Postal Museum Vyšší Brod

Visit post offices from the 16th century till present. You will see historical postal stations and offices alive and busy, letter and parcel mail coaches in motion, handstamps banging down again. Why? Because we display things connected with everyday postal operations.

Visit out Vyšší Brod venue located in the building of the 13th century Cistercian monastery in Vyšší Brod.

Address

Postal Museum Vyšší Brod
Klášter 136
382 73 Vyšší Brod
Phone.: + 420 954 401 297

E-mail: postovni.muzeum@cpost.cz

Opening hours

April–October (daily except Monday)
9–12 a.m., 1-5 p.m.

November-March - please make an appointment

Please come at 11.30 a.m. or 4.30 p.m. at the latest to buy a ticket.

How to get here

The Postal Museum's branch is located in Vyšší Brod, a small town in South Bohemia about 200 km far from Prague, close to the Austrian border. The exposition extends over the vast area of the former Cistercian monastery. The town has a good car, bus and train connection. Buses and trains run more frequently in the summer season.

Information:: We are sorry but our exposition has no wheelchair access.

Admission fees

Czech Post's employees have free admission (must show their employee's card).

Adult CZK 50
Student or senior CZK 20
Child (0-6) accompanied by a parent free

Association of Museums and Galleries of the Czech Republic, National Heritage Institute, International Council of Museums, and Association of Museums in Slovakia card holders have free admission.

What can you see

  • Large exposition on postal history in the Czech, Moravian and Silesian lands from 1526 until today (approx. 2,000 m2),
  • Unique collection of 19th century carriages, coaches and sleighs,
  • Historical postal uniforms, signs, cash boxes, mail boxes, maps,
  • Samples of correspondence, old writing tools, franking and cancelling machines,
  • Reconstructions of 18th and 20th century post offices,
  • Telegraph, teleprinter and telephone machines,
  • Late gothic, renaissance and baroque interiors.