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Brewery Museum Tour

Experience the story of beer from ancient times until the present day

Come to see the smallest jug in the world, beer brewing laboratory, Gothic malt house… and discover the entire history of beer in a brewing house from the 15th century. The tour includes Pilsner Urquell beer tasting (0.3 l) – for adults only.

 

Where our tour takes you

Brewery Museum in Plzeň, is the only professional museum of this type in Bohemia and guards a beer making legend. As far as the contents and the extent of the exposition is concerned, there is no other museum like it in the world. We will introduce to you the history of pubs in the town of Plzeň, and will show you the malt shop, malt kiln, and rollers, but also a laboratory and beer curiosities. Learn all about beer and the brewing industry!

We also offer special educational programmes for schools focusing on the history of the town of Plzeň.

From ancient times to the present day

Are you interested in what our ancestors used to drink beer from and how they used to toast to their health? Do you want to see two storey medieval cellars? The Brewery Museum reveals the secrets of beer making, serving and beer drinking from the distant past. We will take you back to medieval times when beer was drunk through a reed, we will show you medieval cellars hidden under a brewing house built in the 15th century, and authentic beer pubs from the beginning of the 20th century.

Learn what the threshing yard, kiln and rollers were used for

It is a miracle that this 15th century house where the Brewery Museum is located has been preserved in its original form until today. Thanks to this, visitors can explore the late Gothic malt shop, which forms an important part of the so called threshing yard where grain steeping and germination took place. The kiln stopped the germination process and rollers originally served to store and pre-dry green malt – the so-called rolling.

Kuriozity

Come to see the smallest jug in the world (only one centimetre high) or a huge tankard from Siberia. Admirers of technology will certainly love the model of a steam brewery, which is a special European technical feature and is capable of producing thirty litres of beer per batch.

Interactive tour – a living museum

Groups of 10 or more people may select an interactive tour with a guide, where visitors may admire historical beer-making apparatus and tools, but also see how these devices actually worked

and even try using them.

Historical Plzeň Underground

Directly from the Brewery Museum you may take a tour of the large historical Plzeň underground, a unique labyrinth of cellars and corridors. More information about this tour available at www.plzenskepodzemi.cz

Tour times

April to September 10 am to 6 pm
October to March 10 am to 5 pm

Visitors without a reservation make take the tour while visiting the Brewery Museum using a printed tour guide, audio guide or using a museum smart phone and tablet application running iOS or Android. This guide is available in ten world languages.

Tour price

Czech language Foreign language*
Regular entrance fee Reduced fee Regular entrance fee Reduced fee
Brewery Museum:Tour with a printed tour guide or smart phone application CZK 70 CZK 50 CZK 90 CZK 60
Brewery Museum:tour with an audio guide CZK 100 CZK 80 CZK 120 CZK 90
Brewery Museum:tour guide (for groups with 10 or more persons) CZK 100 CZK 80 CZK 120 CZK 90
Family ticket (2 adults + at least 1 child) CZK 180 - CZK 220
Educational programmes for schools CZK 40 CZK 40 CZK 70 CZK 70

* Tours in foreign language includes guide services in the agreed language and the exposition in the agreed language (Czech, English or German).

Holders of ZTP/P cards and their accompanying assistant (1 person) may enjoy all of the tours of the Pilsner Urquell brewery free of charge.

When you purchase tickets for two or more tours you will get a 25% discount. More information available at in a pricelist (PDF).

For a fee of CZK 50 per person you may even book your tour outside of the regular hours.

Additional tour information

  • You may also take the tour of the Brewery Museum individually (without any tour guide):

    -        using a printed guide in English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, English, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Russian

    -        using a smart phone or tablet application running iOS or Android in Czech, English, German, French, Slovakian, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Hungarian

    -        using our audio guide in Czech, English, German, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, French

  • The tour lasts about 60 minutes.

  • The tour includes Pilsner Urquell beer tasting (0.3 l), available only to persons who are 18 years of age. In accordance with Act No. 37/1989 Coll., on the Prevention of Alcoholism and other Addictions, as amended, we do not serve alcohol to anyone under the age of 18.

Group tours may only be booked for groups of 10 and more people. The maximum number of people in a group is 25. Narration is available in Czech, English, German, Russian, French.

HOW TO REACH THE BREWERY

BREWERY MUSEUM

Veleslavínova 6, 301 14 Plzeň
GPS: 49°44'55.459"N, 13°22'50.902"E

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Programme for schools

The Brewery Museum offers instructional programmes for schools about the history of the city of Pilsen and historic trades.

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