What´s on

VESELÝ KOPEC


Shrovetide (Saturday 5  February)

The traditional Shrovetide door-to-door procession, which is a UNESCO world cultural heritage event, as performed by the village group from Studnice near Hlinsko.


 

Easter at Veselý Kopec (Friday – Monday 15–18 April)

The opening of the visitor season, with a programme of events presenting Easter customs, product sales and demonstrations.


Potter’s Saturday (Saturday 14 May)

Demonstrations of the work of potters and ceramists, sales of their products and an accompanying programme.


Museum Day (Wednesday 18 May)

Free admission to all area.


Veselý Kopec for Children and Their Parents (June – October)

Families with children can play an interesting game at the individual exhibitions from June to September. Craft demonstrations and special accompanying programmes on selected Saturdays and Sundays.


Nine kinds of Craft or From Fibre to Shirt (Saturday 4 June)

Demonstrations of traditional textile techniques, sales of products and an accompanying programme, including shows of period clothing and the Fidler hand-weaving workshop from Hlinsko.


Veselý Kopec Fair (Saturday - Sunday 16 – 17 July)

Sales of folk products, an accompanying cultural programme.


Grab Your Flail, Let’s Go Threshing (Saturday 13 August)

A programme devoted to a traditional farming method with demonstrations of agricultural crop processing and an accompanying cultural programme.


Village Fête (Saturday 3 September)

A reminder of traditional customs, demonstrations of baking in a bread oven, and an accompanying cultural programme that will let you know why a cockerel was beheaded at the Village Fête.


Potato Saturday (Saturday 1 October)

Tastings of traditional potato dishes and the opportunity of finding out everything about the cultivation, storage and use of potatoes, with an accompanying cultural programme.


Christmas in Veselý Kopec (Saturday 26 November – Sunday 4 December)

A programme of traditional customs, demonstrations of the production of goods accompanying Christmastime in the past, and an extensive accompanying cultural programme.


Christmas Fair (Sunday 4 December)

Sales of folk craft products and an accompanying cultural programme.


EXHIBITIONS

Did You Know That...? (24 April – 31 October)

An exhibition presenting unique elements that are inscribed on the List of Intangible Elements of Traditional Intangible Folk Culture of the Pardubice Region.


Shrovetide Door-to-door Processions in the Hlinsko Area or Ten + 1 Years on the World Intangible Cultural Heritage List (24 April – 31 October)

An exhibition devoted to a notable phenomenon of the Hlinsko area that was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity ten years ago.


BETLÉM IN HLINSKO


A Farewell to Shrovetide (Tuesday 22 February)

The traditional Shrovetide procession at the conservation area demonstrated by the people of Blatno in Hlinsko. Shrovetide ends with the traditional “Killing of the Mare” custom. Prepared in co-operation with the Town of Hlinsko and the Hlinsko Tourist Information Centre. Free admission to the site.


Easter in Betlém ( Friday 1 April – Sunday 1 May)

Traditional Easter customs with an exhibition about the custom the Marching of Judas, which is part of our national cultural heritage, and demonstrations of the production of Easter products.


Architecture Day (Sunday 7 May)

Guided tours and accompanying programmes devoted to interesting features at the Betlém vernacular architecture conservation area in Hlinsko. Part of a national project.


Museum Day (Wednesday 18 May)

Free admission to all area.


The National Open Air Museum invites you (Saturday 2 July)

The Hanakian Open Air Museum, Vysočina Open Air Museum, Zubrnice Open Air Museum and the Wallachian Open Air Museum mount presentations of their regions with an all-day programme including traditional crafts and craft products and an extensive programme of cultural events. A programme devoted to the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Vysočina Open Air Museum.


Betlém Museum Night (Friday 16 September)

A special programme with the chance of experiencing Betlém in a slightly different way. Part of a national project.


Christmas Time in Betlém (Wednesday 7  December 2022 –  Sunday 8 January 2023)

Decorated houses in Betlém provide the authentic atmosphere of the Christmas holidays in the past, with an exhibition of folk nativity scenes.


EXHIBITIONS - VESELÝ KOPEC

Half a Century with You (15 April – 30 October)

An exhibition devoted to the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Vysočina Open Air Museum


Shrovetide door-to-door processions from the Hlinsko Area (15 April - 30 October)

An exhibition devoted to the traditional Shrovetide door-to-door processions in the Hlinsko area, which are part of the cultural heritage of humanity, with demonstrations of traditional masks and the history of this folk custom.


PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS - BETLÉM HLINSKO

Village Shrovetide Door-to-door Processions and Masks from the Hlinsko Area (all-year-round)

An exhibition devoted to the traditional Shrovetide door-to-door processions in the Hlinsko area, which are part of the cultural heritage of humanity, with demonstrations of traditional masks and the history of this folk custom.

National Open Air Museum

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