Vysočina Museum Třebíč

The World of Inanimate Nature

The mineralogical exhibition

The exhibition presents the fascinating world of inanimate nature as documented by the museum´s unique collections. It allows visitors to take a look not only at the diverse world of regional geology and the geological development of the Třebíč region but also, thanks to a multimedia presentation, at ever-astonishing systems of mineralogy, petrography and mineral resources. Next to a collection of Moravian moldavites, unique in Europe, there are also indispensable pegmatites, minerals of “tropical waste” and minerals of quartz veins.

The World of Portals and Gates

The monastery exhibition

This exhibition combines the requirements on space as an approach to the preservation of a historical building as well as that of a museum approach. It offers visitors an opportunity to discover the unique interior of a former Benedictine monastery with a history dating back to the 12th century. The space containing valuable architectural details also houses the well-preserved tombstones of the Osovský family from the second half of the 16th century. The exhibition offers a comprehensive view of the history of the Benedictine and the Capuchin orders as well as the architectural heritage of Třebíč, part of which is a UNESCO heritage site. The last part of the exhibition shows the dramatic destiny of the church as well as particular priests in the 1950s, such as the events in Číhošť and Babice. Modern technologies are also used on this tour to present the themes.

The Waldstein Family at Třebíč

The castle exhibition

This is the first exhibition at Třebíč castle dedicated to the Waldstein family in Třebíč since 1945. The castle exhibition with a particular emphasis on the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries remembers the Waldstein-Wartenberg family, resident here from the 17th century to the end of World War II. Visitors are invited to walk around noble interiors including a children´s room or a rich library. The exhibition also offers an exceptional collection of pipes. In addition to unique archive materials, visitors can also listen to the reminiscences of Countess Anne Marie Waldstein-Wartenberg.

People. Places. Destinies.

The museum exhibition

The exhibition sheds new light on stories of people and places in the Vysočina region across the centuries. The theme “People Worshipping” focuses on the relationship between people and their faiths and beliefs. Particular attention is given to Judaism and the folk tradition of nativity scene making. The theme “People Creating” informs visitors of the fine art in the museum collections. Multimedia technologies are used to present the architectural development of the town of Třebíč. The destinies of poets Vítězslav Nezval and Jan Zahradníček are also described here. The theme “People Discovering” exhibits oriental collections, including artefacts donated by General Jan Syrový, a native of Třebíč. A look at the natural history of the Třebíč region is also offered: it includes unique places such as the Mohelno Serpentine Steppe. The theme “People Fighting” depicts a number of dramatic chapters in the history of Třebíč linked to periods of war in Czech history. There is a particular focus on 1468 when the town was conquered by Matthias Corvinus. The exhibition concludes with the theme “People Working” describing an important tradition of crafts and guilds, the birth of factory production and a view of the countryside in transition. This exhibition presenting a number of unique exhibits to visitors is enriched by a number of attractive interactive features.