Museums and Galleries

Moravian Museum

Address: Zelný trh 6, Brno, +420 533 435 220, www.mzm.cz  

Visit the lovely city of Brno today and experience the varied history of this area at the impressive Moravian Museum.

Founded in July of 1817 by decree of Emperor Francis I, this institution is second in size only to the National Museum in Prague. Today the museum boasts a variety of several million objects; this valuable scientific material represents the fields of music and theater, geology, entomology, zoology, botany, mineralogy, and literature. The museum has 15 specialized departments that have developed a reputable rich tradition in educational and scientific work; their research is published regularly in scientific journals and other publications. The Moravian Museum is not just one building, it is in fact made up of various palaces, pavilions, memorials and castles – please see their user-friendly website for further information regarding the beautiful venues and temporary exhibitions. It is also of interest to note that the institution operates a Children's Museum, where specific departments showcase interesting cultural and educational exhibitions for the museum's youngest visitors.

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