The Ethnographic Museum of Pilsen Region is located in two Renaissance houses in the centre of Pilsen. Chotěšovský House is oriented towards the Square of the Republic, while Gerlachovský House leads to Dřevěná Street. The permanent expositions titled “How People Lived in Pilsen Region” has two parts. The first section presents the development line of burgher interiors in the periods of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Empire, Biedermeier, and in the first third of the 20th century. The other one is devoted to the rural life.
What you can see in the museum
- Permanent exposition How People Lived in Pilsen Region
- Interiors of burghers’ households (from the 16th to the 20th centuries)
- Interiors of rural households (from the 18th to the 19th centuries)
- Interior and equipment of a pharmacy in Pilsen in the 19th century
- Grocer’s shop
- Folk costumes from the wider region of Pilsen
- National customs and traditions
- The only Renaissance yard-oriented loggia in Pilsen
Before visiting the Museum
The tour of the permanent exposition is only possible with a guide. If you intend to visit our museum as a greater group and prefer not to wait for the next round, we would recommend that you book your guide in advance.
The listed buildings of the Ethnographic Museum of Pilsen Region, being rather complicated in structural design, do not allow us to provide wheelchair access to the permanent expositions. At present, disabled access is only possible to the exhibition hall, the passageway to Chotěšovský House, the atrium, and the “Stable”.
In the museum’s atrium there is a stand for 3 bicycles, with the area being monitored at all times.