The early baroque Dietrichstein Palace was originally erected as a representative residence for František, Cardinal Dietrchistein, the bishop of Olomouc between 1614 and 1619. The building was designed by an Italian architect Giovanni Giacomo Tencallo, later reconstructed by another Italian Domenico Martinelli (1700). The palace is recognised as one of the most typical examples of baroque style in Brno. After the recent reconstruction in 1980s the palace became the most attended exhibition facility of Moravian Museum. It offers You an exciting tour through the centuries.

Dietrichsteinsky palac,
Zelny trh 8, 659 37, Brno
phone: +420 533 435 280
fax: +420 542 212 474


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The exhibition presents the fate of the Liverpool group and shows how Czech young people perceived its music and message. This unique exhibition deals with the wave of beatlemania as well as the break-up of the group. It describes the work and destiny of its members and stages cultural phenomena of the 1960s influenced directly or indirectly by the Beatles. Parallely, the exhibition depicts the live of young people in the then Czechoslovakia, the official and unofficial culture of the country and the then fashion.
From May 25, 2011 to January 20, 2012

FAMILY PUPPET THEATRES - unpretentious tabernacles of Muses
The exhibition stages an important chapter of Czech amateur theatre, more precisely the phenomenon of the co-called family puppet theatre of the first half of the 20th century, especially from the visual, artistic point of view. It focuses on the industrial production of printed table puppet theatres and sceneries of Czech provenience and shows the most attractive and valuable objects from the collection of the Moravian Museum.
From October 20, 2010 to September 30, 2011

The wealth of Moravian and Silesian minerals has been attracting the interest of collectors, mineralogists and museum curators for several decades. The large permanent exhibition "World of Minerals" showing minerals and rocks from the collections of the Department of mineralogy and petrography at the Moravian Museum contains many impressive mineral specimens from Czech and worldwide sites. Inspite of that, most minerals stay quasi permanently hidden in the museum stores.
This year, the curators of the Department of mineralogy and petrography have decided to exhibit minerals acquired during the last 15 years as donations, purchase and through their own collecting activities. This time, minerals from the Czech Republic als well as those from all over the world are on display.
From January 26, 2010 - 1/2011, in the anteroom of the permanent exhibition "World of Minerals"


Come and enjoy the fascinating collections exhibited for You. There are five great permanent exhibitions awaiting to take You back hundreds years ago to the very beginning of the Moravia’s history. Just push the door and keep Your eyes open. The breathtaking adventure begins.

  1. The Extinct Life in Moravia - come and see the story of ancient Moravia with its animals, trees and flowers which were the only living creatures here, on the little piece of the Earth which will be, many years to come, called Moravia. Come and let Your imagination fly back to those times and admire the polymorphous life represented by fossils, models, reconstructions and dioramas. Our experts are ready to provide You with all the informations You need.   Photo from exhibition
    Guide services: +420 533 435 221. [Department of geology and paleontology]

  2. The Prehistory of Moravia - can you even imagine that the first human beings left their footprints in the Moravian soil 800 000 years ago? How did they make their living? What did they dress on? What was their everyday life looking like? What were they thinking about? What did they trust? What were their gods? Does this all interest You? Do You really want to know the story? The exhibition will help You to answer questions as who am I, where I am coming from etc. In a chronological line the artefacts present particular evolution periods and cultures, and some unique foundings are exhibited - copper talents from Blučina, golden objects from various places, bronze pot mounting from Brno-Malomerice.   Photo from exhibition
    Guide services: +420 533 435 254. [Institute of archaelogy]

  3. Great Moravia - this exhibition introduces you to the plentiful treasures documenting the remarkable phenomenon of Great Moravia, the very first Slavonic state. Coming here you shall be astonished by the incredible beauty of Moravian jewellery, pottery, technological skills and handicraft of Moravian craftsmen. The central point of the exhibition - a treasury with the famous and most beautiful jewels from Stare Mesto near Uherske Hradiste, Mikulcice and Breclav - Pohansko. A great part of your attention will be attracted by models of fortified settlement (castles) near Mikulcice, reconstruction of a jewellery workshop from Stare Mesto and original wooden well boarding from the same place. Enjoy The Great Moravia journey and tell everybody you meet - It’s worth seeing it!   Photo from exhibition
    Guide services: +420 533 435 254. [Institute of archaelogy]

  4. Moravian Village in Middle Ages - this exhibition shows in a chronological line the main social changes brought by feudalism after Great Moravia ceased. You will be able to see the way Moravian people lived between 10. and 15. century. Would you agree to live in a landlord’s manor or peasant’s house? Our exhibition will tell you how hard it was to survive.   Photo from exhibition
    Guide services: +420 533 435 254. [Institute of archaelogy]

  5. The World of Minerals - if you prefer the natural history you will definitely choose the mineral exhibition which makes it easier to understand the history of our mother Earth - physical and chemical qualities of minerals, the structure of the Earth and its place in the solar system. Main part of the exhibition is dedicated to the origin of the rocks and minerals - here you can admire the wonderful world of not-living nature of Moravia and Silesia.   Photo from exhibition
    Guide services: +420 533 435 217. [ Department of mineralogy and petrography]

  6. Professor Karel Absolon Memorial The memorial shows the life and work of Karel Absolon (1877-1960), a famous archaeologist, geographer and spelaeologist, who worked for many years in the Moravian Museum and taught at the Charles University in Prague. The main part of the memorial is a partial reconstruction of his workroom.   Photo from exhibition
    [Anthropos institute]

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