Museum of Coins and Medals in Kremnica

Location: Banskobystrický kraj, okres Žiar nad Hronom, Kremnica

GPS: N48°42'14'' E18°55'3''

The town of Kremnica offers its visitors a unique opportunity to become familiar with the history of money in Slovakia from the earliest times up to the present day, with a particular focus laid on the production of the world-famous Kremnica Mint.

The Museum of Coins and Medals of the National Bank of Slovakia is a unique museum that specializes in the area of numismatics. An exhibition called the Two Sides of Money as the only of its kind in Slovakia provides a comprehensive view of the history of money and medals in Slovakia.

The five-story historical building of a local  burgher house offers a chance to learn more about various means of payment (proto money, earliest coins and banknotes, current circulating currency) that have been used in Slovakia from the Renaissance era up to the present. Visitors can also become familiar with the history and production of the world-famous Kremnica Mint and its more-than-600-year tradition, as well as with the history of the free royal mining town of Kremnica and its mining and metallurgical industries. An excursion to a mine in the museum's underground areas is also available.

The Town Castle in Kremnica, a long-term art-historical exhibition called Trends in art-collecting in the 15th-18th centuries with the subtitle Private and public collecting in Kremnica and the gallery premises in Štefánik square in Kremnica are all part of the NBS - Museum of Coins and medals in Kremnica.

The jewels of graphic art of the 15th-18th centuries from the collections of the NBS - Museum of Coins and Medals have been for the first time presented in a more comprehensive manner in the exhibition Trends in art-collecting in the 15th-18thcenturies installed in the Late Gothic burgher house in the town square. The presented works of art are primarily from various town, church and public collections from Kremnica. The exhibition showcases works of art in attractive setting of a medieval house, as if they were a part of the everyday life in the private section of the burgher house interior from the late 19th century. In addition to many recently restored art works, the exhibition presents period furniture and lovely articles of utility.

Author: RZ BB

Source: NBS - Múzeum mincí a medailí