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Central Slovakian museum Banská Bystrica

Stredoslovenské múzeum Banská Bystrica
Stredoslovenské múzeum Banská Bystrica

Central-Slovakian Museum (Stredoslovenské múzeum) was founded in 1889, and today it is the oldest cultural institution in the city. In 2009 the museum received the most prestigious award in the field – The Museum of the year 2009 (Múzeum roka 2009). Presently, it accommodates 3 permanent expositions, where a number of cultural, educational, and professional events take place.

In Matthias' House (Matejov dom) a new interactive exposition was opened in 2009. It was dedicated to the history of Banská Bystrica, and it is currently regarded as one of the most modern ones in Slovakia. The exposition contains the majority of the most precious collection objects of the museum. The exposition is accompanied by the music of the authors from Banská Bystrica; it includes an audiovisual presentation, and there are also info-booths with a lot of information concerning topics, which are dealt with in particular rooms.

Thurzo's House (Thurzov dom) is one of the the most valuable buildings of the SNP square (Námestie SNP), and it accommodates a regional exposition, which is mainly focused on the history of the central Slovakian region and mining. Throughout the year, number of cultural, educational, and social events takes place in Thurso's House, all of which enjoy great popularity among the visitors.

The Tihanyi Castle (Tihányiovský kaštieľ) in Radvaň accommodates a natural science exposition called „The Nature of Central Slovakia“ (“Príroda stredného Slovenska”), which provides a holistic picture of the natural conditions of central Slovakia. It is divided into 8 sections, which present the land of this region; in one particular room animal sounds can be heard, which the visitors can turn on themselves by selecting them on the panel. Throughout the whole year, a number of related events take place herein such as animating programs and creative workshops. Very popular is a series called „Travelers' Tuesdays“ („Cestovateľské utorky“), which offers remarkable views on nature, both Slovak and worldwide, through the eyes of travelers.

Address:

  • Matthia´s House: Námestie Štefana Moyzesa 20, Banská Bystrica, 974 01
  • Thurzo´s House: Námestie SNP č. 4, Banská Bystrica, 974 01
  • The Tihányi Castle: Radvanská 27, Banská Bystrica, 974 01 

Opening hours:

Matthia´s House

Sezon Monday - Friday Sunday
June 15th - September 15th  9.00 - 17.00  10.00 - 12.00, 13.00 - 17.00 
September 16th - June 14th 8.00 - 16.00  10.00 - 12.00, 13.00 - 17.00 

Thurzo´s House

Sezon Monday - Friday Sunday
June 15th - September 15th  9.00 - 17.00  10.00 - 12.00, 13.00 - 17.00 
September 16th - June 14th 8.00 - 16.00  10.00 - 12.00, 13.00 - 17.00 

The Tihányi castle

Day Time
Monday - Friday 8.00 - 16.00 
Sunday 9.00 - 11.30, 12.30 - 16.00 

Pricelist:

  • Permanent expositions

Admission Price
Basic admission  2,00 €
Children, students, retirees  1,00 €
Family admission (2 adults, 2 children)  5,00 €
Invalids, children (0 - 6 y.), teacher Free

  • Exhibitions

Admission Price
Basic admission  1,00 €
Children, students, retirees  0,50 €
Family admission (2 adults, 2 children)  2,50 €
Invalids, children (0 - 6 y.), teacher Free
Workshops, video, presentations  0,50 €

Adress

Námestie SNP 4 , Banská Bystrica , 97401

Contact details

 

Our tip for gastro services:

  • Koliba Rustikana Nemecká
    Chalet Rusticana
    Original Slovak chalet in the village of Nemecká
    distance: 28,14 km
    benefit: 10 % discount
  • tálska bašta
    Tálska Bašta - Hotel Partizán****
    There you can expect an excellent gourmet experience in the form of traditional and lucrative offer of dishes from grandmothers.
    distance: 47,56 km
    benefit: 5% discount

Our tip for outdoor activities:

  • Paintball Banská Bystrica
    PAINTBALL-GAME Banská Bystrica
    Military paintball near Banská Bystrica.
    distance: 10,79 km
  • hucul-hlavna
    Slovak Hucul Club
    Slovak Hucul Club is an environmental non-profit organization founded to rescue and protect Hucul horses, and it is located in the Lom nad Rimavicou village (district of Brezno).
    distance: 51,2 km
  • pony farma-hlavna foto
    The Suchý Vrch Pony Farm
    An agroturist farm of family type.
    distance: 3,54 km

Our tip for relax:

  • salón krásy fann beauty banská bystrica
    FAnn BEAUTY Salons
    Providing care not only for the skin of your face, but also of your whole body in conjunction with intense relaxation.
    distance: 0,2 km
    benefit: 5 % discount
  • NATURE Wellness Center - Hotel Partizán****
    NATURE Wellness Center - Hotel Partizán****
    5% discount for Wellness Hotel Partizán**** in Tále resort
    distance: 47,56 km
    benefit: 5% discount

Tip for evening life:

  • MINISTRY of FUN Banská Bystrica
    MINISTRY of FUN Banská Bystrica
    the largest and the most modern club in Slovakia.
    distance: 0,75 km
  • SIRIUS CLUB Brezno
    SIRIUS CLUB Brezno
    Prestigious disco club SIRIUS attracts visitors by its unique design that makes a pleasant impression on you immediately after entering
    distance: 50,61 km
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