What´s on


Shrovetide (Saturday 11 February)

Shrovetide customs, masked procession through the village, competition to find the best mask, demonstrations of the production of specialities made from locally slaughtered pigs and their sale.

Easter in the Haná region (Saturday 8 April)

Traditional Easter and springtime customs, decorating Easter eggs, braiding willow plaits, baking hot cross buns and a performance by a children’s choir.

An invitation from the National Open Air Museum (Saturday 17 June)

The Hanakian Open Air Museum, the Wallachian Open Air Museum, the Vysočina Open Air Museum and the Zubrnice Open Air Museum present their individual unique regions through their traditional folk culture. The programme is also to feature the opening of an exhibition of traditional vernacular architecture.

Vernacular architecture and Hanakian costumes (Saturday 15 July)

Demonstrations of the production of unfired bricks, including the preparation of cut straw and stomping the clay mixture, accompanied by a lecture on earthen construction and its history and future. 

Bronislava Millá, a distinguished expert in Hanakian costumes, sheds light on their secrets and motifs; she will also be giving a demonstration of the bobbin lacework used in folk costumes.

Harvest Time in Hana (Saturday 5 August)

Mowing with a scythe, clearing with a winnow. Harvesting and threshing cereal grain, scything with a cradle scythe, binding into sheaves, stacking sheaves in stooks, a demonstration of period machinery, threshing with a hand flail, threshing with a historic threshing machine, tastings of regional specialities.


Horseplay (Sunday 27 August)

A special programme for children – a return to the past with children’s games and entertainment from the times of our great-grandparents. Horse rides, archery, art workshop, fencing performance, a demonstration of dog-assisted therapy, face painting, physical activities for young and old. Craft fair, the Studio bez Kliky Theatre. Listen and dance to the group Isbina.

Autumn on a farm in Hanakia (Saturday 16 September)

Get acquainted with the everyday life and work of our ancestors on a farm in Hanakia at the time of the Indian summer and the approaching autumn.

Hanakian Christmas (Saturday 2 December)

The genuine Christmas atmosphere of a Hanakian homestead at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Baking Christmas confectionary, Hanakian customs and traditions, Christmas fair.

Permanent exhibition

May – September

The Kameníčkův Homestead

A tour of the residential and farm areas of the Kameníčkův Homestead dating back to 1876, an orchard with historical varieties of trees and barns . The individual rooms at the homestead are furnished with rustic furnishings from the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth centuries. Agricultural machinery and equipment dating back to the 1830s and 1840s can be seen in the barns .

Educational programmes

Work and crafts on a Hanakian farm

Dates: 6–9, 13–14, 20–23 and 27–28 June 2023

Interactive educational programmes for primary schools focusing on folk crafts and everyday life and work on a farm in Hanakia.


Thursday 9 November

The XVII Conference on Folk Culture in Hanakia

A gathering of professionals and the general public, lectures and discussions on new findings in the ethnography of Hanakia, including Horní Haná, Malá Haná, the Drahany district and Záhoří.

The conference is to take place in the Great Hall at Záloženský Dům (Příkazy 18).

Free admission and folk costume consultation: 1 June, 7 September

Free admission on the first Thursday of every month, folk costume consultation with Bronislava Millá and Jarmila Vítoslavská about Hanakian folk dress.



National Open Air Museum

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