The Open-air Museum
The Museum of Folk Architecture
The open-air museum is the
oldest facility of its kind in Slovakia. It was open to
public in 1965. On an area of 1.5 hectares, arranged like
a park and garden, there are 24 exhibited buildings, which
present the folk culture and the construction of two
ethnic groups, Slovaks and Rusyns, living in the regions
of Upper Šariš and Northern Zemplín. They come from the
19th and 20th centuries and they typologically belong to
wooden constructions of the Carpathian type. There are
four types of buildings:
a/ Residential timber houses and their most common variants:
b/ Various agricultural constructions
c/ Technical constructions
d/ Sacral buildings:
The buildings are furnished and equipped with tools from the time when they were built. Outside the open-air museum there is a wooden church from Mikulášová, built in 1730, moved to Bardejovské Kúpele in 1931, and currently managed by the Šariš Museum.
The most precious exhibits:
- 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: 10.00 am - 12.30 am, 13.00 pm - 18.00 pm
Last entry to the exposition during summer tourist season is 30 minutes before the closing time.
Off The Season (1. 10. - 30. 4.): Tuesday - Sunday: 9.30 am - 12.30 am, 13.00 pm - 15.00 pm
For groups of visitors who anticipated the vision of The Open-air Museum in advance we can open up exposition from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm.
Standard lecturing services in Slovak (40 minutes).