The Neo-Renaissance building of the Museum of West Bohemia constructed in the years 1896-1899 according to the design drawn up by Josef Škorpil still belongs to the most beautiful dominants of the historical centre of Pilsen. The best artists of the period took part in the decoration of the building façade and interiors. The relief decoration of the façade and the stucco decoration of the halls were made by the designs of sculptor Celda Klouček. The lunettes in the Jubilee Hall were produced by painter Augustin Němejc, and the large relief at the central stairway called The Girls War was constructed by sculptor Vojtěch Šaff.
The collection of stone portals from the demolished houses of Pilsen belongs to the architectural jewels of the building.
- Municipal Armoury of Pilsen
- Views into the Past of Pilsen Region: Archaeology
- Views into the Past of Pilsen Region: History
- Arts & Crafts / Applied Art
The Museum’s building is equipped with access ramps and an elevator to make all the exhibition rooms accessible for disabled visitors. The elevator is only intended for disabled visitors with their escorts and may only be operated by a trained employee. We thank you for your understanding.
Vehicle parking in front of the main entrance is only possible for the time absolutely necessary to get out of the vehicle. The Museum has no reserved disabled parking places.
Before visiting the Museum
All bulky items of luggage, prams and coats must be put in the cloakroom before entering the exhibition rooms. The attended cloakroom can be found a couple of metres from the ticket office on the ground floor of the museum. The cloakroom is free of charge for all museum visitors.
Entry with a pram
It is not allowed to enter the museum’s exhibition rooms with a pram. Prams can be put in the cloakroom on the ground floor of the museum. We thank you for your understanding.
Tasking photographs in the museum
Taking photographs in the exhibition and public rooms of the museum is only possible without using a tripod and external flash. Professional photographers can use tripods and external flashes after a previous agreement, being usually charged to the valid price list.
Using mobile phones is forbidden in all the exhibition rooms of the museum. We thank you for being considerate to the other visitors.
You can find the Museum’s Café on the left-hand side of the entrance hall.