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The Karlovy Vary Museum

Vase, painted porcelain, Březová, about 1880

Copperplate engraving with views of Karlovy Vary dated 1733

Nová Louka 23
CZ - 360 01
Karlovy Vary
Tel.: (017) 322 62 52-3
Fax: (017) 322 44 34

Open daily: 9 a.m. - 12 a.m., 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Except Mon, Tue
Bus 11, 2 - Lázně I

The building originally (from 1853) the residence of the district authority, is now the seat of the Museum. The exhibition can be divided into two parts Đ regional study and historical. The first one contains minerals and rocks, familiarising one with the flora and fauna of Karlovy Vary area. The historical part begins with the discoveries from the Stone Age, followed by those from the Neolithic, and Bronze Age. Ceramics and various housewares remind us of the mediaevel Slavic settlements in the region. It brings the visitor to the revolutionary atmosphere of the Hussite period in the middle of the 15th century; exhibits medical books, historical documents and tinware of 15th to 18th centuries, and a model of the city in 1650. Special halls are dedicated to Karlovy Vary's gunsmiths, who were at the time real masters of the craft, to the pottery and glass-works, still doing well up to the present days. The documents connected with the stay of the Russian Tsar Peter I in Karlovy Vary are also in the focus of the exhibition.

Vase, porcelain, underglaze painting,
Březová, about 1900

Middle age iron figure of an animal
from the church of st. Linhart

Tin jug of Carlsbad shooters
by the tinsmith Joseph Heilinggötter, 1762