Moravské Zemské Muzeum (Moravian Museum), Brno

Moravské Zemské Muzeum (Moravian Museum), Brno

The Moravian Museum is a scientific and cultural museum within the Dietrichstein Palace. It is the second-largest and second-oldest museum in the Czech Republic. Currently, the museum is funded by the Ministry of Culture and is a member of the Czech Association of Museums and Galleries.

Dietrichstein Palace was built in 1616 as a home for Cardinal Franz von Dietrichstein. The Baroque-style building is one of the largest in the city. It was turned into the Moravian Museum by Emperor Francis II in 1817 and was established with the help of renowned natural scientist Christian Carl Andre and Supreme Czech Chancellor Antonin Bedrich Mitrovsky.

Exhibits in the Moravian Museum show the history of Moravia, minerals found within the land, cultural changes throughout the years, and artifacts from prehistory. Its collections contain over six million objects from the natural and social sciences.

While the central location of the Moravian Museum is in Dietrichstein Palace, there are several other exhibition places throughout the city. Some of these are the Palace of Noble Ladies, the Anthropos Pavilion, and the Mendel Museum. There are also homes, castles and monuments owned and managed by the museum.

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Sight Name: Moravské Zemské Muzeum (Moravian Museum)
Sight Location: Brno, Czech Republic (See walking tours in Brno)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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