en.infoglobe.cz » SK: Kosice – East Slovakian Museum

SK: Kosice – East Slovakian Museum

Published: 5.6.2014
Today we visit the eastern metropolis – Kosice. We visit one of the oldest and most important Slovakian museums – East Slovakian Museum. We tell you something about its foundation and individual exhibitions.

The foundations of the facility that takes care of Kosice landmarks were laid by Imrich Henszlmann. This native of Kosice was an important collector of art. Later it led to the foundation of the museum. This effort became real in 1872when thanks to Klimkovich brothers and Mr Myszkovski founded an upper-Hungarian museum society in Kosice. Imrich Henszlmann, the principal supporter of this idea, after his death donated 3000 works of art, rich library, correspondence, manuscripts and other collections. Henszlmann’s heritage became the foundation of exhibition items for the museum. Since them the museum had gone through interesting development, changed it place of residence and its managers. Despite all of this it offers an attractive glimpse into the history of Slovakia.

Východoslovenské muzeum v Košicích

Today East Slovakian Museum has more than 500 000 items. Selected items are exposed in nine permanent exhibition scattered in several buildings.

Východoslovenské muzeum v Košicích    Východoslovenské muzeum v Košicích
Golden Treasure of Kosice
One of the most attractive exhibitions at the museum is the Golden Treasure of Kosice. It was discovered on August 24, 1935 during a construction in Main Street No 68 in Kosice. This unique discovery was one of the most important in European and even world standards. It consists of 2920 coins, ducats, double ducats, three golden medals and a renaissance golden chain. In the present, it is attractively and interactively promoted in a specially designed safe in the renovated building of the East Slovakia Museum in Kosice. (Namesti Maratonu miru No 2).

Košický zlatý poklad
Nature of Carpathians
Another attractive exhibition is the Nature of Carpathians. It shows less known works of magical Mother Nature. It unveils also beauty hidden in stationary rocks and minerals. Collections of natural history offer rich mosaic of knowledge, interestigness, and beauties. After walk in the museum halls you will leave with an aesthetical experience and you will expand your knowledge. (Hviezdoslavova 3)

Century of art
Know the development of art and crafts in another exhibition. Permanent ethnographic museum called Century in Art captures the countryside of Above hundred years ago. It also offers masterpieces such as three wooden hives, historical drug store U Boziho Oka built in the 19th century, Gothic, Baroque plastics, paintings or contemporary furniture. (Hviezdoslavova 3)

Kosice Centuries
See and learn about the past of free royal city of Kosice you can even behind the walls of Miklusovska Prison. The Kosice Century exhibition will lead you through the history of town guilds, market, law and university. Underground spaces, torture chamber and prison cells will bring a mysterious even chilling atmosphere. See also Executor’s apartment with original executioners’ swords. Computer visualization will bring closer the history and construction changes of the place. (Hrnčiarská č. 7 - Katova basta)

Rodosto – memorial house of Frantisek II Rakoczi
For lovers of Hungarian history it is ideal to visit a unique replica of the Frantisek II Rakoczi exile house. He came from Turkish town Rodosto. The exhibition will take you to the year of 1906 when remains of the prince were ceremonially delivered here from exile. Original, decorated interior of the dinning room will take you to the Orient. Various interactive features are included in the exhibition. (Hrnčiarská No 7)

Rodošto – památný dům Františka II. Rákocziho
Medieval fortification of Kosice
Shooting chambers or casemates will try to attract your attention. They were redesigned in 2012. In these rooms, there is an exhibition of firearms. In chronological order it shows how they developed since their beginning until the 18th century. In one of the shooting chambers there was even unveiled its original pavement. Also, interesting is the epitaph of one gunpowder producer: " Who made powder, became powder and will rise from powder on the Judgment Day ... " . (Hrnčiarská No 7 - Katova bašta)

Urban’s Tower
Kosice is a city of rich history one can admire everywhere. In the Wax Museum, located in a unique bell tower from the 14th century, you can also meet important characters of Kosice who were closely related to history, art or politics. On the top floor there is an exhibition with a selection of sacral and utility smithery in east Slovakia. Visit of the Urban’s Tower could bring nice variety to your walk on Walk Street (Urban’s Tower, Hlavní 3)

Dům řemesel
We recommend you to visit a relatively new museum building – the House of Crafts where historical crafts and their contemporary traditions are presented to the public. (Hrnčiarská No 11).

Dům řemesel
Church of Kozuchovce
At the end, do not miss wooden church of Kozuchovce built in 1741 located at the museum yard. It is a part of outdoor compounds of Island of Culture – Open Zone 1 (Náměstí Maratonu míru Mo 2)

Kostelík z Kožuchovců
East Slovakian Museum in Kosice offers really large variety of exhibitions. We happily recommend you to visit it.

Text: Oskar Mazgut

Source and photo: vsmuzeum.sk



Discussion at the article (0)


Related Articles

SR, Presov – The Gem of Saris
Published: 11.5.2016
Today we move to Slovakia’s third largest city to learn about its beauties, sights and interesting facts. It is situated in the region which gave it its name. The city is also famous for the Shroud of Turin. Last but not least, the city is the place from where you enter diverse region of Saris. Maybe you have guessed what this article is about. Yes, it is Presov.

SK, Betliar – Historical Park
Published: 4.5.2016
About 3 kilometers from Roznava town there is Betliar, a fabulous small village. There is the most visited chateau in southeast Slovakia and also beautiful nature park the history of which began in the 18th century.

SK, Galmus: Extraordinary Siklava Rock – VIDEO
Published: 12.4.2016
In case you fancy less known places in nature then today is your day as we take you to the mountain area of Galmus that is situated in the north of the Volovske Hills. The area is about 20 kilometers from Spisska Nova Ves and also near to Krompach.

SK, Kosice – Main Street II
Published: 21.1.2016
Once we took a look at parks, the singing fountain, or the underground of Main Street we move to city’s most famous sights.

SK, Kosice – Main Street I
Published: 14.1.2016
When we left the East Slovakian Museum we set off for a walk along Kosice’s pride – Main Street. In this street, the majority of the most important sights is located.

SK, Kosice – A Tour of a Museum
Published: 31.12.2015
The metropolis of the east welcomed us with open hands. We saw its most beautiful thing – the Gold Treasure of Kosice. We inspected it thoroughly and with great deal of enthusiasm. Then we moved on to see other interesting galleries in the museum.

SK, Mala Trna – Unique Observation Tower
Published: 25.4.2018
On the following lines we take you to eastern Slovakia to the world-famous Tokaj wine region. We will not visit wine cellars, however but an observation tower unique for its architectonic style and vista it offers.

SK, Kosice – The City of Gold Treasure
Published: 24.12.2015
We haven’t visited Slovakia’s second largest city for quite a long time. We cme upon a decision to change this. We packed our things, start our car and drove to the east.

SK: Kezmarok – Sights Everywhere I
Published: 26.12.2013
Last week we wandered in a royal city under the Tatras - Kezmarok and today we will continue in this visit. This time we go to the streets of the historic center, where we will meet with dominant architectural gems.

Eastern Slovakia: Solivar - Unique Technical Monument I.
Published: 23.2.2012
Today we head back along the eastern Slovakia. In our two-part series, we are going to visit one of the most technical monuments in the Slovak Republic - Prešov Solivar.

SK, Haj: A Road To Magical Waterfalls - VIDEO
Published: 1.9.2015
Lets join us for a hike in Slovakian Karst’s beautiful valley between Hajsky Hill and Miglinc. There, Haj, a small village is located. You can travel there to Zadielska plain which is nearby or to Turnansky castle. Today, we visit another sight – Hajske waterfalls and cascades.

SK, Smolník – Royal Mining Town
Published: 7.5.2015
There are many beautiful places in eastern Slovakia, we visit one of them today. We stop in the town of Smolnik, Gelnica District. It has rich mining history, unusual architectonic sights, and it is surrounded with beautiful nature ideal to have a nice hike.

SVK: Košice - St. Michael Chapel
Published: 11.8.2011
Close to St. Elizabeth Cathedral, just in the heart of city centre of East Slovakian town of Košice, another jewel of Gothic architecture - St. Michael Chapel - is to be found.

Eastern Slovakia: Šariš Region – Castle of Šariš I.
Published: 9.2.2012
Eastern Slovakia: Šariš Region – Castle of Šariš I. Since immemorial time grew up in strategic positions, almost near all major trade routes and waterways, stone castles, watch towers and even the palace. From many, the once dreaded power seats, today is preserved only ruins shrouded in legends. Today we will visit together the unique ruins of the Šariš region - Šariš Castle.

Eastern Slovakia: Castle Krásna Hôrka
Published: 22.3.2012
In the 13th century began the history of the national cultural heritage, Krásná Hôrka castle, which is today part of the SNM - Museum Betliar. In 2011 the castle underwent reconstruction of the premises and visitors had the opportunity to see an extremely valuable collection.

SK: Kezmarok – Castle of Black Lady I
Published: 9.1.2014
As we promised in the last article, today our journey in the royal city Kežmarok ends at the castle. Kezmarok Castle, which was one of the few forts in the world that does not stand on a hill, hides many interesting and mysterious nooks. We will visit these in this article.

SK: Kezmarok – Castle of Black Lady II
Published: 16.1.2014
In the last part we briefly introduced you to rich history of Kezmarok Castle. Today we will visit a unique museum. It is located in the castle and we recommend you to visit it very much.

SK: Kezmarok – Kingdom Below the Tatras
Published: 19.12.2013
Today our steps are directed to eastern Slovakia. To the royal city of Kezmarok that is not only a significant historical center of the region of Spis but it is also a place of cultural variety and unique personalities.

SK: Kezmarok – Sights Everywhere II
Published: 2.1.2014
Last week we visited the sights of Kezmarok. The wooden church, the lyceum of Kezmarok, a new evangelical church, town hall and a museum housing culture. Today we are in our journey sightseeing continue.

SK: Kezmarok - Turbine, Grandma below the Tatras
Published: 5.12.2013
At Huncovska road by the royal city of Kezmarok there is a small, hardly noticeable building. It hides a mysterious history within. It is the oldest small water power plant in Slovakia. Today it provides locals with electricity.


Related Photogallery

SK, Kosice - The Metropolis of the East
The Pearl of Slovakia it is Kosice. The second largest Slovakian city is the home to the famous G...

SK, Hajske Waterfalls – The Beauty of Water
Near the village of Haj you can find the amazing area of the Slovak Karst. There is a number of w...

SR:  Kezhmarok – the royal town of the East
We invite you together with us by means of a photo gallery to visit the regional town of Kez...

SVK: Sabinov - East Slovakian Small Town
Small town of Sabinov is placed along Torysa-river, East Slovakia, Prešov Region. The locality ha...


Related Videos

SK, Galmus: Siklava Rock
Today we take you to not that well known area of Galmus which you can find on the north of the Vo...

SK, Spissky Castle - Monumental Beauty
On the border of Presovsky and Kosicky regions and the regions of Spis and Saris there is a uniqu...

SK, Hajske Waterfalls
We lost our way once to the beautiful village of Haj during our trips across Slovakia. The vill...

Place

Czech republic

Partner:

Vyžaduje Adobe Flash Player

Partners:

We were awarded the certificate even thanks to you!

Dôveryhodná firma 2017

 

Guide:

Important Information:

Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.

Mobile application:

aplikácia Infoglobe

stiahnuť zadarmo pre Androidstiahnuť zadarmo pre iPhone

 

 

Today:thursday 24. 5. 2018
Holiday:Jana
Today:
thursday 24.5.
24 °C
Tomorrow:
friday 25.5.
24 °C