St. Anthony mansion - Museum in St. Anthony

Due to the current epidemiological situation, the museum is closed from 24.10.2020 until further notice
Region: Region Banská Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
District: Banská Štiavnica
City / Municipality: Svätý Anton
Latitude: 48° 25' 18.55200000009" / 48.421820000000025
Longitude: 18° 56' 33.000000000187" / 18.942500000000052
St. Anthony mansion - Slovakia 1 Owing to the unique integrity, authenticity and variability of collections, the entire complex of the manor house was declared national cultural monument in 1985.

The manor house was originally built in baroque style as a two-wing building with arcades surrounding an open courtyard with a baroque stone fountain (detail can be seen in the picture of Apotheosis of Death of Mary Gabriella Kohary). Museum´s expositions present an overview of the contemporary aristocrasy housing, as well as on the evolution of hunting in Slovakia.

In the middle of 18th century, Earl Andrej Kohary completed the process of re-building the manor house into a wealthy four-wing noble residence. The Kohary and Coburg families made an essential contribution in the history of the manor house.

Here, they concentrated beautiful pieces of artwork and crafts from various parts of the world (18th – 20th centuries). The rich furnishing of rooms reflects the way of life, taste and hobbies of the members of these families. The manor house has served the purpose of a museum since 1962; currently it is a museum of art, history and hunting.

Expositions

An inseparable part of the history of the mansion in Svätý Anton is Kohárys and Coburg, who collected here beautifull craftsmanship nad skilled hands of artists and master craftsmen from different parts of the world, from the early 18th century to the early 20th century.

The rich facilities of the mansion, you can admire in the art-historical exposition, it reflects the lifestyle, tastes and interests of the two families.Thanks to the unusual integrity, authentic form and diversity of the collections of the complex was in 1985 declared as nation cultural monument.

Hunting exposition, the largest of its kind in Slovakia, contains not only many rare trophy game, but also a rich collection of historical hunting weapons, paintings, art objects, book, magazines and photographs. Topics kynology, falconry, fishing and marksmanship are compelmented with the dioramas of the animals that living in Slovakia who love especially children.
Preserved
Baroque


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