Since 1921, Lány has been the summer retreat of President Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, creating an indelible connection between the village and his legacy. The T. G. Masaryk Museum, located opposite the baroque chateau, vividly illustrates Masaryk’s life, career, and family.
The museum showcases six sections, covering Masaryk’s family life with a reconstruction of their Prague apartment, featuring personal items and elegant attire. Other sections delve into Masaryk’s academic career, his role in World War I, and include exhibits like uniforms and reconstructed trenches, providing a vivid historical experience.
- Tip for you: Through a partnership with Tonak, the T. G. Masaryk Museum in Lány offers two stylish Masaryk cap models. Ideal for everyday wear and as souvenirs, these caps come in various sizes and colors. They are available for purchase at the museum.
Explore Masaryk’s presidential era, capturing his travels and stays at Prague Castle and Lány Castle. The First Republic exhibition delves into the societal perspective, divided into the male and female worlds. Concluding the journey is the exhibition ‘The President Has Departed,’ marking the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia, showcasing the period after Masaryk’s death and examining how totalitarian regimes treated his legacy.
Where to head next?
If you enjoyed the T. G. Masaryk Museum in Lány, explore branches like Rakovník Museum, Nové Strašecí Museum, or Jesenice Local History Museum. Under the management of the T. G. Masaryk Museum, discover more near Rakovník, including High Gate Rakovník, Joachim Barrand Memorial in Skryje, Jaroslav Franěk Memorial Hall in Nezabudice, and the Alice Garrigue Masaryková Museum and Czech Red Cross Museum in Lány. Additionally, for a delightful café experience, visit Samson Café Gallery in Rakovník.