Monday, March 31, 2014

Museum of photography and cinematography in Slovakia

We had a great chance to visit the Jozef Maximilian Petzval Museum in Spisska Bela. Andrzej is a photographer so we were laughing that it was a must-see for him ;) I also enjoyed it realy much.

Petzval inventions
Jozef Petzval was a mathematician, physicist and inventor who became famous for his work in optics. His achievements are used today in cinematography and astronomy. Among his inventions are the portrait lens and wide-angle lens. He also invented the opera glasses. You can see everything in the museum.

Museum is located in the center of Spisska Bela in the house of Jozef Petzval – the place where he was born and lived several years. The number of exhibits gathered there made an impression on us. You will find there not only the memorabilia of the inventor - the exhibition includes more than 600 exhibits documenting the history of photographic equipment. Beside the vast range of cameras and lenses visitors have also a chance to see how camera obscura and darkroom works or what stereoscopy (3D imaging) is. A part of exhibition is devoted to the beginnings of cinematography.

Visiting the museum with a digital guide. 

We highly recommend!

Contact:Petzvalova 30, 059 01 Spišská Belá
Phone: + 421 (0)52/459 13 07, +421(0)918 965 699,
Opening hours:
Monday - Saturday - 10:00 to 16:30 hrs.
Sunday - closed
adults € 1.50
discounted € 1.00

making photos € 1.00
Providing discounts on the basis of the discount coupons EBC - European Club Benefit


  1. Wonderfull museum and fotos, greeting from Belgium

    1. Thank you! And the museum is worth seeing :)


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