miklusova vaznica

Mikluš Prison

Former prison, now museum of medieval criminal law and justice, the history of the city, crafts and trade

The original two gothic houses with well-reputed pottery workshop were converted in the 17th to the 19th centuries into a prison and torture chamber. In the adjacent underpass over Hrnčiarska street there is the Executioner’s flat (awarded as 2009 Exposition of the Year). Today it houses a museum with the exposition “Košice through the centuries”, where you can experience the mysterious medieval atmosphere. Every year in the middle of May during the event Night at the Museum, the prison comes to life with real wails and screams of prisoners and those being tortured.