The Slovak Mining Museum was established in 1964 following the merger of the Town Museum and the State Mining Museum. The Open Air Mining Museum, which is one of its permanent expositions, is a unique museum of its kind in Slovakia.
Since it was set up, the Slovak Mining Museum has been building its collections focused on the area s of mineralogy, deposits, mining and technology, ethnology, art and history, archaeology and numismatics, as well as general history. It is a specialized museum that records the history of mining in Slovakia. It focuses on the whole of Slovakia, and within its region it also documents the history of Banská Štiavnicaand its environs.
The Slovak Mining Museum features the following permanent exhibitions:
Open air mining museum J.K. Hella 12
Old castle in Banská Štiavnica
New castle in Banská Štiavnica
Berggericht - Mineralogical exhibition
Jozef Kollár Gallery
Mining tunnel Glanzenberg
Kammerhof - Mining in Slovakia
Source: Slovenské banské múzeum