Between the romanesque and baroque periods

The exhibition presents the area of the Šalek Valley from the first written mentions of the valley in the 12th century to the end of the 17th century, when its medieval society started to disappear. It represents a selection of the most important remains, left behind by a long period of 500 years. The exhibition consists of three parts: the sacral, the rural and the noble, which try to present the division of the medieval society.

In the sacral part, a reconstructed stone altar of St. Judoc from Paški Kozjak from the 17th century, three late gothic statues, sacral tableware and original frescos from the Švarcenštajn castle stand out among the exhibited items. The rural part of the exhibition is presented through the reconstruction of “Kavčnikova dimnica” (Kavčnik’s Smokehouse), while the noble part presents archeological findings and items for everyday use. The central part of the room is dedicated to the enlarged Vischer’s map from 1670, as well as to the model of the Šalek Valley, which presents the church and the castle network of the valley.

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Permanent exhibition

In 1964, extensive earthworks were made in Škale pri Velenju due to the sinking of the land. One of the engineers found remains of large bones. The excavations were carried out by the Institute of...

Castle Chapel

Permanent exhibition

The castle chapel, which was newly consecrated in 2016, is located in the north-west defence tower, which was given a new role in the 17th century. The chapel, where quite a few domestic noble...


Permanent exhibition

The collection displays objects that were collected by the Czech academic sculptor František Foit during his travel and stay in Africa from 1947 to 1971. Everyday objects are on display (small...

Old shop - Reconstruction of a shop with mixed goods from the beginning of the 20th Century

Permanent exhibition

The collection represents a reconstruction of a general merchandise store from the first half of the 20th century. The collection is equipped with original furniture from various shops: market...

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