Peek into a socialist apartment

Many visitors feel nostalgic upon visiting the exhibition.

(Source: Igor Roško)

A living room made of Pravenec furniture, a double bed above which hangs a picture of the newlyweds, a bottle for making soda water in the kitchen. This was and in many cases still is the appearance of households in the country. A faithful copy of a Czechoslovak apartment from the seventies of the last century can be seen anew by visitors to the Vtedy Museum in the Jabloň Gallery in Prievidza.

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"The apartment has two rooms,” said Jana Sýkorová, vice-president of the civic association Spolu sme Prievidza. “It has a large, spacious kitchen. It wasn't that big back then, but we adapted it a little in our premises."

The kitchen is equipped with the original kitchen unit, a table and a corner bench from half a century ago. There are also appliances from the communist era, such as the classic Mora gas stove. The iconic soda water bottle, the so-called siphon, is a necessity.

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