The 260-year-old relics of the university and library are presented, collected and processed by the department of historical collections. The Selmec Museum Library, which is under national protection, preserves the undamaged library holdings of the university’s predecessor, the Selmec Academy for Mining and Metallurgy, operating between 1735 and 1918. The collection of approximately 30,000 items includes the best of technical and scientific literature from the 16th to the 19th centuries. The holdings of technical and natural science journals from the 18th and 19th centuries are especially rich.
In the museum room of the University History Collection (founded in 1986) a permanent exhibition titled “From Selmec to Miskolc” shows the past and present of the university.
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:00 - 15:00, on Friday: 9:00 - 13:00. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays. For school groups and professional groups a preliminary appointment is necessary.
Entry is free.
Services: Sale of the library’s own publications, postcards and brochures.
Selmec Museum Library: Technical, mining, metallurgical and natural science books of four centuries (16th -19th centuries)
From Selmec to Miskolc 1735-1985: Exhibition on university history. Diplomas of mining, metallurgy and forestry, registration books of undergraduates from the 19th century, professors’ and students’ manuscripts from the 18th and 19th centuries, Selmec songbooks from 1826 until today, medal collections, banners and uniforms from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Treasures of the Selmec Collection of Minerals: The exhibition displays the most valuable pieces of the mineral collection of the Selmec Academy (4000 items), and mineral curiosities from famous mining settlements of historic Hungary (Verespatak, Aranyosbánya, Kapnikbánya, Selmecbánya, Körmöcbánya, etc.).
Exhibition guided tour: 45 minutes, in Hungarian, German, English and Russian.
Address 3515 Miskolc-Egyetemváros
Tel: (46)-565-111, ext. 16-17