Moravska Vesnicka Betlem

Moravska Vesnicka Betlem, Brno: Address, Phone Number, Moravska Vesnicka Betlem Reviews: 4.5/5

Moravska Vesnicka Betlem
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Fun little model museum
Oct 2019
This cute little museum is the creation of the owner who built the models being exhibits. The models depicts scenes of the nativity, scenes from the bible, models of Moravian villages including churches, dance halls and farms etc. Some of the models are even animated with some of the models chopping wood, dancing, animals being herded etc.

A fun little experience and I suspect model enthusiast would get particularly excited about it.
Written October 17, 2019
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic4,855 contributions
A gem hidden in a tiny alley
Mar 2019 • Friends
It’s not easy to find this place, because it’s located in the tiny alley behind the church. The exhibition itself is simply amazing. There are two parts. The first shows the nativity scene and the second the Moravian village from last century. The man, who sold tickets to us was an autor of the exhibition, so it was very interesting to talk to him about his work. The piece of information that surprised me a lot was, that people permanently steal figures from the exhibition, especially little chickens. So you can see empty places there. There were the animals or people figures before.

The Moravian village model is definitely worth visiting. The entrance fee is 60,- CZK per adult.
Written April 2, 2019
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Master Jonjon
London, UK341 contributions
This is a two-floor exhibition room showing off moving models.
Dec 2018 • Solo
In every culture and every nation, there is someone lurking in a basement doing their stuff. With courtesy, we call them ‘enthusiast’.

And so for your every trip, there should be at least one of these enthusiastic attractions that both baffle and deserve a marvelling at. Very often, they’re one-human shows (much like this one – it’s not an actual ‘village’ by the way). Ticket price applies, but don’t expect to get in return what you’ve seen in say Dietrichstein palace (the prices are comparable). You’re here for a whole different reason – the lonely pursuit for excellence in a very narrow genre.

Find yourself none of the crafty marketing narrative from big-brother museums. You’re here only to realize the time and effort in making something and don’t ask why.

1. Upon entry our receptionist will proceed to tear open the models for the main switch.

2. Imagine the whole room suddenly to be filled with sound effects (of pig screams, for example) and the noisy motors and runways. All just because one visitor has arrived (you).

3. I find pigs thrusting again and again to get their feed a funny sight.

4. There will be more of the ‘Moravian Village’ upstairs. More realism is to be found here with a butcher having chopped off a pig’s head. Educational.

5. Enthusiastic exhibitions are often accompanied by awkward text. An English leaflet tells us that the notices on the wall are about an ‘almost forgotten craft’. And period.

6. Can’t help but would like to see more gimmicks implemented: how accurate are the villages? Can they help us understand the place’s history? All these with a supposed ‘Bethlehem’ as European imagination having two thousand years of artistic licenses. You simply can’t decide where to start the bashing and so just play along.

For some reason ‘Mechanicky Betlem’ is translated as Nativity Scene. Imagine how awesome if it is literally translated.

~master jonjon
Written February 9, 2019
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UGM_BRNO
Brno, Czech Republic3,153 contributions
More than one thousands of wooden village people
Feb 2018 • Friends
You will become Gulliver in this special wooden world and if you love to count, do find one thousands of wooden village characters and one thousand animals.
Written February 24, 2018
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Ullans
London, UK275 contributions
Nativity display in Moravian style
Jun 2016 • Solo
This may be of limited interested except to die hard Nativity enthusiasts or children. The display is of a Nativity with the characters in traditional Moravian clothing.
Written July 30, 2016
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Debbie K
Adrian, MI9,312 contributions
Nice Story, Interesting Museum
Feb 2016 • Solo
This museum presents handmade toys that collectively make up a display that represents a traditional Moravian Folk Village. The village scenes are interesting in terms of their historical context, as simplistic as the presentations are. There are displays on two levels. It takes about 20 - 30 minutes to see everything. Some of the figures move while most are used to configure still scenes. Apparently, these toys were made by the proprietor for his son. By today's standards, the toys are not technically impressive. The impressive part is that they were lovingly made over time for his child. In other words, you need to look beyond the obvious and consider the entire context of the story in order to appreciate what you see. The amount of effort represented is incredible. The fact that this gentleman was not a professional toy maker adds to the quaintness of the collection and the impact of the story behind the figurines. While this is not something you would want to pay a lot of money to see, for only 60 KCZ (about $2.50 at the time) it is worth it in my opinion. The owner does not speak much English but there is a sheet with a bit of an English explanation to give some guidance.
Written April 12, 2016
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DellaJane
Irving, TX14 contributions
moravian Villaga
Jul 2015 • Solo
Sorry, this "museum" was very disappointing. Crude figurines, many identical. A Showy stallion horse figurine used as a pack animal.
Written August 2, 2015
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Andreas
Fredrikstad, Norway110 contributions
Impressing village
Jul 2015 • Solo
120 m2 of miniature Moravian village and 560 miniature figures, where 180 of them are moving. The village shows a lot of different scenes of the daily life in Moravia, and many handcrafts that you no longer see in the daily life.

There is also a mechanical display of the scene of the Jesus Birth, with a very huge amount of pilgrims (both people and animals), many more than the few shepherds and 3 wise men you hear about in the Christmas Story.

Recommend to make a visit to the little miniature show.
Written July 11, 2015
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Emilia B
1 contribution
Cute little place to visit
Mar 2015 • Friends
We stumbled upon the model village by chance on our way to the crypt next door.

The mechanical village was created by hand by a father for his son back in the 1980s and is now on show to the public. The man looking after the exhibition handed us a piece of paper that gave some details about its construction. I speak no czech and the man spoke very little english, but after attempting to ask him a few questions we managed to figure out that he was the one who had made the village! He was a lovely man and it was really something to meet him and see what he had spent so many years creating.

Would definitely recommend paying the village a visit and meeting this gentleman. He even gave us a little handmade gift when we were leaving. An absolute joy.
Written March 21, 2015
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George A
London, UK1 contribution
Mechanical honest work
Jan 2015 • Family
Very nice. Bethlehem is really from Israel desert. I recommend a visit. You have to go through a long corridor from the square.
Written January 11, 2015
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