovak Karst and Surrouding Areas presents an unusual variety of natural phenomena and beauties of the given area. It is installed in a building built as a shelter for the poor known as “Františka´s Asylum“ in 1904. The flora and fauna biotope communities present a living nature. A part of the exposition dedicated to non-living nature documents an earth evolution, geological periods and features, a geological structure of Spiš-Gemer Ore Mountains and Slovak Karst as well as an appearance of minerals there.
This beautiful art noveau building was built by Dionýz Andrássy (1835 – 1913) then owner of the Krásnohorské county, known patron of the arts, with the aim of housing his valuable collection of paintings and sculptures and his library of books. The ground-floor building with a ground-plan of a Greek cross based on plans was realized by the architect Dezider Hultl from Budapest. The gallery since its opening in June 1909 until the death of its owner in 1913, when the works were transported by his will to Budapest, served its purpose and was opened to visitors two days a week. The Mining Museum in Rožňava acquired this building in 1967. Between 1978 – 1989 the Exhibition of Folk Art work in Gemer was installed here. Since 1990 the building was reverted to its original mission and an exhibition of fine art was set up in it, presenting portrait works from the 18th and 19th centuries. In reference to its founder it continues even today through seasonal installed exhibitions and organizing social and cultural events. Among the installed fine art works especially stands out the large-scale oil painting (280 cm x 336 cm) the Death of Attila (1884) by Ferencz […]
Lipová 122, Krásnohorské Podhradie
Gallery of Mining Museum in Rožňava The gallery is located in a burgher’s house. The core of this building was probably built at the end of 15th century. The exhibits, crafting classes, museum-pedagogical classes, meetings and own or extraneous fine art exhibitions usually take place here. Námestie baníkov 25, 048 01 Rožňava Phone: +421 58 732 30 41 Opening hours and Entrance Fees: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 noon 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Adult / Student, Senior citizens, Disabled person, Retired military person – 1,20 € / 0,60 € Family (2+2) – 2,50 €
Námestie baníkov 25, Rožňava
The Slovak Technical Museum was ceremonially presented with the Schuster Family Museum of Cinematography on 20 October 2007 with the participation of Mr. Rudolf Schuster, former President of the Slovak Republic and members of his family. The collection includes rare exhibits documenting the pioneering era of documentary film in Slovakia. This is a collection of wooden fi lm cameras for 35mm fi lm from the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.
The Museum of icons is a unique exhibition of religious objects of the eastern tradition on the territory of Slovakia presents icons – a table shaped paintings of saints usually located on the church doors. The exhibition captures the development of icons of the Carpathian type from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. Other items on display include canvas based icons, quilted priest attire as well as various furniture of eastern rite. The icons were displayed on several international exhibitions including Expo ’70 in Osaka, Japan.
The town hall is situated in the middle of the town square. Slovak historians considered it to be the first secular renaissance building in the territory. Since its inception the town hall emphasized the importance of Bardejov in the upper Šariš region. In addition to being the seat of the town council, the building also served as a socio-cultural center. While the ground floor served for commerce, the premises of the first floor functioned as town’s treasury. At present, the town hall serves as a place for the historical exhibition “The Free Royal Town of Bardejov”. The most famous being that of Knight Roland – the defender of city’s rights. On the other side of the spectrum lies an infamous sculpture of a boy, bent over and displaying his naked buttocks towards the reeve’s house. The cheeky piece is an ingenious form of revenge against the city’s officials who denied the artisans their rightful pay. The most important artefacts of the exhibition include gothic sculptures, period guilds items, urban seal of 1453, precious Venetian glasses, a brilliant ring of Empress Elisabeth as well as The Little Calvary – an opus of magister Paul of Levoča. The artistic value of Bardejov’s […]
Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art in Medzilaborce (MMUAW) was founded in the year 1991 as the first one in the world dedicated to the personality of the King of pop-art. Today, the Museum is a specific trans-regional institution of the museum-gallery type, dealing mainly with current tendencies in contemporary art and especially the life and work of Andy Warhol. Conceptually, it maps, presents, and professionally showcases not just the life and works of Andy Warhol, but also current trends in visual arts and culture, the influence of the ethnic origin of the artist on his work, the influence of pop-art on current art, and the related topics. This Museum is defined as the largest central collection of paintings and artifacts of Andy Warhol in Slovakia, it is an authority among museums, which meets the expectations of both professionals and general public for its unique position in the international area. The Museum has been in the founder´s competence of the Prešov Self-governing Region as of the 1st April 2002. Exhibitions: Permanent exhibition on the origins of Andy Warhol This is a conceptually unique exhibition in Europe. It consists of valuable authentic materials, artifacts from the life of Andy Warhol or […]
Andyho Warhola 748/36, 068 01 Medzilaborce
The Historical Exposition of Museum – Presentation Collections is situated in the building of the former Markova Leatherworking Factory and presents the Museum´s most beautiful and valuable collection pieces. This exposition is unique in a form of the collection presentation within Slovakia because the collections are arranged by material groups. It presents more than 6 000 collection pieces mainly related to housing culture, ethnographic, numismatics, crafts and militaria. This building originally housed the central administrative offices of the former Markova Leatherworking Factory, which was established in 1782. The main facade of the building is neo-Classical. Shallow stucto reliefs in four semi-circular panels of the ground-floor Windows depict the process of making leather. In 1977 the building was given over to the Mining Museum in Rožňava, which uses it as its management offices and for presentation purposes. In 1999 the Historical Exposition of Museum – Presentation Collections was opened in this building. Šafárikova 31, 048 01 Rožňava Phone: +421 58 734 37 10 Opening hours and Entrance Fees: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 noon 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Entrance Fees: Adults / Students, Senior citizens, Disabled person, Retired military person – 2 € /1 € Preschool […]
Exposition of Mining and Metallurgy of Gemer Region The exposition is situated in the oldest purpose-built building in Central Europe intended for mining and metallurgy museum presentations. It presents a cross-section through the history of Gemer mining and metallurgy from the earliest times up to the present day with examples of original working tools, transport and loading equipment, and measuring and lighting devices used in mining. Part of the exposition is a technical copy of the medieval panel painting dated 1513 known as the Rožňava Mettercia. The new exposition which is installed in the renewed premises of the building is divided into several thematic units. Mining and metallurgy are the main subject of the exposition, specifically their history and development, with the focus on the region of Gemer. Visitors can see richer exposition on collection items that underwent restoration and a number of new items from acquisition work. By showing of valued geological and archeological collection pieces the authors emphasize the richness and diversity of minerals in Gemer. Their goal was not to just map and present the ways of mining, extraction and processing of minerals, but have not forgotten about the development of production, development of culture and everyday […]
Šafárikova 43, Rožňava
The Regional Museum in Prešov is in its present form a museum with three organisational units in Prešov – Rákóczi Palace and its adjacent burghers´ houses (Hlavná 86-90), in Hanušovce nad Topľou – The Manor House and Archeopark and the Manor House in Stropkov. Regional Museum in Prešov was established in the autumn of 1945 and its main building is the Rákóczi Palace. Its history is closely connected with the history of the town. Initially, there were two Gothic burgher houses on the site of the present-day palace, which were bought at the end of the 16th century and rebuilt into a splendid Renaissance town palace by Sigismund Rákóczi – Prince of Transylvania. At present, there are located mainly historical displays, which give visitors an impression of the splendid palace and a comprehensive view of the historical development of the town and the region. Interesting is the ethnographic display presenting the traditional folk culture, or the display of non-living nature. The specialisation of the museum is the history of firefighting and fire equipment, which is the most extensive in Slovakia. Entrance fees Adult The whole museum €3,00 Historical display €1,50 Firefighting display €1,50 Ethnographic display €1,50 Natural history display €1,00 Current […]
Hlavná 86, 080 01 Prešov
It was built at the corner of Kubínyi Square in 1893 – 94 according to the design of Virgil Nagy and Viktor Kolbenheyer. The designers used fashionable neo-renaissance and neo-baroque elements. There were offices of the Lučenec town council until 2000. The most extended reconstruction of the historical building of the town hall was carried out in 2015. There is a monumental staircase richly decorated with stucco ornaments leading from the hall to the first floor. There is the town museum of Lučenec at present and the building of the town hall is also used for representation purposes. The town hall is a national cultural monument. History and art lovers should visit the town museum in Lučenec. Its expositions introduce chapters from the history of the town, the life of bourgeois, the production of factories and craftsmen, the school of our ancestors, the example of housing in the early 20th century and an art gallery presenting the work of the painter František Gyurkovits.