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West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen

Local name: Západočeské muzeum v Plzni

The West Bohemian Museum is housed in a neo-Renaissance building from the late 19th century. There are exhibitions showing the archeology and history of Pilsen and the surrounding area. There is also an exhibition of weapons depicting the former city armory, as well as porcelain and artistic crafts collections.

The museum was founded in 1878. It currently has several branches in and around Pilsen. The main building was erected in the years 1896-1899 under the direction of Joseph Škorpil. The neo-Renaissance building refers to palaces from France.

The building houses the main exhibitions from the museum's collections. Here you can trace archaeological discoveries, including stone tools, jewelry and weapons found in the area. The rest of the exhibitions show the history of Pilsen and surrounding areas from the Middle Ages to the present day. Collected here are documents, everyday objects, examples of sculpture and painting from different eras, as well as stone portals from existing houses. The museum also shows the craft traditions of the city. Here you can see porcelain products, art glass, jewelry, metal products and artistic fabrics. A very valuable collection of weapons from the period from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century, in which you can see, inter alia, medieval shotguns or complete armor.


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    West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen map
    Kopeckého sady 357/2301 00 Pilzno , Czechia