Our new exhibition of art glass promises a first-class visual experience for all visitors. In the realization of the new exposition, we put emphasis on finding the most optimal lighting conditions, which are essential for the exposition of glass exhibits. The right light is the most important factor for the appreciation of glass exhibits.
In Libenský and Brychtová's hall, the glass sculptures are placed in soft, diffused daylight, so that their monumentality and fragility stand out. Part of the exhibition, on the other hand, is without access to daylight and the individual exhibits are illuminated so that the delicate engravings, painting or precise cutting stand out. We are expanding the exhibition area with a new exposition of Zelezny Brod figurine making, which is presented to visitors in an unusual way.
Our exhibition also commemorates the personalities of the Zelezny Brod glass industry, such as the First Republic glass entrepreneurs and teachers of the local glass school, who were behind the birth of the "Železnobrodske sklo" phenomenon.
For our youngest visitors we have prepared a children's corner where they can enjoy stringing beads and engage in creative activities. Interactive worksheets and a game about glass on touch screens will make their time in the museum more enjoyable and introduce them to the fascinating world of glass creations. In the children's corner, there is a large ball track that children will not want to leave.
In the museum you will be able to watch cult short films about glass, such as Inspirace by Karel Zeman or The Skleněná suita by Karel Baroch. On the interactive displays, you will learn more about the glassmaking industry in Zelezny Brod, its history and techniques.
You can't leave empty-handed! Our museum shop offers goods from local glassmakers that you can take away as a unique souvenir or original gift. You will also be able to buy printed materials in the form of publications, catalogues, books, monographs, brochures or postcards, and tourist souvenirs.
We look forward to your visit and believe that our new exhibition of art glass will enchant you and provide you with an unforgettable cultural experience.
We are planning the grand opening of the new glass exhibition of the museum, which will take place on 1 March 2024 at 5:00 pm. You are heartily invited!
The museum has undergone a comprehensive reconstruction, with attention paid to both the modernization of the premises and the creation of a completely new interactive exhibition. Our young visitors can look forward to a new children's corner, which houses a unique glass ball track.
The opening ceremony will begin at 17:00 with an opening in the Municipal Museum, accompanied by live music produced by ZOR - Kotlárovci. The celebrations will then move to the local KC Kino, where a rich cultural programme will take place in the evening and at night.
From 19.00, a Pecha Kucha night on the theme "Glass and a new coat" will take place. This event, characterized by short and distinctive presentations, will feature interesting guests who will share their views and experiences on the topic. The interactive part of the evening promises to be an inspiring experience for all visitors. After the presentations, there is an after party with music mixed by DJ Sven Jansen, which will last until late into the night. Come and celebrate with us the renewal of our local cultural treasure!
In 2023, we faced significant challenges. Our museum has been undergoing a thorough interior renovation, which is now nearing its conclusion. We are delighted to have passed this challenging stage with flying colours, thanks in part to your support. We would like to thank you for your patience and loyalty during this challenging period.
We look forward to seeing you at the grand opening of the museum on March 1, 2024 at 5 pm. Join us in celebrating the completion of this phase of the Connected by Glass project!
We wish you a peaceful and joyful Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the newly renovated museum!
Sincerely, museum people
This year, the traditional sales event with a cultural program will take place from Thursday, November 30 to Sunday, December 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
And what can you look forward to this year? From Thursday to Sunday, Mrs. Karla Srbová will demonstrate decorating her Jílov gingerbreads, with which she won the Regional Product of the Jizera Mountain label. Mrs. Stáňa Mlejnková, Alena Matějková and Věra Poláková will also demonstrate their craftsmanship in the production of Christmas ornaments, patchwork and lace. On Friday, from 4 p.m., the students of the swing orchestra of the Basic Art School will perform. Young artists with their wind instruments will perform pieces studied under the guidance of teacher Rudy Müller. The Andílek family center will prepare an Advent spiral in front of the house, which on Saturday evening the children's visitors will be able to light up with their own handmade candlesticks. We start at 4:30 p.m., when it will be already dark outside. We recommend that children bring candles and apples from home. And, of course, children will not miss out on a fairy tale. On Sunday, starting at 11 a.m., puppeteer Ruda Hancvencl will perform a series of classic fairy tales in a modern adaptation called "In one forest, in one house" on the grounds of Běliště. The Mozaika Leisure Center and the Andílek Family Center will provide creative workshops for children's visitors throughout the duration of the markets. Come and soak up the Advent atmosphere, choose gifts from regional artisans and workshops, support the activities of the Železnobrodsk Disabled Association with your purchase, taste cakes, Christmas cookies, tunnels, pretzels, strengthen yourself with pickled ermine or toast and warm yourself up with Bělišťák, soup or warm cider! We look forward to your visit.
Twenty-five years since the opening of the ethnographic exhibition. The exhibition will not only commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the opening of the new Ethnographic Exhibition, but will also present the institution of the local museum and the transformations it has undergone in more than 150 years of its existence. The exhibition will take place from September 5 until the end of 2023 in Běliště.
The Municipal Museum has published two books focusing on the history of the town and its heritage. The first publication, entitled "The Volga was our port", is about the legendary pub that stood on the small square until its demolition. This inn existed for 130 years and the publication offers many photographs and stories relating to its history. Locals still remember this pub as a kind of town centre and a place where people of different faiths and interests gathered. The Volha pub is inseparable from the history of Železný Brod.
The second book entitled "Brodec, pictures from the history of the town district" is dedicated to one of the town districts of Železný Brod. It recalls its first known inhabitants, deals with its industrial and construction development and finds a certain poetry in the concrete corners of the settlement on Vápenka. The publication is full of photographs and documents that capture the historical moments of this magical place. Readers will learn many interesting facts about how this part of the city has evolved over the years and how its architecture has changed.
You can buy the book "Volha was our port" for 120 CZK and the publication "Brodec, pictures from the history of the town district" for 175 CZK. These publications are available during the opening hours of the Běliště/ethnographic exhibition or at the town's information centre.
These books will interest all those who are interested in the history of Železný Brod and its heritage.If you want to get more information about the town and its history, we definitely recommend visiting Běliště and seeing these publications in person.