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The museum is located in the national cultural heritage monument Bojnice Castle in the Upper Nitra Valley. It belongs to the most significant monuments in Slovakia ranking among the most visited museums. Its principal aim is to document the history and the construction development of the castle, life of aristocracy in the past, present works of classical art, artistic crafts and artifacts from the period of historicism in Slovakia.
The collection fund of the museum comprises painting, sculpting and art and craft works from the Gothic period, Renaissance, Baroqu and Classicism as well as 19th century neo-styles. The collections contain samples of painting works by significant European painters such as Jacobo Jordaens, Carl F. Nuvoleone, Abraham Janssens, Leonardo Coccorante, Paulo de Vos, Jacques d´Arthois, the Bojnice altar by Nardo di Cione, sculptures by Dionýz Stanetti, etc.
The museum offers two kinds of tours. The Castle Tour takes visitors through the rooms of the Bojnice Castle. The Gallery Tour shows visitors interesting art collections in the form of a gallery exhibition. The Castle Tour consists of the Count’s Flat, the Middle Castle, the Palffy family’s tomb, the French park and the travertine cave. The tour is guided by the castle guide and takes about 75 minutes. The Gallery Tour includes the Column Hall, Huňady Hall, clubrooms, castle chapel and castle apartments. The tour is self-guided.