The manor house and the archeopark
in Hanušovce nad Topľou
The Renaissance-Baroque manor house was built in the first half of the 18th century. It belonged to the Dessewffy family. During the Second World War, the headquarters of the labor camp was located here, which was created there for the needs of the construction of a railway line. Since 1976, the manor house has become the seat of the museum and you can find there several exhibitions: natural history, archeology, history or hunting, as well as period interiors. In the archeopark, visitors can learn about the five basic periods of prehistory and the early Middle Ages, through five dwellings and their equipment, as well as various technological devices and fields in the open air. They can try out various working technologies on their own skin, such as casting bronze, weaving, basket knitting, and others during the annual festivals, which take place there in spring and autumn. In the immediate vicinity is a small originally Renaissance manor house, which was built by the aristocratic Sooš's family in 1564. There is a library in it. Nearby is also the administrator's building, in which you can see the ethnographic exhibition Spirit of the Nation, which presents the folk culture of Šariš and Zemplín.