The New Generation Museum in the Zdar estate
Let us take you for a walk through eight centuries of history in the grounds of the former Cistercian monastery and current estate. The monastery’s history began to be written as far back as the mid-1200 when Cistercian monks founded a monastery in the deep woods of Žďár. New trends and dynamic changes occurred in the 18th century under the influence of Abbot Vejmluva who – jointly with the builder Jan Blažej Santini-Aichel – brought new life to the site. At the Abbot’s incentive, Santini built his masterwork – the Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora, one of the UNESCO’s official heritage sites today. During the reforms under Joseph II, in 1784, the monastery was closed and gradually transformed into current estate. In the 1990’s, the Zdar estate was restituted by the Kinský family. The tour now continues with new exhibits that combine immersive elements and experience with exhibits borrowed from prominent Czech institutions. Experience the unique atmosphere of history, life, creativity, and beautiful nature of Žďár.
The estate area offers all-day experience that can be started in the New generation museum which will give you clues to discover the entire complex! Take a guided tour Following Santini’s Footprints which take you to the most interesting interiors and exteriors of the former monastery, today's estate where Santini left some marks himself, permanent exhibition of Baroque art from the collections of the National Gallery in Prague, nature trails around the estate ponds, café or gift shop.
New Generation Museum, Info, Café, Gift shop, Baroque art from the collections of the National Gallery in Prague
1st July - 31st August
Mon - Sun: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
1st September – 30th June
Tue – Sun: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
Guided tour "Following santini's footprints"
1st May – 30th September
Tue – Sun: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1st October – 30th April
Other days only for booked groups. For reservation please call: 602 565 309
New Generation Museum
Tour with audio guide: 45–75 minutes: 150 Kč / 100 Kč
Sightseeing tour "Following Santini's Footprints"
Commented tour: 45–90 minutes 45-90 minutes (Marian Column, Prelature, Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin and of St. Nicolas, Convent, The Well Chapel, Garden of Paradise, fish hatcheries, Convent Pond Dam): 150 Kč / 100 Kč
Baroque art from the collections of the National Gallery in Prague
Permanent exposition: Baroque Paintings and Statues, from the collections of the National Gallery in Prague: 70 Kč / 60 Kč
Reduced admission for seniors, children aged 6-18 years, students up to 26 years, disabled persons (with a ZTP/P card)