Culture - a tradition in Lučenec
Since 1836 generations of theatre, folklore, modern dance and social dance ensembles have grown. The cinema Apollo and the open-air cinema are among favourite leisure places. Among other leisure institutions of Lučenec let us mention Novohrad Museum and Gallery that own historical collections of decoration objects and jewellery dating back to the Middle Bronze Age, and products of industries that used to exist in the Novohrad region - enamel and ceramics works. The collection of painting owned by the museum consists of works of art made by authors who used to live and work in the city and the environs. Various exhibitions and other events are organized here all the year round, the most important one being the International Symposium on Ceramics.
Theater of B. S. Timrava and Novohrad Library are leisure centres frequently attended by local inhabitants. The Library resides in a historical building in Kárman street and comprises some 150 000 books.