The Folk Architecture Houses
in Čičmany

Čičmany are known, especially, for the unique painted log houses, which do not have the similarity in the slovak folk architecture.

The first historical mention of the village dates from the second half of the 13th century. In 1907 and 1921, the village suffered two major fires. Newly built houses were built as original wood. A preserved collection of log houses at the bottom of the village was declared a monument reservation in 1977.

Radena's house

The last preserved storey house in the village. The rare wooden storey houses were used by extended families, having as much as 30 members. It presents every life stage, customs, work activities, employment, livelihood, folk architecture and folk clothing.

House no. 42

Was built in 1913 and presents the companion housing, typical for Čičmany until the beginning of the 20th century. Modern exposition is created in the form of diorama – when a visitor enters the building, as a life has stopped in past.

Opening hours

Tuesday9.00 – 12.00 
12.30 – 15.00
Wednesday9.00 – 12.00 
12.30 – 15.00 
Thursday9.00 – 12.00 
12.30 – 15.00 
Friday9.00 – 12.00 
12.30 – 15.00 
Saturday8.00 – 12.00 
12.30 – 16.00 
Sunday 8.00 – 12.00 
12.30 – 16.00 

Ticket prices

Full ticket: 5 €/person – adult

Reduced ticket: 2,50 €/person –  child (7 – 15), student, holder of the card ISIC, EURO 26, ITIC, senior over 60 years, disabled people, war veteran

Family ticket: 12,50 € – 2 adults and 1 child (7 – 15), other children for free

Other discounts

Free admission: child (0 – 6), carer of disabled, holder of the card Union of Museums, holder of press card

Tour guide in English language: 15 €/group (must be booked at least 48 hours in advance)

Admission after opening hours: extra fee 100% (only for group over 10 people booked in advance)

We do not accept other discounts, it is not possible to combine discounts.                                                                                                                                                        Visitors are obliged to abide by the visitor regulations.


Address: OĽA Čičmany, Čičmany 137, 013 15 Rajecká Lesná

Telephone: +421 918 187 683

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