Prešov Regional Museum

Krajské múzeum v Prešove
Contact: Dr Božena Tomášová (f) Director
Hlavná 86, 080 01 Prešov, Slovakia
421 (0) 51 773 4708, 421 (0) 51 759 8220
421 (0) 51 772 1225
9am-5.30pm Tue, 9am-5pm Wed-Fri, 2pm-6pm Sun, closed Sat and Mon

Located in the historic Rákoczi Palace in the centre of Prešov, Prešov Regional Museum originated in 1945 as a Municipal Museum, later becoming a Regional Museum and from 1961 the Museum of the Slovak Council Republic.

In addition to exhibitions of natural history, archaeology, history and ethnography, the museum incorporates: an Art History exhibition showing the development of handicrafts, fine art and ways of living from the mid 18th to the early 20th centuries; a Guns exhibition containing guns of different historic eras from the 16th to the early 20th centuries; and a Man and Fire exhibition, a unique collection which presents the history of fire-fighting in Slovakia.