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The Exposition of Icons



Šarišské múzeum
Radničné námestie 27
085 01 Bardejov
Tel.: 00421-54-472 2009


Expozícia Ikony









It is the only separate specialized display of Eastern Rite icons in Slovakia. It includes displayed icons - paintings on wood - from the 16th to 19th centuries, on which the visitor can follow the development of Carpathian icons. Among other exhibits, there are icons on canvas with the topic of The Last Judgement, embroidered religious vestments and church furniture.

The Icons from the collection of The Šariš Museum in Bardejov were presented in many countries (Hungary, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic).

The one of the most distinguished was The World Exhibition in Osaka (Japan) in 1970. On the occasion of The World Exhibition in Osaka two sets of stamps with the theme of The Šariš Museum's icon  were released.


Stamps released on the occasion of the World Exhibition in Osaka   Attendance Record from The World Exhibition EXPO'70 in Osaka

In the year of 2001 another stamp with the theme of the icon from the Museum's collection was released.

Section from The St. Michael the Archangel's Icon

The Exposition of Icons was reinstalled in 2005. Acquired icons from the church in the village of Borov and other restored icons were added.

The most precious exhibits:

  • Strip of wooden icons Deesis from 16th century

  • Set of icons on wood from 16th century

  • Hodegetria, St. Michael the Archangel

  • St. Nicholas, St. Paraskieva

  • Complete Rococco iconostas from a wooden church in Zboj from 1766

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 - 12.00 pm, 12.30 pm - 16.30 pm

Off The Season (1. 10. - 30. 4.): Tuesday - Sunday: 8.30 am - 12.00 pm, 12.30 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).



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