Spiš MuseumSpiš Museum
One of the oldest museums in Slovakia administers over 12 000 objects displayed in four exhibitions and three exhibition rooms. The history and the art of the town and the region are presented in Master Paul’s House, the historical Levoča town hall and the national cultural heritage monument Spiš Castle.
Museum presentations combine history with a current view on the art of the Spiš region. It had been multi-cultural since ancient times and once had lively contacts with the world. Among its prides are the Gothic Mary Magdalena from Danišovce with her fine features, a unique work by carver Master Paul, then the Levoča white lady and the majestic walls of the Spiš Castle.
The museum’s collection is greatly diversified. It is divided into archaeological, numismatic, ethnographical and art-history collections. Interesting collections include those of old books and prints from Levoča presses from the 17th – 19th centuries, a numismatic collection, a set of guild objects, from the art-history field there is a set of Gothic and Baroque art and paintings of the Levoča painter, Jozef Caucik, from the 19th century. The ethnography fund contains very valuable sets of paintings on glass and sculptures from the 19th century.