Pohronské Museum in Nová Baňa was established in 1952 as a Town Museum by the initiative of antiques collector Anton Solčiansky. The Museum documents historical development of Stredné Pohronie delimited by the territory of Žiar region. There are more than 12,000 items in its collection.
Pohronské Museum has its seat in the former town hall building, which was originally a four-storey Gothic building from mid-14th century rebuilt in the middle of the 18thcentury. The building is a cultural monument. Museum collections comprise archaeological findings, mining artifacts, crafts and folk products (pottery, glass-making products, wood-carvings), weapons, numismatic artifacts and works of art documenting the history of this region, primarily of the town of Nová Baňa.
A model of an atmospheric machine for pumping of water from mines that was launched into operation in 1722 is a remarkable and precious exhibit. Moreover, you will find many interesting exhibits in all expositions of the Pohronské Museum – archeological, ethnographic, volcanological expositions, expositions focusing on history, burghers` houses interior, naive art, clocks and watches and an exposition of old photographs with the title "Novobanské reflexie".
Besides permanent expositions, Pohronské Museum organizes 10 – 12 exhibitions a year, on varied subjects, and it prepares lectures or thematic classes for those interested. A special library is also part of the Museum.
Source: Pohronské múzeum Nová Baňa