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 Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays (unless a public holiday)

Until 31 July, number of visitors for single tour is limited to 25 and in order to be admitted to the Tour II and III, it is necessary to provide proof of a PCR test no older than 7 days, an antigen test no older than 72 hours, proof of vaccination no earlier than on the 14th day after the last dose was administered or proof of illness within 180 days. Since 1 August, the maximum number of people for single tour is 18 and a certificate of infection-free status is not required. Larger groups of up to 25 people can book by phone, but proof of infection-free status will be required.

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 a pedestrian zone, there is no parking directly in front of 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 at the box office:

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
Protective cotton coat rental25,– CZK

Protective cotton coats (perkytle) can be rented for a fee of 25 CZK. Visitors can go into the mine without a coat, but they run the risk of being injured by sharp rocks, getting dirty, wet or damaging their clothes. If you visit the mine without a cloak, we recommend wearing long-sleeved clothing. All equipment is regularly disinfected.

Guided tour, approximately 90 minutes

Texts in the following languages are available on request at the box office:

CzechEnglishGermanPolishRussianFrenchItalianSpanishCroatianDanishDutchHungarianLithuanianChineseJapaneseKorean

The tour introduces the whole process of medieval mining, processing of raw silver and the technology of coinage. It includes a replica of a mining operation with technical equipment, the original large horse-powered mining machine, the so-called trejv, an authentic medieval mine and, since 2017, the tour has been enriched by a "mining settlement". This offers replicas of log buildings and shelters (the so-called miners' caverns), ore washing troughs, a replica of a hearth furnace, and a silver ore crushing plant.

Equipped with a helmet with a torch and a miner's coat with a hood, the so-called perkyle, you will walk through about 250 m long part of the original medieval mine.

It is possible to skip the passage through the mine and take only the exposition on the surface.

Attention:

The maximum number of persons per tour is 25 (18 for tours without required proof of infection-free status). Tours are given every 30 minutes at the earliest. Children under the age of 6 are not allowed in the mine. For the safety of children, in case of doubt, the chaperone will be asked to prove the age of the child. Children between the ages of 6 and 10 are only allowed to enter when accompanied by an adult, and group visits of children from the age of 10 or from the 4th grade of elementary school only with pedagogical supervision. Entry into the mine is not recommended for persons suffering from claustrophobia, epilepsy and poor health and is prohibited for women in advanced stages of pregnancy. Persons under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, in heavily soiled clothing, with dogs and other animals are prohibited from entering the museum.

It is recommended to book a tour in advance, preferably using the on-line booking system, or by email, telephone (do not send SMS), fax or in writing. In the order, please indicate the name of the client, email, phone number, desired date, number of people and language of interpretation. Without this information your reservation cannot be processed!

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 price of admission to the main exhibitions includes admission to the 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