Hrádek - Czech Museum of Silver and medieval silver mine

Opening Hours


Open Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays (unless a public holiday) and 24, 25, 31 December 2023 and 1 January 2024.

* In December and January only the temporary Christmas exhibition is open until 7 January 2024.


AddressBarborská 28, 284 01 Kutná Hora
GPS49°56'51.9"N 15°15'55.4"E
Telephone327 512 159
Mobile733 420 366
Fax327 513 813

On-line booking

Hradek is located in a pedestrian zone, there is no parking directly in front of the building. Hrádek is not wheelchair accessible.


Tour I - "The Town of Silver"

geology • archeology • development of Kutná Hora • history of Hrádek • life of "silver nobility" • numismatics

Adults90,– CZK
Children, students, seniors over 6560,– CZK

Self-guided tour

Texts in the following languages are available on request at the box office:


Visitors get acquainted with the development of Kutná Hora from the beginning into the shape of the second most important town of the kingdom. The ground floor is dedicated to the geology of Kutná Hora ore district and to archaeological relics documenting prehistoric and early medieval settlement of the region before the foundation of Kutná Hora. Another hall is dedicated to the rapid beginnings of the town when the silver was discovered here.

The exposition on the first floor introduces Kutná Hora as an imposing royal mining town. It presents development of Hrádek, lifestyle of entrepreneur's "silver" nobility and the role of Kutná Hora in the Czech state. One hall is dedicated to an exhaustive overview of the Czech mintage struck in Kutná Hora.

Tour II - "The Way of Silver"

medieval mine • mining machine from the 16th century • medieval technology of mining and minting • miners' settlement

Adults160,– CZK
Children, students, seniors over 65120,– CZK
Foreign language explanation (per person)40,– CZK

Guided tour, approximately 90 minutes

Texts in the following languages are available on request at the box office:


The tour introduces the whole process of medieval mining, processing of raw silver and the technology of coinage. It includes a replica of a mining operation with technical equipment, the original large horse-powered mining machine, the so-called trejv, an authentic medieval mine and, since 2017, the tour has been enriched by a "mining settlement". This offers replicas of log buildings and shelters (the so-called miners' caverns), ore washing troughs, a replica of a hearth furnace, and a silver ore crushing plant.

Equipped with a helmet with a torch and a miner's coat with a hood, the so-called perkyle, you will walk through about 250 m long part of the original medieval mine.

It is possible to skip the passage through the mine and take only the exposition on the surface.


The maximum number of persons per tour is 25. Tours are given every 30 minutes at the earliest. Children under the age of 6 are not allowed in the mine. For the safety of children, in case of doubt, the chaperone will be asked to prove the age of the child. Children between the ages of 6 and 10 are only allowed to enter when accompanied by an adult, and group visits of children from the age of 10 or from the 4th grade of elementary school only with pedagogical supervision. Entry into the mine is not recommended for persons suffering from claustrophobia, epilepsy and poor health and is prohibited for women in advanced stages of pregnancy. Persons under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, in heavily soiled clothing, with dogs and other animals are prohibited from entering the museum.

It is recommended to book a tour in advance, preferably using the on-line booking system, or by email, telephone (do not send SMS), fax or in writing. In the order, please indicate the name of the client, email, phone number, desired date, number of people and language of interpretation. Without this information your reservation cannot be processed!

Tour I + II, temporary expositions, special tours

Tour I + II

Adults190,– CZK
Children, students, seniors over 65140,– CZK

Temporary exhibitions

Adults40,– CZK
Children, students, seniors over 6530,– CZK

The price of admission to the main exhibitions includes admission to the ongoing temporary exhibitions.

Special tour on request

Fee for special tour on request2000,– CZK

Reduced admission

Reduced admission is provided for:

  • pupils, apprentices and students of all types of schools (upon presentation of the relevant card)
  • people who have reached the age of 65 (upon presentation of their identity card)
  • EURO<26 card holders
  • teachers accompanying groups of pupils, apprentices and students

Free admission:

  • disabled children and young people up to 18 years with an accompanying person and disabled persons with disability identification card (ZTP)
  • members of AMG, ICOM and members of the Association of Museums in Slovakia (upon presentation of the card)
  • for Hrádek - Tour I, Stone House and Tyl House - Fund of endangered children (FOD) - surrogate families with whom FOD cooperates (upon presentation of the card)
  • for temporary exhibitions - schools from Kutná Hora during the lessons
  • 1 travel agent guide accompanying a group or 1 teacher accompanying a group of pupils, apprentices and students