Museum has a seat in a heritage preserved building originally intended for District Court. Museum opened for public in May 1999. Permanent exposition of history of the town and its surroundings introduces to visitors some of the famous persons born in Žacléř, important factories and history of coal mining. The exposition does not forget to mention work and prisoners camps established in the town during the World War II. Final part of the exposition shows everyday life of past generations on examples of tools, toys, furniture and clothes from the museum collections. Municipal museum also organizes short-term thematic exhibitions.