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The Historical Exposition

The Free Royal Town of Bardejov



Šarišské múzeum
Radničné námestie 48
085 01 Bardejov
Tel.: 00421-54-474 6038





The display is located in a historical building, the Gothic-Renaissance Town Hall, built in 1505 - 1511. It presents the medieval history of Bardejov, from the first written record in 1241 to the end of the 18th century, its economic, social, and cultural life. The biggest attention is paid to the 15th and 16th centuries, when Bardejov reached the top of its fame and wealth. The exhibited items document developed crafts, craftsmen's lives, trade, textile production, form and execution of town administration, town's right for self-defence, medieval book culture, education and fine arts.

The most valuable exhibits:

  • Group of sculptures called Small Calvary, made by the Master Paul from Levoča (a.k.a. Leuschau, Leutsovia) in 1520

  • St Nicholas's Altar from 1524

  • Janos Szilasi's Cup - made by a major Levoča goldsmith in 2nd half of 18th century

  • Set of Renaissance burghers' epitaphs from the 17th century

  • Queen Elizabeth's ring with brilliants

Opening hours and Admission Fee


- Tuesday - Sunday:  open

- Mondays: open only for groups booked in advance

- Bank Holidays - Summer Tourist Season (May - September): open

- Bank Holidays – Off The Season (October - April): closed

Summer Tourist Season (1. 5. - 30. 9.): Tuesday - Sunday: 8.30 am - 12.30 am, 13.00 pm - 16.30 pm

Off The Season (1. 10. - 30. 4.): Tuesday - Sunday: 8.30 am - 12.30 am, 13.00 pm - 16.00 pm


Admission Fee


Basic Fee


Reduced Fee (Pensioners, Students)

  2,00 €    



Fee for families (Two adults – basic fee + 1 – 4 children under 15 years – free entry)

  8,00 €

Unified Basic Fee (For The Expositions of Folk Lore and The Open-air Museum)                                                

        7,00 €

Unified Basic Fee (For The Historical Exposition, The Exposition of Icons and The Exosition of Natural Scienes)

      10,00 €



Amateur Photo and Video (for Non-Commercial Purpose)


Wedding Photo


       Photo and video  (for Commercial Purpose):      40,00     













Information system:

  • Standard lecturing services in Slovak (30 minutes).


Permanent Expositions

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