Betlém in Hlinsko: Craftsmen’s Cottages

60 minutes
guided tours for groups of a maximum of 50 people
Reservations necessary for organised groups

This tour route will give you the chance of visiting period buildings showing the lives and work of small craftsmen typical of the Hlinsko area in the second half of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. You can take a look at the workshops and cottages of a cottage weaver, a toy maker and a cobbler. The unique workshop of a maker of hand-cut files and rasps has also been open since April 2016.

Opening times

29. 3. - 30. 6. Tue - Sun 8.30 – 16.00
1. 7. - 31. 8. Tue - Sun 9.00 – 17.00
1. 9. - 23. 12. Tue - Sun 8.30 – 16.00
24. 12. - 25. 12.
26. 12. Thu (day of the week) 13.00 – 16.00
27. 12. - 30. 12. Mon, Fri (day of the week) - Sun 8.30 – 16.00
31. 12. Tue 8.30 – 13.00
Betlém in Hlinsko: Craftsmen’s Cottages


Adults 140 CZK
Children to the age of 6 Free
Organised groups of children to the age of 6 40 CZK
Children aged 6 - 15 80 CZK
Concessions (students aged 15–26 ; senior citizens over the age of 65) 120 CZK
Family admission (max. 2 adults and up to 4 children to the age of 15) 280 CZK

More information

Tours and reservations:
Tour guide service:
guided tours for groups of a maximum of 50 people
Tour length:
60 minutes

Physical demands and the terrain: the terrain is flat and undemanding, there is a paved pathway between the buildings
Tour reservations and contact details: tour reservations are required for organised groups (daytrips) and are recommended for ordinary large groups, call the telephone numbers +420 469 311 429 (Betlém in Hlinsko guides) or +420 469 326 415 (Vysočina Open Air Museum Administration) or write to the e-mail address

Information on services:
The car park for cars and coaches (free and for a fee) is around 100 metres from the site of the Betlém conservation area.

There are restaurants and cafés in the Betlém conservation area and in the surrounding area.

Facilities for children (baby changing table) can be found in the public WC building opposite the ticket office.

A bicycle stand can be found opposite the ticket office next to the public WC building.

Prohibitions and restrictions:
Smoking is strictly prohibited in the buildings at the Betlém conservation area.

Dogs may be taken into the buildings at the Betlém conservation area on a leash free of charge.

The outside areas at the open air museum are fully accessible. Access for the disabled is limited in museum interiors (doorsteps, stairs).

Photography and film recording
is permitted without the use of flash photography and tripods for your own non-commercial use.

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