The oldest note of existence of Nová Paka is from 1357. The origin of the town is connected to Kumburk castle and it’s domain. Due to this our town has very rich and interesting history. The Municipal Museum was found in 1908 in order to hold and protect historical and geological collections. In present days there are 2 buildings available for visitors: the Sucharda's house with historical exposition and the Treasury of Gem stones where are deposited and exhibited geological and palaeontological collections.