Water Mill Valley

A maximum of 60 minutes
Tours possible only with a guide

Water Mill Valley is a unique collection of living structures and pieces of machinery that are operated by the power of mountain water and also human hands. It is situated in a flat valley meadow by an old millrace where technical buildings documenting the development and specialisation of the village economy from the second half of the 17th century to the 19th century were built from the 1970s onwards.

A visit to Water Mill Valley, which opened to the public in 1983, offers a unique chance of seeing a water mill, a sawmill and a fulling machine in motion. You can see how the blacksmith worked at the tilt-hammer. The heavy hammers are put into operation on special occasions. Oil pressing also only takes place during special events in view of the age of the machine. The beginning of the tour of the depot from Ostravice will acquaint you with old means of transport and agricultural machinery from the end of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.

Opening times

6. 12. - 9. 12. Tue - Fri (day of the week) otevřeny pouze exteriéry 8:00 – 16:00
10. 12. - 11. 12. Sat, Sun otevřeny pouze exteriéry 9:00 – 16:00
12. 12. - 15. 12. Mon - Thu (day of the week) otevřeny pouze exteriéry 8:00 – 16:00
17. 12. - 18. 12. Sat, Sun otevřeny pouze exteriéry 9:00 – 16:00
26. 12. - 31. 12. Mon - Sat otevřeny pouze exteriéry 9:00 – 16:00
Water Mill Valley

Admission

Adults 100 Kč
80 Kč
Children aged 6 - 15 60 Kč
Family admission (max. 2 adults and up to 4 children to the age of 15) 200
Children to the age of 6 Free
Animal 20

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Water Mill Valley is open to the public from May until the end of September. It is open at the weekends only in the months of October and November.

Exteriors only are open outside the main season (December to April).

Tours of the site

Tours last approximately 60 minutes and can be taken only with a guide against a ticket for a specific time. Visitors can choose the time of their tour, depending on availability, when purchasing tickets. Tours begin every half hour in July and August, and either every hour or depending on the current situation in other months.  Except the main season you can visit  only the exterriors of the Water Mill Valley.

Organised groups can reserve a tour here.

Guided tours after closing time or outside visiting hours are possible with a 100% surcharge over and above the given prices.

Final tour possible 60 minutes before closing time.

Terrain and accessibility

The flat and undemanding terrain is accessible to all visitors, including the physically handicapped.

Services on the site

  • there are no WCs or refreshments on the site. Refreshments can be purchased in drinks machines in Sušák or at other museum sites
  • non-commercial photography of interiors and exteriors is permitted
  • you may visit the exteriors of the site with an animal on a leash with a muzzle

Making an open fire and smoking are strictly prohibited on the site.

 

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