Historical artifacts, remarkable works of contemporary art, technical and scientific exploration, and much more! Come experience it all yourself!
The history of museums in Brno dates back to the early 19th century. In 1816, Moravskoslezská společnost pro podporu zemědělství, přírodoznalectví a vlastivědu (the Moravian-Silesian Society for Development of Ploughing, Natural Sciences and Natural History and Geography) drew up a memorandum proposing the establishment of a museum in Brno similar to the Joanneum in Graz, Austria.
A decree by the Emperor on 29 July 1817 established the first museum in Brno, the second in the Czech lands after Opava. Emperor Francis II agreed that the museum would be named after him. The grand opening of the museum, now called Moravské zemské muzeum (the Moravian Museum) was attended by Governor of Moravia Count Antonín Bedřich Mitrovský, Earl František Salm, and Kristian Karel André, a teacher at the Protestant school.
Today, Brno’s many museums and galleries boast a wide range of both educational and entertaining permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Parts of tour
Moravian Gallery in Brno (Moravská galerie v Brně)
The second-largest art museum in the Czech Republic
Brno House of Arts (Dům umění města Brna)
The Brno House of Arts is an open and modern institution.
Brno City Museum (Muzeum města Brna)
The museum’s history in the city dates back to 1896
Moravian Museum (Moravské zemské muzeum)
The 2nd largest and 2nd oldest museum in the Czech Republic
Brno Technical Museum (Technické muzeum v Brně)
Moravia’s largest technical museum, located in NW Brno
Mendel Museum MU (Mendelovo muzeum MU)
Museum located right where the father of genetics lived and worked
VIDA! Science Centre
The science amusement park lies close to the Exhibition Grounds
Museum of Romani Culture (Muzeum romské kultury)
The only museum of its kind in all of Europe
Diocesan Museum (Diecézní muzeum)
Features the permanent exhibition Vita Christi – Life of Christ
Mitrovský Summer Villa (Letohrádek Mitrovských)
A summer villa hosting exhibitions, concerts, and other events
One of the most significant private galleries in Brno
TIC Galleries (Galerie TIC)
The galleries focus on the presentation of contemporary art.
Retro Museum on a Farm (Retro muzeum na statku)
The largest and most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to ordinary life in the 1950s–1990s
Museum of historical BMW cars
The second largest museum of BMW cars in Europe after BMW Welt in Munich
Museum of Model Cars (Muzeum modelů autíček)
A unique museum with the largest private collection of 1:18 scale model cars in Europe!
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Explore Brno with a local guide
GO TO BRNO’S SCULPTURES
The streets of Brno are full of various objects that may leave you scratching your head. Some cause controversy while others get passed by without much notice.Find out more
GO TO BRNO’S ARCHITECTURE
Brno boasts many famous architectural jewels as well as ‘diamonds in the rough’. Explore the gems that have graced this city over the last 100 years.Find out more
GO TO BRNO’S HOLY SITES
Like many other cities in Europe, Brno has a great number of historical buildings related to Christianity to visit. It also has a synagogue and a mosque.Find out more
GO TO BRNO WITH KIDS
Children love to have fun and Brno is ready for them! Choose from lots of attractions to entertain all age groups so they won’t have any time at all to get bored.Find out more