The Ethnographic Museum of Pilsen Region is located in two Renaissance houses in the centre of Pilsen. Chotěšovský House is oriented towards the Square of the Republic, while Gerlachovský House leads to Dřevěná Street. The permanent exposition How People Lived in Pilsen Region takes up both upper floors, while exhibitions and other accompanying events take place on the ground floor. In addition to the exhibition hall, we also use the rooms of the former soap workshop, the stables and the historical cellars. At the end of the passageway towards the town square, you can find the ticket office and our special Book Booth, followed by the enclosed yard with benches and a bike stand which form the imaginary “heart” of the museum. Thematically oriented fairs, creative workshops for families with children and examples of selected annual customs are organized in these rooms.
What you can see in the museum
Permanent exposition How People Lived in Pilsen Region
Short- and medium-term exhibitions all year round (see the Current Events)
Examples of annual customs, fairs, Advent and Easter workshops
Within the exposition, you can visit
- Interiors of burghers’ households (from the 16th to the 20th centuries)
- Interiors of rural households (from the 18th to the 19th centuries)
- Interior and equipment of a pharmacy in Pilsen in the 19th century
- Grocer’s shop
- Folk costumes from the wider region of Pilsen
- National customs and traditions
- The only Renaissance yard-oriented loggia in Pilsen
What you can experience in our museum
Before visiting the Museum
The tour of the permanent exposition is only possible with a guide. If you intend to visit our museum as a greater group and prefer not to wait for the next round, we would recommend that you book your guide in advance.
The listed buildings of the Ethnographic Museum of Pilsen Region, being rather complicated in structural design, do not allow us to provide wheelchair access to the permanent expositions. At present, disabled access is only possible to the exhibition hall, the passageway to Chotěšovský House, the atrium, and the “Stable”.
In the museum’s atrium there is a stand for 3 bicycles, with the area being monitored at all times.