A romantic castle full of mysterious stories.
News / announcements / notices
Dear visitors, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that, based on the order of the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic to increase the number of visits and availability of cultural services, from October 2022, free admission to the SNM-Museum Bojnice exhibition is always available on the first WEDNESDAY of the month, instead of the previous first Sunday in months.
We would like to inform visitors that the Golden Hall is excluded from the tour route in the event a wedding takes place there.
About Bojnice Castle
Bojnice Castle is one of the oldest and most important monuments in Slovakia. It stands on a travertine mound above the city. The first written record of the castle dates back to 1113 – the deed of the Zobor Abbey. Bojnice Castle was originally a wooden castle, an upgrade of the former hillfort. Over the course of the 13th century, the castle was rebuilt in stone by the Poznań family. A natural travertine cave with a diameter of 22 m and a height of 6 m is part of Bojnice Castle. The Bojnice Castle is surrounded by a landscape park.
History of the museum
The idea of setting up a museum in the Bojnice Castle came from its last noble owner, Count Ján Pálffy. In his will dated November 14, 1907, he expressed his wish that the castle be made available to the public and that the works of art remain in their original places for visitors to see. The Bojnice Museum is a specialized art-historical museum with nationwide scope. Bojnice Castle is one of the oldest and most important monuments in Slovakia.