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Municipal museum and gallery in Svitavy
Městské muzeum a galerie ve Svitavách

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address: Máchova alej 1, 568 02 Svitavy
phone No.: (+420) 461 532 704, (+420) 777 247 437
GPS: 49°45'15.37"N 16°28'21.15"E
441m above sea level
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Municipal museum and gallery in Svitavy source: Českomoravské pomezí
Municipal museum and gallery in Svitavy source: Českomoravské pomezí
source: Českomoravské pomezí
source: Vít Pechanec
source: Vít Pechanec
source: Czechtourism
source: House U Mouřenína
source: House U Mouřenína
source: House U Mouřenína
source: House U Mouřenína
source: Vít Pechanec
source: Českomoravské pomezí
source: Českomoravské pomezí
source: Českomoravské pomezí
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Historical name:Budigova vila
Description: The building was built in 1892 as the family residence of mayor Johan Budig. A museum has been housed here since 1947. In the 1970s, the left wing was added, in 1997-2000 an attic superstructure was added.
Categories: gallery, mansion / villa / palace, museum
Price list and discounts:

  • The discount can be applied unlimited times.
Certificates and memberships
Cultural monument
Style composition: contemporary architecture (30%), Historicised (70%)
Services: barrier-free WC, demonstration of crafts, dogs welcome, guide services in the area, interactive education programme offer, library / reading room, Occasional concerts, reservation of accommodation in region, sale of cycling and tourist maps of region, sale of novelties and souvenirs, sale of specialised literature, sale of tourist cards, sale of tourist stamps, space available for rent, WC
Languages spoken: Czech, Esperanto, German
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First year open to the public:1947
Date of construction:1892
Date of reconstruction:2000

Tours / exhibitions

source/author: Vít Pechanecsource/author: Czechtourismsource/author: Vít Pechanecsource/author: Vít Pechanec
Description:The history of laundry - the foundation of the exhibition is 50 washing machines, which are a part of a comprehensive museum collection (193 pieces) and are arranged according to development - from wooden through self-help production (wood or metal) to the first mass-produced washing machines for households. All of this is accompanied by photocopies of old advertisements, posters and documentary photographs. Searching for the Star of David - Oskar Schindler - The Righteous Among the Nations - the history of Jewish settlement in the Bohemia-Moravia borderland, relics of Jewish monuments, the story of Oskar Schindler, the rescuer of 1200 human lives during World War II. A number of texts, photographs and three-dimensional objects and a documentary film. A labyrinth of Svitavy stories - the history of Svitavy in the stories of its inhabitants, texts, photographs, paintings, sculptures, the worl of carver Alois Petrus. The exhibition also includes a part of the great Nativity Scene made by Svitavy carvers, which awaits restoration. Svitavy villas - an exhibition panel, which is devoted to the architectural gems of family housing.
Open to public: Wheelchair Access :YesPhotography allowed:YesVideo cameras allowed:Yes
Languages:tour guide (Czech, English, German), printed guide (Czech, German), descriptions (Czech)
Exhibition specialization:ethnography, households – equipment /, residential culture, Jewish people – history / the Holocaust, regional history
Minimum / maximum number of people per guide10/50
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The nearest place for swimming
Indoor swimming pool Svitavy
804 m

Indoor swimming pool Svitavy

covered swimming pool for the public, steam cabin for the public, indoor jacuzzi for the public


Nearest restaurant
Bistro Kinn Do
85 m

Bistro Kinn Do

fast food


Nearest information centre
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