Kutná Hora

Czech Museum of Silver - Hrádek

Get acquainted with the historic richness of Kutná Hora with a visit to its Silver Museum. Go deeper, literally, by touring a medieval mine. There are two tours on offer; Tour 1 delves into the geology and archaeology of the region dating back to the first medieval settlement and then chronicles life in the royal town when the silver mines were active. For a little more interactive fun, take Tour 2 which brings you through a 250 metre mining tunnel to see a replica medieval mine and learn the process of turning ore into coins.

The building the Silver Museum is in was originally a castle dating back to 1312. At the end of the 15th century it was transformed into a luxurious residence by a wealthy local who unfortunately ran up a lot of debts and was forced to sell it to Jan Smíšek who invested even more into doing the place up. Rumour has it, the reason for his wealth was that he was secretly melting silver on the premises thereby stealing from the crown and becoming rich enough to maintain and refine his residence.
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info@cms-kh.cz

Open

Open 09.00-17.00 (Apr, Oct). 09.00-18.00 (May, Jun, Sept). 10.00-18.00 (July-Aug). 10.00-16.00 (Nov-March). Closed Mon.

Price/Additional Info

Admission 70/40Kč. Foreign language guide 20Kč.

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