The Kysuce Museum is a specialised regional cultural institution focusing on the purposeful collection, protection, scientific and professional processing and access to material documents with a focus on museum documentation of the development of nature and society, science and technology, culture and art in the territory of Kysuce, from the first traces of settlement to the present day.

  • Latitude:     49º 26' 23,476″ N
  • Longitude:  18º 47' 22,215″ E

The first concept of a museum exposition of the region was developed in 1932 by Ľudovít Janota and he proposed to install it in Palárik's house. In the interwar period, collections of material documents from the social development of Kysuce were also collected, but they have not been preserved in a coherent form.

The museum was founded on 1 October 1971 as the District Museum of Local History in Čadca, with effect from 1 January 1972. In order to save and restore the most valuable monuments of folk architecture, preparations for the construction of an exposition of folk architecture and housing in Kysuce began shortly after the establishment of the museum.

Initially, the museum substituted and preferred the tasks of monument care and nature conservation, or activities in the field of interest-oriented local history work. The year 1974, when the name was changed to the Kysuce Museum, can be considered a significant turning point. In this period, the systematic creation of ethnographic collections and their professional processing began and the first exhibition from the museum's collections was prepared. In the second half of the 1970s, it was possible to build up the basic collection of the museum by intensive acquisition activities in the field. During this period, a significant fact was the formation of the Museum's Scientific Council, composed of representatives of some institutes of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, central museums and other institutions.