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

April, September and October:
Weekends: 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

Adjusting the opening hours

28. 9. 2020 09:00  -  17:00

Entrance fees

You can buy a ticket at the ticket office or online on this page.

Whole building

Adult 90 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
60 CZK

Free admission: children up to 15 years; 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.)

Long-term exhibiton Czech Bell Founding

Adult 20 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
10 CZK

Free admission: children up to 15 years; 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.)

Additional information about tickets


Groups: 10% discount from the standard admission fee – for an organised group of 30 or more people with collective paymen (except for school groups).

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

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

An online ticket is valid for 30 days after its purchase. 

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”, “Rilke, Kraus and Vrchotovy Janovice” and “Czech Bellfounding”.

 

Disabled access

The building is wheelchair accessible. Before you visit us, please call: 317 853 181