The Slovak National Uprising is one of the major milestones of 20th century Slovak history. And together with the Warsaw Uprising it is one of the largest armed campaigns against Nazism in Europe. The army played a crucial part in the uprising. The exhibition therefore captures the emergence of the first Czechoslovak uprising army and places its impact into the broad context of the events of the Slovak National Uprising. The Ministry of National Defence in London was therefore able to state: “It is really remarkable that Czechoslovak troops under the command of General Golian and later General Viest managed for so long and with such poor materiel to hold and retain territory against German troops who held an absolute superiority in tanks, artillery and air power. … The efforts made by the Slovak people and army during the two-month struggle are admirable and must be considered an important Czechoslovak contribution to the fight against Nazism.“

Although the exhibition does not include real collection items, it contains a number of interesting interactive elements. Whether this is the story of tank 313 (Lt vz. 38), or an interactive command table, where visitors to the exhibition can try their hand at command of the army during the Slovak National Uprising.

The Army in the Uprising – Slovak National Uprising 1944 exhibition was prepared by the Museum of the Slovak National Uprising in Banská Bystrica as one of the contributions to the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Uprising.

Opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday 10:00  -  18:00
Friday 10:00  -  18:00
Saturday 10:00  -  18:00
Sunday 10:00  -  18:00

Adjusting the opening hours

13. 12. 2019 14:00  -  18:00
24. 12. 2019 closed
25. 12. 2019 closed
31. 12. 2019 closed
1. 1. 2020 closed
17. 1. 2020 14:00  -  18:00

from 1 April to 31 October:
Monday–Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday–Sunday: 10 AM–6 PM
from 1 November to 31 March:
Monday–Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday–Sunday: 10 AM–6 PM

Entrance fees

You can buy a ticket at the ticket office or online on this page. 


Full 80 CZK
Reduced Reduced admission fee:
- For senior citizens over the age of 60;
- holders of physical disability (ZTP), ISIC or ITIC cards
- children from 6 to 15 years
- high school and university students upon presentation of a student identity card
60 CZK
Family Family
- For adults with children –max. 2 adults and 3 children

140 CZK
School excursions School excursions
- 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge

20 CZK / person

Groups: 10% discount from the standard admission fee - for an organised group of 30 or more people with collective paymen (except for school groups).

Free admission: Children up to 6 years; children from children’s homes or SOS children’s villages; holders of physical disability cards (ZTP, ZTP/P and people accompanying them); ICOM, the National Museum Society; holders of the Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport, Prague Card.

Filming, taking photos (no flash) for noncommercial use – free with valid ticket.

The ticket must be kept for the duration of the visit.


Fighting in Dubrava

Fighting in Dubrava

Evacuation of wounded soldiers from the railway station in Čremošné

Evacuation of wounded soldiers from the railway station in Čremošné

Redeployment of an insurgent infantry in Turiec region

Redeployment of an insurgent infantry in Turiec region

Distribution of weapons after 29 August 1944

Distribution of weapons after 29 August 1944