About exhibition

THURZO – FUGGER
interactive exhibition


The THURZO – FUGGER Interactive Exhibition, located in Barbican – Town Castle, unveils mining history of Banska Bystrica and the surrounding villages and towns, particularly during the era of the renowned Thurzo-Fugger Company and the Copper Hammer Mill. This captivating tour takes you back 500 years to the flourishing times of mining in Banska Bystrica and its vicinity.

Come and relocate yourself through time and space, uncovering unfamiliar or long-forgotten things. The exhibition tour lasts approximately 1.5 2 hours (at least 1 hour). The maximum capacity for one entry is 10 people.

Augmented and virtual reality


Thanks to state-of-the-art technology, the exhibition provides a unique experience.

The exhibition will also provide you with information about other places in Banská Bystrica and the surrounding villages where you can go to explore the mining history in our region such as: Špania Dolina, Staré Hory, Moštenica, Ľubietová, Tajov, Malachov.

The establishment of the exhibition was inspired by the international project, the European Fugger Route, whose partners include not only Banska Bystrica but also the cities of Augsburg and Bad Hindelang from Germany, Schwaz and Hall in Tirol from Austria and Sterzing from Italy.




Current info

When are we open?  
Always up-to-date information



Current info

The exhibition will be CLOSED due to full occupancy by booked groups as follows:

26. 4. 2024 – od 9:00 – 11:30 h
30. 4.
2024 – od 9:00 – 11:30 h
2. 5. 2024 – od 9:00 – 11:30 h
14. 5. 2024 – od 9:00 – 12:30 h
15. 5. 2024 – od 9:00 – 12:30 h



SEPTEMBER – JUNE

Monday – Friday:
9:00 am 5:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday:
10:00 am 6:00 pm

Entry is possible every half an hour.
Last entry: one hour before closing time.

JULY – AUGUST

Monday – Sunday:
10:00 am 6:00 pm

Entry is possible every half an hour.
Last entry at: 5:00 pm

Duration of the tour: 1.5 2 hours (minimum 1 hour)


Admission fees for
individuals and groups



Adults


Reduced ticket

(student, children over 6 years, retired over 62 years)


Family ticket

(2 adults + 2 children)


Group ticket – adults

per person for group of 5 or more

Group ticket – reduced fee

student, children under 6 years, retired over 62 years per person for group of 5 or more


Guided tour in Slovak

max. 10 persons, price for group


Guided tour in English/German

maximum 10 persons, price for group


Free of charge:

children under 6 yo, seniors over 70 yo, tour guides with group, the handicapped, blood donors with donor card

Reviews


  • Hana V. from Trenčín, František P.
    Thank you for the wonderful tour by the erudite guides, we enjoyed it very much. Very nicely done exhibition full of interesting information, presented in an attractive way. Thanks again.
    Hana V. from Trenčín, František P.
    Nová Ľubovňa
  • Erika Č., Aneta S.
    Thank you for the wonderful world-class exhibition. A splendid hands-on and educational exhibit, very beautifully and aesthetically done. May you be successful in further enhancing and popularizing the history of BB and the surrounding area.
    Erika Č., Aneta S.
  • Marianna R., Emča, Olivi, Evita, Šarlot
    Thank you for the excellently put together tour, for the pleasant and interesting speech of the guides and we greatly appreciate that you are open all days of the week! It´s the most beautiful place! It was great here, especially the talking pictures and also the adit. Great exhibition!
    Marianna R., Emča, Olivi, Evita, Šarlot
  • Jiří Š. from Mimon
    Very visual and engaging exhibition, perceived not only by sight and hearing but also by touch (the ingot) which enhances the experience and memorability. Thank you!
    Jiří Š. from Mimon
    (ČR)
  • Daniel S., mayor
    Heartfelt thanks for amazing, interactive tour and a view into history of Banska Bystrica. It was a great pleasure, and we will definitely come again. Warm greetings from the twin city delegation of Halberstadt.
    Daniel S., mayor
    Halberstadt (DE)
  • Students at Evangelical Grammar School
    Thank you very much for amazing and interesting exhibition tour. We also thank you for doing the tour in amazing German!
    Students at Evangelical Grammar School
    Sachsenheim (DE)
  • L family
    Very nice museum. So far, we knew the history of Fugger and Thurzo from German point of view but not the Slovak/ Hungarian empire one. Even back then, Europe was intensely connected. Huge thanks for the nice insight of mining in Slovakia.
    L family
    Augsburg (DE)
  • Ivana M.
    Thank you very much for the excellent and breathtaking interpretation and exhibition. A world-class exhibition! It is obvious that you do it from the heart. We enjoyed it very much - an hour is not enough.
    Ivana M.
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