Ethnographic Museum of Pilsen

You will find the Ethnographic Museum of Pilsen located right on the Republic Square. Here you can walk through the exposition dedicated to urban and rural living, local folklore and popular habits and customs. You will also examine period-furnished salons, a smoke kitchen, a rural parlour room with painted furniture and an exposition on traditional folk costumes from the Pilsen Region.

Opening hours

Since January 18, 2021, the museum has been closed due to reconstruction.

Tuesday – Sunday
(12:00–12:30 lunch break)

Only open on Mondays in the event of a state holiday.

Admission fee

Permanent expositions:
Adults CZK 80
Children, students and seniors CZK 40
Families CZK 180

Public transport stop

Náměstí Republiky
01 02 33

Search connection

náměstí Republiky 13
301 00 Pilsen

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What life used to be like in Pilsen

The Ethnographic Museum of Pilsen offers an authentic look into local life from the Gothic age, all the way up to, and passed, the first half of the 20th century. The first section of the exposition introduces an evolutionary series of urban interiors. Here you can easily compare the comfortable life of those who lived in the city during the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Empire and Biedermeier periods. The second half is dedicated to life in the countryside. Included in the exposition are two rural parlour rooms with painted furniture as well as two smoke kitchens from the beginning of the 19th century.

A fascinating accessory to the exposition is the pharmacy, complete with tools of official medicine and pharmaceutical appliances used within the folk world. The tour concludes items documenting the customs and traditions popular at the time. The collection of folk costumes from all over the region are also worth checking out.

Events and temporary exhibits

In addition, the museum makes use of the unique spaces provided by its Gothic cellars and courtyards as well as the only Reconnaissance-style enclosed balcony in Pilsen. Additionally, various thematic exhibitions, fairs, Easter and Christmas workshops and other events are held here throughout the year.

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