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The Museum was founded after 1865 and it gathered collections and documents of typical Carlsbad crafts. Contemporary collections include especially applied art (tin, glass, china, furniture), ethnology (furniture, textile, tools and implements), art handicrafts (pieces by Carlsbad gunsmiths and thermal-tuff-cutters), documents concerning economic and social life of the town (e.g. collection of targets and shooting trophies of once-famous shooting group). There are also numerous documents of bath history and natural science collections. Important collections of regional graphics, sculptures and pictures are supplemented by a library containing 14,000 volumes.


The museum is an information centre for documentation of the Carlsbad bath industry and landmarks. Administration of the Museum, specialised sites, library and administration of expositions in Jáchymov, Horní Blatná and Žlutice are situated in the building on the Castle Hill (Zámecký vrch).

Horní Blatná - expozice těžby cínu
Jáchymov - Královská mincovna
Jan Becher
Karlovarské muzeum
Muzea a knihovny okresu Karlovy Vary
Muzeum Zlatý klíč
Nejdek - národopisná expozice
Žlutice - muzeum



The Jan Becher Museum

T.G. Masaryka 57
CZ - 360 76
Karlovy Vary
Tel.: (017) 317 01 56
Fax: (017) 322 94 21
Open daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bus stop Tržnice for all buses



The splendid Museum of Jan Becher, the man who created the world renowned beverage named after him, was opened to the public in March 1999. Here, in a succession of rooms redolent with rare herbs and spices, you can find absolutely everything that is associated with the activities of the Master and his company bottles with all kinds of shapes and designs, rare gift packaging, ceramic and glass goblets, leaflets, posters, international exhibition awards and more. There is also something unusual  the collection of Becherovka imitations, drinks which look like the original, but which could not in any way match Becherovka's unique bouquet and taste. In addition, there is a tasting room, where you can sample for yourself the original Becherovka.

The Karlovy Vary Museum


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  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.


The Moser Museum


Kpt. Jaroše 19
CZ - 360 06
Karlovy Vary
Tel.: (017) 341 61 57
Open daily

Mon - Fri 8 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Sat 9 p.m. - 15 p.m

Bus N 1 - stop Moser



The Museum is set in the Moser glassworks, which was founded in Karlovy Vary in 1857. The exposition contains a lot of archive documents, a great number of interesting patterns, ranging from historic pieces to the latest masterpieces of current designers. Visitors have the opportunity to watch the production of the unique Moser glass and the work of craftsmen both on video as well as right at their work place.


Museum Zlatý klíč


Zámecký vrch 22
CZ - 360 01
Karlovy Vary
Tel.: (017) 322 38 88, 322 44 33
Fax: (017) 322 44 34

Open daily 9 a.m. - 12 a.m., 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Except Mon, Tue

Bus N 12, Lázně 3


Zlatý klíč (The Golden Key) museum is situated not far from the Mill colonnade and is a branch of the Karlovy Vary museum. The private museum of Dr.Karl Becher once occupied this house. A part of his collection has moved to the Karlovy Vary museum. The museum keeps the collection of a Viennese painter Wilhelm Gause (1853 - 1916), works which were ordered from him by the Municipal Council. The paintings emanate the unique atmosphere of the late 19th century, an atmosphere of the social life, during the golden era of this spa town.