The Josef Suk Memorial in Křečovice  is located in a village not far from Benešov called Křečovice, where his father – the head teacher and church choir director Josef Suk – worked his whole life.

Josef Suk senior had the building erected for his son in 1895, as witnessed by an original wooden plaque inscribed: ‘Josef Suk erected this house for his son with the help of God, 16 Aug. MDCCCXCV.’ Here the composer wrote or completed the bulk of his compositions. The Bohemian Quartet, of which he was a founding member, used this magical place for rehearsals of their concert repertoire. After the composer’s death his son Josef Suk, Ing. transformed the little house into the Suk Memorial.

The exposition, based partly on original furnishings, documents Suk’s life and work and the activities of the Bohemian Quartet. Especially remarkable are a collection of small tokens of recognition and souvenirs from concert tours, and a portion of Suk’s collection of decorative glassware and ceramics.

Important dates from the memorial’s history: 1951 Josef Suk, Ing. bequeaths the Memorial to the state; the National Cultural Commission entrusts management of the complex to the Antonín Dvořák Society. 1956 The Josef Suk Memorial becomes a branch of the Antonín Dvořák Museum in Prague; the house is then renovated and a new exposition installed. 1974 The Memorial is ceremonially reopened for the hundredth anniversary of Suk’s birth.

Opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday 10:00  -  17:00
Sunday 10:00  -  17:00

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday–Friday: by appointment only (please call +420 317 741 308, +420 602 292 021)

Entrance fees

You can buy a ticket only at the ticket office

Long-term exhibition

Full 50 CZK
Reduced Reduced admission fee:
- For senior citizens over the age of 60;
- holders of physical disability (ZTP), ISIC or ITIC cards
- children from 6 to 15 years
- high school and university students upon presentation of a student identity card
30 CZK 
Family Family
- For adults with children –max. 2 adults and 3 children

90 CZK
School excursions School excursions
- 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge

20 CZK / person

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

Free admission: Children up to 6 years; children from children’s homes or SOS children’s villages; holders of physical disability cards (ZTP, ZTP/P and people accompanying them); ICOM, the National Museum Society; holders of the Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport, Prague Card.

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

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

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