You can find Pilsen’s Brewery Museum located in the historic city centre, inside an original brewing house from the 15th century. The museum tells the story of the production and consumption of beer from its early days, all the way to the present. History and brewing lovers alike are sure to enjoy this entertaining and educational exposition. There is so much to see here, including the world’s smallest beer mug, a giant mug from Siberia and the old brewing laboratory.
From what we’ve heard, you won’t experience a similar exposition anywhere else in the world. Thanks the Brewery Museum is located within the only surviving brewing house in Pilsen, you will have an easier time imagining the methods used to produce and consume beer during the Middle Ages. You will get to check out the original late-Gothic malthouse with its threshing floors, kiln and roller. You will also take a peek into the beer cellar that dates back to medieval times. You will become familiar with the history of beer production as well as with other brewery-related professions, such as cooperage, stagecoach driving and restaurant/pub services. A collection of tankards, beer bottles and other brewer’s curiosities are waiting here to amaze you.
Tour of the museum
You can embark on a tour of the museum on your own at any time during opening hours. Printed guides and a special mobile app are at the disposition of all visitors to the museum. The Brewery Museum is connected to Pilsen’s Historical Underground, which numbers among some of the most expansive underground systems in Europe with its 19 kilometres of passageways and corridors. You will have no problem combining your visit to the museum with a visit to the city’s underground system. Tickets to both may be purchased at the same checkout counter.
Beer shop in the Brewery Museum
Right inside the Brewery Museum building in Pilsen, you’ll also find a beer shop that offers a wide variety of nearly 140 types of beer from over 25 different Czech microbreweries. Do you want to leave Pilsen with an awesome beer souvenir? Or are you feeling a bit thirsty for a beer speciality after having toured the Brewery Museum and Pilsen’s Historical Underground?
In the beer shop, you can choose between various beers and lagers, everything from ale, IPAs, stouts, sours, and even beers aged in barrels of assorted distillates. The beer shop’s stores are prepared by a beer connoisseur together with experts in the field, and the experienced staff is always there to help you make the right choice. Aside from the beer, you’ll also find beer-related literature and taste testing glasses here.