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Apponyi Hunting Museum

Aponyho_muzeum03.jpgSince 1993 visitors to Oponice have been able to visit the Apponyi Hunting Museum located in the Renaissance building known as the small manor house to the locals.Aponyho_muzeum02.jpg The museum houses a number of exhibits connected to the Apponyi and Bartakovic families as well as the Bernolák priests active in Oponice at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. Visitors will certainly take an interest in the art collection, the period furniture, the Bernolák library, hunting trophies and sacral items from the local church. Since 2005, the ground floor of the museum has also hosted an exhibit of artefacts of an aircraft from the Tribeč Mountains that crashed here at the end of World War II. Visitors to the museum can combine their visit with a trip to see the Apponyi graves near the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, where the major figures of this ancient clan are buried. It is normally opened for visitors on All Saints' Day. A single organ was ordered in the church by Countess Sofia Apponyi, which is used to organize regular organ concerts, in particular on the feast of the patrons of the church.