Hrádek - Czech Museum of Silver and medieval silver mine

Opening Hours

January
Closed
February
Closed
March
Closed
April
9-17
May
9-17
June
9-18
July
10-18
August
10-18
September
9-18
October
9-17
November
10-16
December
Closed

Open from Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays (except National Holidays)

Due to the measures against the spread of COVID-19, the museum is closed to the public until further notice.

Address

AddressBarborská 28, 284 01 Kutná Hora
GPS49°56'51.9"N 15°15'55.4"E
Telephone327 512 159
Mobile733 420 366
Fax327 513 813
E-mailobjednavky@cms-kh.cz

On-line booking

Hradek is located in the pedestrian zone, there is no parking at the building. Hrádek is not wheelchair accessible.

Tours

Tour I - "The Town of Silver"

geology • archeology • development of Kutná Hora • history of Hrádek • life of "silver nobility" • numismatics

Adults70,– CZK
Children, students, seniors over 6540,– CZK
Photography50,– CZK

Self-guided tour

Texts in the following languages are available on request:

CzechEnglishGermanPolishRussianFrenchItalianSpanishHungarianLithuanianChineseJapaneseKorean

Visitors get acquainted with the development of Kutná Hora from the beginning into the shape of the second most important town of the kingdom. The ground floor is dedicated to the geology of Kutná Hora ore district and to archaeological relics documenting prehistoric and early medieval settlement of the region before the foundation of Kutná Hora. Another hall is dedicated to the rapid beginnings of the town when the silver was discovered here.

The exposition on the first floor introduces Kutná Hora as an imposing royal mining town. It presents development of Hrádek, lifestyle of entrepreneur's "silver" nobility and the role of Kutná Hora in the Czech state. One hall is dedicated to an exhaustive overview of the Czech mintage struck in Kutná Hora.

Tour II - "The Way of Silver"

medieval mine • mining machine from the 16th century • medieval technology of mining and minting • miners' settlement

Adults140,– CZK
Children, students, seniors over 65100,– CZK
Photography50,– CZK
Foreign language explanation (per person)20,– CZK

Guided tour, approximately 90 minutes

Texts in the following languages are available on request:

CzechEnglishGermanPolishRussianFrenchItalianSpanishCroatianDanishDutchHungarianLithuanianChineseJapaneseKorean

The tour introduces the whole process through which the silver ore had passed until a silver coin was struck. Visitors get acquainted with the medieval technology of mining, processing raw silver and minting coinage. The tour includes a replica of medieval mine with technical equipments, original mining machine powered by horses, original medieval mine and so called Miners' Settlement in the garden of Hrádek with log buildings, mining shelters, ore washing gutter, ore shredder with wheel and smelting furnace with blowers.

Visitors equipped with a lamp, helmet and mining kirtle with hood go through a 250 m long medieval gallery.

The underground passage can be omitted and only surface expositions can be taken.

Attention:

Number of visitors for single tour is limited to 25 persons. Children accompanied by parents may visit the mine from the age of 6. Children in group (school excursions, etc.) may enter the mine only from the age of 10 exclusively with pedagogical supervision. People suffering from claustrophobia, cardiac and respiratory deseases, pregnant women and people with reduced mobility are not recommended to enter the mine. It is forbidden to enter the museum under the influence of alcohol, intoxicants, in heavily soiled clothes, with dogs and other animals.

It is recommended to make a reservation of tour II in advance. Reservations are accepted by on-line form, mail, fax, phone, e-mail. In written reservation please state your name, address, phone or fax, date, number of visitors and your request for foreign language explanation.

Tour I + II, temporary expositions, special tours

Tour I + II

Adults170,– CZK
Children, students, seniors over 65120,– CZK

Temporary exhibitions

Adults20,– CZK
Children, students, seniors over 6510,– CZK

The admission to the main exhibitions of Hrádek includes admission to ongoing temporary exhibitions.

Special tour on request

Fee for special tour on request2000,– CZK

Reduced admission

The ticket to Hrádek can be used as a discount voucher for admission in the Stone House, where, upon presentation, the visitor will receive a discount of 20 CZK for admission to tour I or I+II. The ticket can be used only once in the current season.

Reduced admission is provided for:

  • pupils, apprentices and students of all types of schools (upon presentation of the relevant card)
  • people who have reached the age of 65 (upon presentation of their identity card)
  • EURO<26 card holders
  • teachers accompanying groups of pupils, apprentices and students

Free admission:

  • disabled children and young people up to 18 years with an accompanying person and disabled persons with disability identification card (ZTP)
  • members of AMG and members of the Association of Museums in Slovakia (upon presentation of the card)
  • for Hrádek - Tour I, Stone House and Tyl House - Fund of endangered children (FOD) - surrogate families with whom FOD cooperates (upon presentation of the card)
  • for temporary exhibitions - schools from Kutná Hora during the lessons
  • 1 travel agent guide accompanying a group or 1 teacher accompanying a group of pupils, apprentices and students