Brewery Museum Tour

Tour price CZK 90
Available languages CZ, DE, EN, FR, RU, ES, PL, HU, IT, NL
Opening hours
Brewery museum
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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.

Tour times

January closed

 

February 10 am to 5 pm
You may take the tour of the Brewery Museum
individually (without any tour guide).
March 10 am to 5 pm
You may take the tour of the Brewery Museum
individually (without any tour guide).
April 10 am to 6 pm
You may take the tour of the Brewery Museum
individually (without any tour guide).
May 10 am to 6 pm
You may take the tour of the Brewery Museum
individually (without any tour guide).
June 10 am to 6 pm
You may take the tour of the Brewery Museum
individually (without any tour guide).
July 10 am to 6 pm
You may take the tour of the Brewery Museum
individually (without any tour guide).
August 10 am to 6 pm
You may take the tour of the Brewery Museum
individually (without any tour guide).
September 10 am to 6 pm
You may take the tour of the Brewery Museum
individually (without any tour guide).
October 10 am to 5 pm
You may take the tour of the Brewery Museum
individually (without any tour guide).
November 10 am to 5 pm
You may take the tour of the Brewery Museum
individually (without any tour guide).
December 10 am to 5 pm
You may take the tour of the Brewery Museum
individually (without any tour guide).

 

Due to technical reason, Brewery museum will be open until 4 p.m. on 12 December.

Additional tour information

You may 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, Russianor using a smart phone or tablet application running iOS or Android in Czech, English, German, French, Slovakian, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Hungarian. 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. 65/2017 Sb., on the Protection of Health from Harmful Effects of Addictive Substances, we do not serve alcohol to anyone under the age of 18. A school group with one or more minors will not be provided with beer tasting.

What to look forward to during a tour

 
1 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.

 
2 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.

 
3 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.

 
4 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.

 
5 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.

Map of brewery premises

 
 
 
 
 

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Tours and educational programs for schools

50 CZK 90 min

The Brewery Museum has prepared three interactive learning programmes for first and second-grade pupils about the history of Pilsen and traditional trades.

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Opening hours

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

 

Due to technical reason, Brewery museum will be open until 4 p.m. on 12 December.

 

Opening hours during Christmas:

Admission

The pricelist valid from 1st April 2018:

Regular entrance fee Reduced fee*
Brewery Museum:Tour with a printed tour guide or smart phone application CZK 90 CZK 60
Brewery Museum:tour guide (for groups with 15 or more persons) CZK 120 CZK 80
Family ticket (max. 2 adults + 3 children) CZK 220
Educational programmes for schools CZK 50 CZK 50

 

 

Reduced admission: children up to 6 and under 15, students under 26, pensioners over 70, TP, ZTP, HI YHA cardholders.

Free admission: children under 6, ZTP/P card holders + their escort (1 person)

Family ticket: max. 2 adults + 3 children up to 6 and under 15.

 

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