Palóc Museum

Palóc Museum information

Balassagyarmat , Hungary
Palóc liget 1
+36 35 300 168
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adult/child 700/350Ft
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sun
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The Palóc Museum in Palóc Park (a lovely green space of mature trees and grassy corners, and perfect for a picnic) was purpose-built in 1914 to house Hungary's richest collection of Palóc artefacts and is a must for anyone planning to visit traditional villages in the Cserhát Hills.

The standing exhibit 'From Cradle to Grave' on the 1st floor takes you through the important stages in the life of the Palóc people, and includes pottery, superb carvings, mock-ups of a birth scene, a classroom and a wedding. There are also votive objects used for the all-important búcsúk (church patronal festivals). But the Palóc women's agility with the needle - from the distinctive floral embroidery in blues and reds to the almost microscopic white-on-white stitching - leaves everything else in the dust.