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Open-air Museum in Vysoký Chlumec

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Open-air Museum in Vysoký Chlumec

The open-air museum near Sedlčany holds precious examples of folk architecture, offering a glimpse into the rural life of bygone times along the Libíňský Creek valley.

The open-air museum in Vysoký Chlumec, a branch of the Mining Museum Příbram, showcases residential, economic, technical, and religious structures, providing valuable examples of rural architecture from the mid-17th to the early 20th century. Interior exhibits offer insights into village living and farming practices.

The region boasts a remarkable collection of folk architecture. To safeguard these treasures from potential loss, they’ve been relocated to the serene surroundings of Vysoký Chlumec. Explore two routes—one self-guided, the other with a guide—for a glimpse into otherwise restricted areas, including a mill, sawmill, and residential buildings.

  • Interesting fact: The open-air museum also houses a water-driven pit saw from the mid-19th century. This machine, equipped with a horizontal cutting frame, was capable of sawing large-diameter logs.

You’ll explore various interiors showcasing black kitchens, painted furniture, and shoemaker workshops. Highlights include a water mill demonstration and exhibits on harnesses and wicker baskets.

  • Tip for you: The Mining Museum in Příbram, in partnership with the town of Vysoký Chlumec, organizes annual cultural events in the open-air museum. Experience traditional Shrovetide, engaging day-long programs such as Crafts Day and Soldiers in the Village, and festive Christmas and Easter activities.
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The Open-Air Museum in Vysoký Chlumec is part of the Mining Museum in Příbram. Besides the main museum in Březové Hory, it oversees the Vojna Lešetice Memorial, the only preserved communist camp in the country. Other branches include the History of the Old Vltava River Museum, Gold Museum in Nové Knín, and Granary Museum in Prostřední Lhota.

Skanzen Vysoký Chlumec

Contacts

Address:

Muzeum vesnických staveb středního Povltaví, 262 52 Vysoký Chlumec

E-mail:

mvs@muzeum-pribram.cz

Phone:

+420 733 371 546

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Parking is available approximately 250 m from the open-air museum. Additional free parking is also available at the square for both buses and personal vehicles.
Parking

Parking

A part of the area, including several buildings, offers wheelchair-accessible entry. There is also an accessible restroom available at the ticket counter.
Wheelchair access

Wheelchair access

The restrooms are located by the ticket counters. For visitors with limited mobility, there is also an accessible restroom available.
Toilet

Toilet

A changing table is available, and there is the option to heat baby food (ask your guide).
Children facilities

Children facilities

Dogs must be on a leash while outdoors and are not permitted inside buildings.
Pets

Pets

You can leave your bike in the rack provided before entering the premises.
Cyclists

Cyclists

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