Administers 10 buildings inside and outside Brno
The largest and oldest museum in Moravia
Collections contain over 6 million objects
The 2nd largest and 2nd oldest museum in the Czech Republic
The Moravian Museum is the biggest, as well as the oldest, museum in Moravia. It was established in Brno in 1817 by a decree issued by Emperor Francis I as Františkovo muzeum (the Francis Museum). Currently, it is funded by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and is a member of the Czech Association of Museums and Galleries.
Its collections contain over six million objects across the range of the natural and social sciences, and one of its most famous pieces is the Venus of Dolní Věstonice.
The Moravian Museum creates collections, conducts research, publishes texts, organizes exhibitions, lectures, and excursions, and works with young people. It administers several buildings used as exhibition spaces. Six of them are located in Brno:
- Dietrichsteinský palác (the Dietrichstein Palace),
- Biskupský dvůr (the Bishop’s Courtyard),
- the Mendelianum,
- Palác šlechtičen (the Palace of Noble Ladies),
- the Anthropos Pavilion,
- and Památník Leoše Janáčka (the Leoš Janáček Memorial).
Another five are outside of Brno:
- Památník Bible kralické (the Kralice Bible Memorial) in Kralice nad Oslavou,
- the Old Chateau of Jevišovice,
- the Budišov Chateau,
- the Moravec Chateau,
and Centrum slovanské archeologie (the Centre for Slavonic Archaeology) in Uherské Hradiště.
Similar places nearby
Brno City Museum (Muzeum města Brna)
The museum’s history in the city dates back to 1896
Moravian Gallery in Brno (Moravská galerie v Brně)
The second-largest art museum in the Czech Republic
Diocesan Museum (Diecézní muzeum)
Features the permanent exhibition Vita Christi – Life of Christ
TIC Galleries (Galerie TIC)
Galerie zaměřené na prezentaci současného umění.
Labyrinth Under the Vegetable Market (Labyrint pod Zelným trhem)
Just 212 steps down to enter the labyrinth’s winding passages
Mint Master’s Cellar (Mincmistrovský sklep)
A lesson on the history of minting is presented in a cellar