The Homeland Studies Museum in Hlohovec is situated in the Franciscan Monastery from 1492 and it also includes the monastery canteen and the refectory with stucco decoration. Besides this, visitors can also see expositions of pottery, porcelain and glasswork as well as the collection of historical bells and stone sculptures.
EXPOSITION OF HISTORICAL FURNITURE
The most precious piece of furniture is the wardrobe with striped and figural intarsia from the middle of the 18th century.
EXPOSITION HLOHOVEC – FEUDAL TOWN
Presents the town history since the oldest written record until the period of Bourgeois Revolution in 1848/1849 as well as the history of the manor, originally the castle Hlohovec.
EXPOSITION “FRANCISCANS IN SLOVAKIA”
Is the only museum exposition in Slovakia which presents life of Franciscans in the past. The monastery library used to keep the valuable Glagolitic fractions, the oldest relic written in Glagolitic alphabet in Slovakia.
EXPOSITION – VERTEBRATE IN HLOHOVEC SURROUNDINGS
This exposition makes its visitors familiar with the main representatives of this kind of fauna in the region.
EXPOSITION – WOMEN’S NATIONAL COSTUME
presents the traditional women’s national costume typical for the towns of Hlohovec, Piešťany and Trnava from the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century and from the interwar period.
PORCELAIN, STONEWARE AND GLASSWARE IN THE FOLK-ART ENVIRONMENT
Porcelain cups and plates from the end of the 19th century were placed on the shelves and children used to dream of the dolls with porcelain heads. Holy water pots and statuettes of saints were quite common.
EXPOSITION – PREHISTORIC SETTLEMENT OF THE REGION
Presents the objects which document the prehistoric and early historic settlement of the museum region.
EXPOSITION OF HISTORICAL PORTRAITS AND GRAPHIC ARTS
Presents oil paintings coming mainly from the inventory of the manor Hlohovec, specifically from the family picture gallery, which included also portraits of the Erdődy family as well as their relatives and monarchs.
Source: Vlastivedné múzeum v Hlohovci