The Czech Republic has a lot to offer also off the beaten path, aside of big cities or UNESCO heritage sites: we are proud of the charming, picturesque, and variable country landscape as well as of the institutions that are located in smaller towns all around the Czech Republic. Find out more about these hidden gems and meet ICOM members who spread and carry on the idea of museums being centers of culture and education in regional towns and cities.

Regional tours leave either from Prague Congress Centre parking lot by buses or by trains from the Brno’s Main Railway Station as a follow-up excursion for participants of the historic train ride.

Practical information

Departure date: 26 August 2022 (Friday)

Excursions to the regions (except for the excursion to Ostrava) leave from the parking lot of the hotel Corinthia, located just in front of the main entrance to the hotel. The hotel is located next to the Congress Centre Prague, on the opposite side of the Vyšehrad metro (subway) station. Before entering the bus, please check-in with your designated guide, who will be awaiting you at the parking lot. 

The excursions to Ostrava (i.e.: “Czech Silesia: Three nationalities, one country, one destiny”; “Home or ‘Heimat’: Identity loss in the Hlučín and Opava regions” and “Light in the heart of darkness: Fine arts in Ostrava”) leaves by train from the Prague Main Railway Station. Your designated guide will be awaiting you in the upper lobby of the station. Please, check-in with him/her to obtain your seat reservations.


Your choice is to be made upon the registration process.

The organizers reserve the right to change the programme.


A dilemma in museology: Historical site needs vs. museum needs at Pardubice Castle

A fairy tale in South Bohemia: Neo-Gothic Hluboká Chateau and the Aleš South Bohemian Gallery

Along the Vltava: The birthplace of Antonin Dvořák, House of Lobkowicz’s Castle Nelahozeves and the Central Bohemian Museum in Roztoky

Czech Silesia: Three nationalities, one country, one destiny

Home or ‘Heimat’: Identity loss in the Hlučín and Opava regions (Silesian Museum and Museum of Hlučín Region)

How our world is structured: The Centre for Building Heritage in Plasy and the Railroad Depot of the National Technical Museum in Chomutov

Hradec Králové: City of Czech queens and Salon of the Republic

Labyrinth of memory: Interpretation and presentation in museology

Light in the heart of darkness: Fine arts in Ostrava

Medieval architecture, mechanical nativity scenes and the House of Tapestries: The best of South Bohemia in Jindřichův Hradec

Pilsen: Not just pilsner; From beer brewing to modern history

The thorny path to freedom: From the Terezín Memorial to the North Bohemian Gallery of Fine Arts in Litoměřice

Traces of ‘the good old days’ and modern art: Franz Ferdinand d’Este at Konopiště Castle and the Museum of Art and Design in Benešov

Traces of Albrecht von Wallenstein in Bohemian Paradise: The fairy-tale town of Jičín and the Museum of Play

Tragedies which should not be forgotten: Lidice Memorial and Memorial Lety u Písku



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