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Pieniny Museum

Pieniny Museum Józef Szalaya is located in the building of the former border guard in Szlachtowa near Szczawnica. The exhibition leads visitors along the trail of the past of the Pieniny region. We get to know those who have lived here for centuries, before the spa in Szczawnica was established. We learn what the Dunajec River and mountain pastures meant to them. We will hear why they had to leave their homes and lands. We start our walk along the Dunajec Gallery - a river that connects the towns of Pieniny: Czorsztyn, Sromowce, Szczawnica and Krościenko, becoming part of their history. Cultural heritage is intertwined with the natural heritage of the Pieniny region. We enter the Pieniny microcosm - the borderland of cultures, religions and nationalities. We are entering the 13th century, the time of erecting defensive castles in the Pieniny Mountains and establishing settlements by St. Kinga, we continue our journey through time, visiting temples of various denominations and local houses. We get to know the inhabitants of the Pieniny villages, who were united by a common pastoral economy, similar construction, and folk costume. We learn about their characteristic occupations - rafting among the Highlanders and tinkering among the Ruthenians. The further route leads through the resort in Szczawnica and leads us to modern times. You can get to know the healing methods used in the 19th-century health resort, discover the charm of the former Szczawnica landscapes and interiors. You will meet bathing guests, many of whom came from the aristocratic, scientific, literary and artistic elites, which was extremely important for the development of culture in this region. We finish the trip on the banks of the Dunajec River, on the former Pieniny Road - a favorite place for walks of guests from Szczawnica.
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Museum hall - stove, bed, cradle, shelves on the walls

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  1. ul. Łemkowska 37, Szlachtowa
    34-460 Szczawnica
  2. Opening hours
    May 1 - September 30
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
    10.00 - 17.00
    last entrance to the exhibition - 16.15

    10.00 - 16.00
    last entrance to the exhibition - 15.15

    October 1 - April 30
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
    10.00 - 16.00
    last entrance to the exhibition - 15.15

    10.00 - 16.00
    last entrance to the exhibition - 15.15

    The museum is closed on Mondays, days after holidays, Holy Saturday, the first and second day of Easter, Corpus Christi and on January 1, January 6, November 1, December 24, 25, 26
  3. There is a large, free car park for cars and coaches next to the Museum.

    Distances to the Pieniny Museum:
    from the center of Krościenko - 9.2 / 16 minutes by car
    from the center of Szczawnica - 4 km / 6 minutes by car
    from the Homole Gorge - 1.7 km / 2 minutes by car
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Educational offer

Supplementary offer

A large building behind the fence with the inscription MUZEUM PEININŚKIE

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Szlachtowa is a perfect starting point in the Pieniny Mountains - both in their higher parts and picturesque valleys. Hence, it is also close (less than 5 km) to the center of Szczawnica, a popular health resort. The Pieniny Museum in Szlachtowa offers accommodation in standard guest rooms.

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