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Open again from May 12!

Giant mammoth, cave paintings, exhibits from the oldest history of humankind

Today’s Anthropos Pavilion in Brno has its roots in the First Czechoslovak Republic. Then, thanks to efforts of archaeologist prof. Karel Absolon, an unprecedented quantity of finds from the earliest history of humankind was assembled in a special pavilion entitled Mankind and His Family, which formed part of the Exhibition of Contemporary Culture in 1928. This tradition was continued after the war by anthropologist prof. Jan Jelínek, and construction of the Anthropos Pavilion in the park at Pisárky was completed in 1962 according to the plans of architect Evžen Šteflíček. In the years 2003–2006, the museum underwent extensive renovation. Throughout its history, the exhibition has had one indisputable draw – a life-size reconstruction of an extinct woolly mammoth. This star has recently been joined by a mammoth calf.

Anthropos Pavilion’s permanent exhibition on the prehistoric settlement of Moravia and the European continent is comprised of three distinct sections – Moravian Hunters and Gatherers, Oldest Art of Europe, and Palaeolithic Technologies – all devised and put together by the nation’s leading scientists. In the second part, visitors learn about the latest research discoveries concerning the evolution of humankind and the origins of our culture – Genetics in the Evolution of Humankind, and the Story of Humankind, supplemented by an introduction to the lives and behaviour of our nearest relatives, i.e. primates, in the section Primates – Our Family. The newly built exhibition of the Moravian Museum familiarizes us with the current state of knowledge in archaeological, anthropological and genetic research. You will also find interactive presentations and regular supporting exhibitions.

Opening hours

Open again from May 12!

tuesday 9:00 – 18:00
wednesday 9:00 – 18:00
thursday 9:00 – 18:00
friday 9:00 – 18:00
saturday 10:00 – 18:00
sunday 10:00 – 18:00

Address and contact

Pisárecká 5
602 00 Brno

+420 515 910 560

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In connection to the decision by the National Security Council regarding the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), some of the events may be canceled until further notice. You can monitor the current situation at the websites of individual organizers. Thank you for your understanding.…