April, September and October:
Weekends: 9 AM–12 PM and 1 PM–5 PM

May–August:
Wednesday–Sunday: 9 AM–12 PM and 1 PM–5 PM

Off-season – from November up to the end of March is Chateau CLOSED.

Chateau park is open all year:
April–October: daily 8 AM–7 PM
November–March: daily 8 AM–4.30 PM

 

Opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday 09:00  -  17:00
Sunday 09:00  -  17:00

Entrance fees

Tickets can be purchased on-line or at the box office.

Whole building

Adult 120 CZK
Reduced Reduced:
– senior citizens over the age of 65
– juveniles 15–18 years old
– holders of ISIC or ITIC cards
– high school and university students upon presentation of a student identity card
80 CZK
Children up to 15 years Only accompanied by an adult FREE ADMISSION

The e-ticket is valid for 30 days from the day of purchase for a one time entry.

Free admission (tickets only available at the box office): children from children’s homes or SOS children’s villages; holders of physical disability cards (ZTP, ZTP/P and people accompanying them); holders of cards: ICOM, Slovak National Museum, the National Museum Society, Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport, Prague Card, employee of a contributory organization of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic (+ 3 pers.)

Adult 30 CZK
Reduced Reduced:
– senior citizens over the age of 65
– juveniles 15–18 years old
– holders of ISIC or ITIC cards
– high school and university students upon presentation of a student identity card
20 CZK
Children up to 15 years Only accompanied by an adult FREE ADMISSION

The e-ticket is valid for 30 days from the day of purchase for a one time entry.

Free admission (tickets only available at the box office): children from children’s homes or SOS children’s villages; holders of physical disability cards (ZTP, ZTP/P and people accompanying them); holders of cards: ICOM, Slovak National Museum, the National Museum Society, Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport, Prague Card, employee of a contributory organization of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic (+ 3 pers.)


Filming, taking photos (no flash) for noncommercial use – free with valid ticket.

The ticket must be kept for the duration of the visit.

Exhibitions in the building

History

The chateau in Vrchotovy Janovice, together with the original park, is a special place with an unobtrusive, yet powerful and unique charm.

Originally a Gothic stone citadel of the Lords of Janovice, protected by a moat, it was later rebuilt in Renaissance style by the Lords of Říčany and changed in the 18th Century to the representative seat of the Votice branch of the Counts of Vrtba. Later, the Vratislavs of Mitrovice arrived and with them the last overall reconstruction of the whole area in the mid-19th Century. It was then that the castle gained its present Neo-Gothic appearance. During the time of the last private owners, Nádherní of Borutín, mainly in the first half of the 20th Century, the castle, in the middle of the old landscaped park, was the venue for the meetings of Baroness Sidonie Nádherná with her interesting guests.

During the 2nd World War the Chateau was utilised as a military headquarters and barracks. Vrchotovy Janovice, as part of a military area, was evacuated and gradually an “educational camp” for refugees from forced labour in Germany was established there, a “concentration camp” for people whose ancestors or relatives were Jews and a “concentration camp for political prisoners”, a branch of the Flossenburg camp.

Both the Soviet and Czechoslovakian armies resided in the Chateau in the period just after the War. In 1950, the Chateau was expropriated and used as a textile warehouse and later for collections of the Regional Archive – and it gradually became derelict. The National Museum saved it from destruction at the end of the 50s. Now the Vrchotovy Janovice Chateau – together with its park – has been part of the Museum for almost 50 years.

A visit to the Chateau offers – amongst other things – also the long-term exhibitions of the National Museum: “Society in Bohemia of the 19th Century and Rilke, Kraus and Vrchotovy Janovice” and “Czech Bell Founding”.

Partially wheelchair accessible

The park and the ground floor of the castle are wheelchair accessible. The first and second floors can only be reached by stairs, and after prior arangement with the castle staff, it is possible to take the wheelchair up. Before you visit us, please call: 317 853 181