Západočeské muzeum v Plzni

Západočeské muzeum v Plzni, Pilsen: Hours, Address, Západočeské muzeum v Plzni Reviews: 4/5

Západočeské muzeum v Plzni

Západočeské muzeum v Plzni
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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bartleycrc
Rapid City, SD1,350 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
The Western Bohemian Regional Museum has beautifully glass and porcelain displays. We only did 1 of the 3 collections but was so impressed. We expected only to see items from this region, but they had a collection from around the world.
Written November 15, 2019
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VinDivan
Luxembourg206 contributions
Oct 2019
A thoroughly enjoyable collection of Czech glass and ceramics in a beautifully restored building. There is much to see for a one floor exhibit, although too much about old locks and keys perhaps. Along with Czech arts there are German Meissen and French Sevres porcelain pieces… and some ancient Greek, Italian, and Asian wares. I spent more time here than any other museum in Pilsen. Note that the Museum of West Bohemia is several distinct collections in the same location, of which Applied Arts and Crafts (umělecké řemeslo) is just one. It occupies the third floor of the building and the ticket was 80 Czech Koruna when I visited.
Written October 22, 2019
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Brad P
Logan City, Australia28 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Visited the Museum of West Bohemia in Plzen and discovered many wonderful exhibits of glassware, armory and ceramics. Various exhibitions are supported by touch screen technology in a number of languages.

The most disappointing aspect of these exhibitions was that not every touch screen worked in the various sections which meant that considerable time was lost in walking from an exhibit to a working touch screen and then returning to the next exhibit. Staff were also frustrated by the technology as well.

A further disappointment was the difficulty in ordering tickets as the staff member did not speak English. This aspect was contained in a review of the museum in 2014. In any event tickets were eventually obtained after multiple attempts by the staff member to calculate the correct costs for 2 adults.

Having a passion for all things Czech a return visit to this museum will be undertaken again.
Written October 9, 2018
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,352 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Museum of West Bohemia is a museum located in Plzen, the biggest city it the West part of Czech Republic. Really, here you can learn a lot about this part of Central Europe and you can also see some little expositions about bycicles, modernism, etc. An interesting museum.
Written July 26, 2017
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DarylJ552
Carlsbad, CA2,896 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
The exhibits are in two sections. One section has displays of stone age tools, etc. that have been discovered in the area. The other section has displays and relics related to the area over the last 1,000 years. They even have a few weapons that were used in The Thirty Years War. It was a little confusing to buy the admission tickets since they sell separate tickets for each section.
Written July 11, 2017
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Momchil D
17 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
It was difficult to order tickets. Nobody speaks english and credit cards are not accepted, only cache.

We were there to see the armory collection, but it was not so impressive. My personal opinion - try with any other museum.
Written April 17, 2017
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charles911
Pelhrimov, Czech Republic578 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
Really interesting exhibitions focusing on local history, the most interesting for me being the armory. The lady in this section was very friendly, showed us the most important exhibits, moreover all texts were in English, too. The strange thing about this museum is that you pay tickets for each exhibition/section separately and each ticket costs as much as entrance fees to an entire museum somewhere else. In some sections photography is allowed, in others it is not, this fact is signaled by a small no-photography sign which you not necessarily notice and then the employees shout at you. A nice cafe on the ground-floor.
Written September 14, 2016
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André P
Lisbon, Portugal718 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
As, by know, you should have noticed, it is impossible not to be amazed with the architecture of almost every building in Pilsen. This one is no exception!
Inside and outside you will be amazed by its architectural details and some marvels that you will not be expecting!
The material in exposition is quite specific and represents a general idea of specific themes, the ones that are intended to be explored inside this building! Yes, it is true that here and there some non-only-Czech explanations would be appreciated, but honestly, it is not that difficult to either understand the general description if you know any other language besides English, French and so on (if you grasp a little Polish it seems to do the trick quite well) or to understand what is being presented to you, and some concepts are general to all languages!
That being said, the cherry on the top of the building was the reason for my visit here: their porcelain exposition!!
I truly felt palpitations when arriving to the third floor room, a pearl of architecture! The main room is amazing, and its contents, although not very plentiful, were enough to make jump like crazy from one piece to the other!
I have some photos for you! You should check them out! The main piece, the Man mounting a Horse, by Meissen, wasn’t there, it seems it was being restored, but never the less, the other pieces and the room itself are well worth the visit of this Museum!
Written July 4, 2016
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Core Logic
Perth, Australia352 contributions
Apr 2016
This magnificent, historical building was built in 1878. It has one of the widest ranges of historical, industrial art and natural science collections in the Czech Republic. Not only is it a magnificent building during the day, but you can also admire its architecture after dark, when the light coloured parts of the building are lit up, and the dark roof is almost invisible against the night sky. I never cease to be amazed by this building, despite seeing it on a daily basis.
Written April 26, 2016
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Juergen St
Erlangen, Germany156 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
It is very difficult getting around without speaking Czech, since everything is mainly documented in Czech.
This is very surprising since the museum is sponsored by the EU.
It deserves more stars, which will be given, once it is truly multi-lingual.
Written September 27, 2015
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  • Wed - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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