Czech Countryside Museum – Kačina Castle
Visit the Czech Countryside Museum
The Czech Countryside Museum, branch of the National Museum of Agricultural, has its seat in the exceptionally beautiful premises of Kačina Castle.
The Castle built by Earl Jan Rudolf Chotek in 1806–1824 is a unique demonstration of pure Empire style. The extensive wings of the castle include the unique Chotek Library, parlours, a historical pharmacy and contemporary theatre. In the castle garden, which is built in the English natural landscape park style, you will find a greenhouse, a herb garden and an educational tour route.
On several tour routes you can get acquainted not only with the history of the Chotek family or the normal life of the servants, but also with the changes in the noble estates during the 19th century.
The Czech Countryside Museum annually offers seasonal exhibitions, and many events take place here; weddings and corporate events are also organised in the chapel and other castle premises. The castle is also a popular location for film makers.
Kačina is capable of offering an all-day programme to its visitors, but it is also possible to combine the visit to Kačina with a tour of some of the tourist attractions in the vicinity. Lovers of historical agricultural machinery should not miss the Museum of Agricultural Machinery in Čáslav. The flat surroundings of Kačina together with the connection to the Polabí cycling route provide an ideal opportunity to visit Kačina within the scope of a cycling trip.