The Historical Material Collection of the Dornyay Béla Museum preserves relics representing 19th and 20th century history, as well as contemporary of Nógrád county. It contains nearly 12 000 items.
The majority of the collection consists of artefacts related to coal mining and heavy industry, representing the way of life of industrial and mining workers from work tools trough manufacturing products until housing colony and flat panel furniture. Relics of the museum referring to political history are: party and guild banners, race and rover flags, and multy-party elections objects.
An outstanding piece of our textile collection is the remanufactured shirt of one of the deadly victims of the December 8, 1956 volleyball, József Bátfai's tailed hammer.