Slovak Open Air Village Museum SNM, Martin

Múzeum Slovenskej dediny SNM, Martin
Contact: Dr Anna Kiripolská (f) Head of Department
Jahodnícke háje, 036 01 Martin, Slovakia
Mailing address: 
Malá hora 2, P O Box 155, 036 80 Martin, Slovakia
421 (0) 43 413 2686, 421 (0) 43 423 9491
421 (0) 43 413 2686
May-Jun: 9am-6pm Tue-Sun, closed Mon; Jul-Aug: 9am-6pm daily; Sep-Oct: 9am-5pm Tue-Sun, closed Mon; Nov-Apr: 10am-2.30pm Tue-Fri and Sun, closed Sat and Mon

The Slovak Open Air Village Museum SNM offers the largest open-air ethnographic exhibition in Slovakia.

The exhibition premises cover an area of 15.5 hectares and feature 129 buildins, including dwellings, farms and technical, social and religious constructions from the regions of Orava, Liptov, Kysuce-Podjavorníky and Turiec, dating from the second half of the 19th to the first half of the 20th century. The most precious constructions are a squire estate from Vyšný Kubín from the year 1748 and the Roman-Catholic Church of St Stephen the King in Rudno, built in 1792 and interesting for its sculptural and pictorial interior decor. Another unique construction is a garden house from Slovenské Pravno with precious wall paintings created in the year 1792 and a restored carriage room from Moškovec.

From the Liptov region there are the estates of a masonry expert from Vavrišov and a small farmer from Východná with interior exhibitions on the way of living in the 1930s.

Since 1991 various events have been held on the premises of the Slovak Open Air Village Museum SNM in Martin, including showing traditional production, handicrafts, customs and folklore. Services offered to visitors, include a wide range of folk art articles, postcards and professional publications as well as refreshment possibilities in the log house pub, built in the year 1811.