Open Air Museums
The National Open Air Museum
Palackého 147, 756 61 Rožnov pod Radhoštěm
One of the oldest open air museums in Europe whose existence relates to the “Wallachian Year 1” first held in July 1925. It features vernacular architecture of Moravian Wallachia region, both of the urban and rural environments. The founders of the Museum, the Jaroněk brothers, had planned to establish the so-called living museum showing the life of our fathers, their work or leisure time in numerous variations. Held there during the whole year are events such as ethnographic happenings, folklore festivals, meetings of artisans, or fairs. The Museum also cares for two folk Art Nouveau style buildings Libušín and Maměnka lying in Pustevny and designed by Dušan Jurkovič.
Slovácko Museum in Uherské Hradiště
Smetanovy sady 179, 686 01 Uherské Hradiště
Since its foundation in 1914 the museum has profiled itself in ethnography and archeology, and later in fine arts and history. The research and collecting focus is focused on the entire ethnographic area of Slovácko. In the field of archeology and history, the institution pays attention to the important period of Great Moravia, the first stable principality of the Western Slavs. The branch of the Museum of Folk Distilleries in Vlčnov represents the domestic production of distillates on the Moravian-Slovak border. Part of the international cultural trail of St. Cyril and Methodius is a Memorial of Great Moravia in the Old Town with a newly built research and presentation center dedicated to these heralds.
The National Institute of Folk Culture
Zámek 672, 696 62 Strážnice
The National Institute of Folk Culture is the central workplace responsible for the coordination of care for traditional folk culture, conducting research, processing, storing and disseminating information on nonmaterial culture heritage in the Czech Republic. It administers 45 hectares of vegetation and 99 estates in total, seven are heritage-listed: the castle building and neighbouring park, the historical brewery building – today the entrance to the Strážnice Museum of Villages of South-East Moravia (Open Air Museum Strážnice). The unique collections are those of Moravian folk clothes and musical instruments.