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The time required is approx. 1 hour.
The time required is approx. 1 hour.

The Museum of Roma Culture in Slovakia is a special component of the Slovak National Museum in Martin. The museum began to establish itself as the Documentation Center for Roma Culture in Slovakia in 2002. The museum specializes in Roma culture and informs the general public about its specifics through a rich collection.

The museum is currently located in the area of Slovak National Museum - Museum of the Slovak Village in Jahodnícke Groves in Martin. It has one permanent exhibition which bears the distinctive name of “Romano Drom / The Road of the Roma”. The exhibition presents the origin and history of the Roma from their ancestors' departure from their original homeland of India until their arrival to Europe. It pays special attention to the historicity of the presence of Roma in Slovakia. The majority of the exposition consists of the traditional culture and way of life of the Roma.

The exposition also aims to present the most common ways of earning a livelihood of the Roma - especially blacksmithing and music, including a reminder of the most important Roma artists, but also the processing of natural raw materials.

Attention is also paid to housing, food and clothing. The diversity of the Roma ethnic group is illustrated by a special part of the exposition devoted to the culture of the Vlach Roma (Vlachi), in which many archaic elements have been preserved.

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