Ostrava Museums and Art Galleries

(Ostrava, North Moravia, Czech Republic)

Photo of the city's Art MuseumA handful of museums present themselves to visitors staying in Ostrava. Art lovers will always enjoy a visit to the Ostrava Art Museum, one of the city's main art galleries, where many contemporary Czech paintings await.

The city's very own Ostrava Museum is worthy of a look and offers a good insight into times gone by, while the extremely popular Museum of Coal Mining is certainly one attraction not to miss and renowned throughout Europe. Here you will find a host of mining machinery and related equipment, together with underground corridors stretching for some 250 metres / 820 feet.

Museum of Coal Mining (Hornické Muzeum)

Address: Pod Landekem, Ostrava, Czech Republic, CZ
Tel: +420 596 131 803
Located on the northern side of Ostrava, the Museum of Coal Mining is known locally as the Hornické Muzeum and is to be found within the 19th-century Anselm pit colliery. The museum buildings display an array of exhibits relating to mining from all over North Moravia and it is even possible to descend down an old coalface and shaft.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge, concessions

Ostrava Museum (Ostravské Muzeum)

Address: Masarykovo Námesti, Ostrava, Czech Republic, CZ
Tel: +420 596 123 760
With exhibitions showcasing a range of regional archaeological exhibits, the Ostrava Museum is also home to plenty of informative natural history displays, along with a number of rather unexpected ancient treasures, such as the priceless statue of the Petrkovická Venus.
Open hours: October to May, Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 17:00, Saturday - 09:00 to 13:00, Sunday - 13:00 to 17:00; June to September, Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 17:00, Saturday - 09:00 to 13:00
Admission: charge, concessions

Art Museum (Dum Umeni)

Address: Jureckova 9, Ostrava, Czech Republic, CZ
Tel: +420 596 112 566
The Ostrava Art Museum is home to the best collection of paintings in this part of North Moravia. Expect to see plenty of modernist 20th-century paintings by a number of notable Czech artists, along with various visiting exhibitions.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 13:00 and 13:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge