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  • Kammerhofská 2, Banská Štiavnica
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The Slovak Mining Museum is the only one of its kind in the territory of Slovakia. It was founded in 1964 by the fusion of the City Museum and the State Mining Museum Dionýz Štúr. The museum provides a comprehensive picture and idea of mining as well as its related industries. Last but not least, it also documents the history of Banská Štiavnica and its surroundings.

Its rich collection consists of mineralogical-bearing, mining-technical, ethnographic, artistic-historical, archaeological and numismatic objects. The main seat of the museum is in the historical building complex Kammerhof - the former seat of the Chamber counts and the mining directorate.

Visitors will find here the largest exposition offering a view not only of mining equipment. The exhibition itself is divided into 9 exposition units, which present mining, mining education, the history of the most important mining office in our territory, as well as an artistic experience in the form of a portrait gallery - mining experts and prominent personalities, folk art with mining themes, festive mining clothing.

More than 800 original items, period illustrations, historical photographs and maps as well as functional models are exhibited here. Visitors can also look into the reception hall of the Chief Chamber Count or get to know the ancient mining traditions.

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