• Project title

    Revitalization of the Manor House of Draškovič
    in Čachtice

  • Recipient

    The Self-Governing Region of Trenčín

  • Programme Operator

    Ministry of Investments, Regional Development
    and Informatization of the SR

  • Project partner

    The Museum of Trenčín

  • Programme title

    Cultural entrepreneurship, cultural heritage and cultural cooperation

  • Project grant

    1 184 961 €

  • Co-financing of The Self-Governing Region of Trenčín

    374 197 €

  • Planned date of the project completion

    April 30, 2024

Revitalization of the Manor House of Draškovič
in Čachtice

The objective of this project is revitalization and restoration of a Cultural Monument - the Manor House of Draškovič, which is situated in Čachtice village. It is a historical building, dating back to the 17th century based on an architectural and historical research.

The project "Revitalization of the Manor House of Draškovič in Čachtice" was successful in the first call for proposals within the programme "Cultural entrepreneurship, cultural heritage and cultural cooperation". It is co-financed from the EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 and the state budget of the Slovak Republic as one of 19 projects out of 66 submitted project applications in total. The project applicant, The Self-Governing Region of Trenčín is the manor house’s owner, and the project partner, the Museum of Trenčín, is the administrator of the manor house.

The aim of the project is a comprehensive restoration of the Manor House of Draškovič, with the purpose of inserting new functions into the building situated in a place with a significant year-on-year increase in the number of visitors (especially thanks to the Čachtice castle nearby). The project is needed in terms of preserving and maintaining the manor house in order to prevent its greater damage and deterioration, as well as to preserve current exhibitions of the museum.

The manor house will serve not only as a place of presentation of history (museum) but also as a place of providing services at the level of the 21st century. In the newly reconstructed premises of the manor house, visitors will be given the opportunity to relax and refresh in the newly established café and be able to use the services of the tourist - information centre. The conditions for creating new expositions will be created and extended and a cultural and creative centre will be established. In cooperation with the project partner, cultural and educational activities will be organized.


Tourist information centre
It will enable the tourists and other visitors an equal access to information and will enhance the promotion of the Manor House of Draškovič and further national cultural monuments situated in or near the village of Čachtice.
The café will be restored to the needs of museum visitors, tourists and residents of the local community. It is supposed to be used for various cultural events, weddings etc. Cafeteria rental will generate revenue and thus contribute to the programme's objective defined as Social and economic development strengthened through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management.
New expositions
A museum is not just a space where visitors come to see things or objects, it is a space where they really fix the past. The reconstructed premises will enable more efficient use of the manor house's capacity for museum purposes. New expositions will be set up in the newly reconstructed space, which will complement the permanent inventory of the museum and will be distributed throughout the manor house, including the basement. The expositions will be complemented by elements for purblind and blind people.
Museum-pedagogical activities
The number of museum’s visitors is planned to be increased through the provision of experiential educational programs (through museum-educational activities). Experience learning is unique in that it provides visitors with new knowledge, skills and values through their emotional experience and their own lives.
The cultural and creative centre
The cultural and creative centre will be multifunctional. In addition to museum-pedagogical activities, cultural events, professional activities such as lectures and discussions on various topics will take place.

EEA and Norway Grants

The EEA Grants and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.

There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.

The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA and Norway Grants amount to €2.8 billion.

  1. Innovation, Research, Education and Competitiveness
  2. Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction
  3. Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy
  4. Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance and Fundamental Rights
  5. Justice and Home Affairs

Eligibility for the Grants mirror the criteria set for the EU Cohesion Fund aimed at member countries where the Gross National Income (GNI) per inhabitant is less than 90% of the EU average.

The EEA and Norway Grants scheme consists of two financial mechanisms. The EEA Grants are jointly financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, whose contributions are based on their GDP. Norway Grants are financed solely by Norway.

All projects are co-financed by the State Budget of the Slovak Republic in the amount of 15%.