What´s on


Shrovetide (Saturday 19 February)

The Shrovetide door-to-door procession of masks from Zubrnice with the folklore group DYKYTA from Krásná Lípa, an exhibition about the history of Shrovetide, sales of traditional masks and the baking of Shrovetide goods. Masks of traditional crafts welcome.

Easter in the Village (Saturday - Sunday 9 - 10 April)

Spring and Easter folk customs, seeing off Morana – Goddess of Winter and Death – to the accompaniment of folk groups, decorating Easter eggs, braiding Easter willow whips, baking hot cross buns, wicker weaving, art workshop, trail games for children, fairy-tale theatre.

Gamekeeping Day (Saturday 7 May)

Gamekeeping as part of our intangible cultural heritage is traditionally presented as care for the natural world – a performance by buglers, spring judging of young dogs, exhibitions, falconry, gamekeeping tests, nature trails and workshops for children. Prepared in co-operation with the Ústí nad Labem branch of the Czech and Moravian Gamekeeping Union and other gamekeeping organisations.

Museum Day (Wednesday 18  May)

Free admission to the I. Museum Tour - Historic Village. 

Mary Magdalene Pilgrimage (Saturday 23 July)

The procession begins at Týniště Mill (house no. 27) at 10.00 a.m. and continues to the church with a Baroque farce on the Atonement of Mary Magdalene held in co-operation with the association “Středohoří Sobě”, challenges and games for children, theatre.

Steam at the Museum (Saturday 10 September)

Take the steam locomotive to Zubrnice where a steam traction engine is in operation, work with children from the children’s home in Střekov – pickling cabbage, cider pressing, baking and games.

Autumn in the Village (Saturday - Sunday 15 – 16 October)

Threshing cereal grain, rope making, flax processing, milling grain in a mill, milk processing, fruit drying, exhibition of traditional fruit varieties, nature trail for children.

Christmas in Zubrnice (Saturday - Sunday 15 – 16 December)

Advent, ending with Christmas and the celebration of the arrival of the New Year, traditional foods, the scent of Christmas fruit loaf, Christmas songs and carol singing, folk groups, fortune-telling and magic, an exhibition of nativity scenes, a craft market.


Wickerwork in Craft, Design and Art (April – June)

This exhibition presents the phenomenon of wickerwork as a material used by our forefathers. The exhibition features items from the museum collections and examples of the use of wickerwork in art and design.

Eva Maceková (April - June)

The work of a young Slovak painter, graphic designer and illustrator living in Prague presenting her personal technique and economical style promoting multi-layered communication.

Martin Raudenský (April - October)

A cross-section of the work of the graphic designer and lecturer at the Faculty of Art and Design in Ústí nad Labem who contributed to the now iconic promotional visual for Zubrnice Open Air Museum.

Martin Kuriš (June - October)

An installation by the figurative painter and lecturer at Ústí nad Labem University, whose work is inspired by the places and stories of the North Bohemian borderlands.

A tinker in the village (July - October)

This exhibition shows the humble beginnings and the glory of a craft that helped the people of the poor areas of Kysuce and later Spiš make a wandering living for 200 years. It presents products made by contemporary tinkers as well as items from the museum collection.

Admission to selected programmes is stipulated on an individual basis.

We reserve the right to make changes to the programme.


Easter Customs (Tuesday - Thursday 5 - 14 April)

A tour with a talk about spring and Easter customs for schoolchildren. Orders necessary in advance.

Advent and Christmas customs (Tuesday - Thursday 6 - 15 December)

A tour with a talk about Advent and Christmas customs for schoolchildren. Orders necessary in advance.

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