Ostrava Museum

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Ostrava Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The first museum in Ostrava was established already in 1872. It was founded by a teacher, cultural worker and collector Karel Jaromír Bukovanský in Silesian Ostrava. Is situated in one of the oldest buildings in Ostrava, in the former City Hall at the Masaryk’s square. During the reconstruction in 2005 a new carillon was installed, which consists of 22 bells weighing from 5 to 220 kg. The largest and heaviest bell weighs 234 kg and has the inscription Urbs in mótu (City in Motion). The carillon plays melodies typical of Ostrava. The museum focuses on the history of Ostrava and the social, scientific and natural conditions of the Ostrava region. Unique exhibits include Mašek's room astronomical clock from the beginning of the 20th century, an orchestration made by Jan Klepetář or Šusta's paleontological collection of carbon.
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JonDoe04134
Umeå, Sweden4,141 contributions
Friends
Almost everything is in Czech only, so if you don't understand the language, there's no point in going there. But if you do, it's very interesting, informative about the rich history of the city and a large part about natural history of the region, even with their own Mammoth tusk found in Ostrava in 2009. It's maybe a little bit chaotic, but I learned a lot and enjoyed the visit. You need to pay extra to visit the tower, which has some interesting bells, but otherwise is so-so, as it's not very high, so there's not much of a view.
Written April 28, 2017
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zvoruwena
Szczecin, Poland21 contributions
Friends
The type of civic museum from which you do not expect WOW effect, however it appeared to be very pleasant experience.We were 2 girls and one guy and everyone found some cool things: for him- weapon staff, for us- cool watches and kitchen staff, we all were amazed by collection of precious stones and fauna world. And cost is not very big.So in our opinion we did not waste time there but really enjoyed.If you are not very capricious person who likes nothing, we recommend to visit it.It's very visible that people work hard to do it attractive and interesting. Note-there are few explanation in English, mostly in Check.But it was not a problem for us:)
Written January 25, 2016
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Walter T
Paris, TN100 contributions
Family
All of the signs were only in Czech. Museum staff followed us around like we are criminals. Not organized in a logic pattern and lots of steps. We will not bother going again or recommending it to anyone
Written November 10, 2013
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niemand
Calgary311 contributions
Friends
A strange museum. A staff memebr escorted us to the exhibit room and unlocked it for us. They lock everything, including the coat room.
On the first fllor (2nd floor to North Americans) there were exhibits relating to the history of Ostrava, unfortunately everything was labeled in Czech only, it was not very interesting to us.

It was easier to understand the exhibits on the upper floor, mainly an excellent collection of minerals from all over the world.

All in all rather lame.
Written July 4, 2013
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Peter J
Ostrava, Czech Republic29 contributions
nice place to go to, there is winery and restaurand underneeth
Written May 24, 2012
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DOMYNO
Sheffield, UK777 contributions
Museum Closes in a Hour. Though had a Wonderful Guide. English Speaking. Oloumouc Native. Explained Everything, Very Well. From Historical Digs. To Early Ostrava Life. Industry, Times of the Second World War, Under Communism. The Ostrava Clock. Very Enjoyable. Best Hour Spent. Would Go Back Again.
Written August 7, 2019
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Ande N
Minneapolis, MN259 contributions
Couples
I know a lot of previous reviewers were frustrated with the lack of English, but I think they've worked on it. There are two floors. One is the history of Ostrava and one is a natural history exhibit. All the short captioned labels are in both Czech and English. For the history floor, they offer a booklet in English that explains everything that also has a Czech explanation - so you English speakers are not left out! It was fascinating seeing old photos of the city, and learning it's history which dates back to 1267. The natural history part felt more aimed at kids. It required less explanation - I can tell I'm looking at a mushroom or deer. My one regret is that I arrived 1.5 hours before closing and I felt rushed. Previous reviews made me think I only needed 45 minutes to an hour. But if you really want to read about and look at the history, you should give yourself 2 hours. For only 70kč for regular adult admission, it is a steal!
Written January 18, 2019
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Laura T
111 contributions
Solo
As I read already before going, almost everything is in Czech.
When I went there was an exhibition of dolls of the different countries (interesting), a Chinese exhibition, minerals exhibition and animals/plants exhibition). All those were explained in Czech so i did a very fast tour.
There was a very helpful guide that gave me a notebook in English with the history of Ostrava, which you can see in the first floor. That part was interesting for me, but in any case I had most of the information explained in the tour I did in the New City Hall.
As a summary, if you do not know Czech I would recommend it if you have spare time or for a grey/rainy/cold day.
Price was affordable -100 kc or 50 with student discount.
Written February 12, 2018
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Ivana G
7 contributions
Friends
We've enjoyed the current exhibition "Korunovační klenoty v dějinách světa" as well as the exhibition about the city and it's history. If you have an hour or two to spare it's definitely worth a visit.
Written January 31, 2017
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Santa B
Riga Region, Latvia3 contributions
Friends
All exhibitions were intersting, but its not enought to see it in 1 hour you need more time than that. We got there one hour before closing and we have to go throught the exhibitions wery fast and we didin get to see everything. But over all we liked the museum.
Written March 25, 2016
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Ostrava Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM