Vihorlat Museum Humenné

Vihorlatské múzeum Humenné
Contact: Vasil Fedič Director
Contact: Dr Ivana Strakošová (f) Deputy
Telephone: 421 (0) 944 166 143
Námestie slobody 1, 066 01 Humenné, Slovensko
421 (0) 57 775 2240
421 (0) 57 775 2240
Mansion 1 May - 30 Oct.: 9am-6pm Mon-Fri, 2pm-6pm Sat-Sun; 1 Nov. - 30 Apr.: 8am-3pm Mon-Fri; Open Air Museum: 1 May - 30 Oct.: 9am-6pm Mon-Sun

Founded in 1960, the Vihorlat Museum at Humenné has been housed since 1969 at Humenné Mansion, a large Renaissance-Baroque building which was once the seat of the powerful Drugeth family. It houses an extensive collection of period furniture and fittings, documents and artefacts relating to the art, history and natural history of the Upper Zemplín region. Special exhibitions on display here include an Art History Collection, the Gallery of the Kings of Hungary, the Chinese Drawing Room, an arms collection and the unique Celtic-Dacian Coin Collection dating from the 2nd century BCE. The Natural History Collection displayed in the northern wing of the manor presents the natural features of the Humenné district. Rare wooden species are grown in the garden of the manor house and in the surrounding park there is an open-air museum of folk architecture.