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Múzeum SNP v Banskej Bystrici - The Museum of the Slovak National Uprising

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The Museum of the Slovak National Uprising (SNP) is situated in an architecturally unusual building built in 1969 as the Memorial of the Slovak National Uprising. It is located in the middle of a park that includes an open-air museum of heavy military equipment used in the SNP. The building symbolically divided into two parts linked by a bridge. Under the bridge, in the reverence hall with the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, burns the ever-burning light. The author of the memorial is Dušan Kuzma. A plane that provided the supplies to partisans using the airport Tri Duby in Sliač is located near the entrance to the park. The museum specialises in documenting the development of the Slovak society in the wartime years 1938-1939. Its exhibitions as well as the archives concentrate on materials concerning anti-fascist national fight for liberty and the Slovak National Uprising.

Múzeum SNP sídli v architektonicky nezvyčajnej budove, ktorá bola postavená v roku 1969 ako Pamätník SNP. Je zasadený do parku, v ktorom je umiestnený skanzen ťažkej bojovej techniky používanej v SNP.Budova je symbolicky rozdelená na dve časti spojené mostom. Pod mostom, v pietnej sieni pri hrobe neznámeho vojaka, horí večný oheň.Autorom projektu pamätníka je architekt Dušan Kuzma. Pri vstupe do areálu parku stojí lietadlo, ktoré zásobovalo povstalcov cez povstalecké letisko Tri Duby. Múzeum je špecializované na dokumentovanie vývoja slovenskej spoločnosti vo vojnových rokoch 1938 až 1939. Jeho expozície aj archív sa sústreďuje na materiály o protifašistickom národno-oslobodzovacom boji a Slovenskom národnom povstaní

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