Regional Museum in Jílové u Prahy

The Regional Museum in Jílové u Prahy specializes in gold production in the Czech Republic, as its name states. However, the museum also exhibits numerous interesting objects from other fields. It was established as early as 1891 and is located on lower floors of the "dům Mince" (Coin House) building. This was the former seat of the mining office in charge of gold mining in Jílové and around. The permanent exhibitions in the museum include: Gold in the Czech Republic, History of the Region, Tramping and Nature South of Prague The offer is regularly complemented with numerous short-term exhibitions. In summer, you can try your hand at gold-panning the gold-bearing sand of the Sázava river on the court. Amateur geologists can search for samples of local rocks and minerals in the material brought form local spoil heaps. Biologist can admire various types of bird boxes. The museum also offers tours of three different mines near Jílové (St. Joseph drift, St. Anthony of Padua drift and Halíře drift). Exhibitions are linked by a nature trail. For further information, see the web site of the museum.

Route and transport to the site

Walking:

This site is not suitable for a hike from Slapy, due to its remoteness.

Cycling (approx. 30 km):

Slapy Golf Resort - Slapy - Slapy reservoir - Nová Rabyně - Stromeč - Vysoký Újezd - Teletín - Krňany - Kamenný Přívoz - Jílové u Prahy. The museum is situated on the square, next to the church. The trip is not very suitable for cyclists. Jílové is quite far away from Slapy and the terrain is rather broken. The route mainly follows busy roads.

By car (approx. 30 km):

Slapy Golf Resort - Slapy - Slapy reservoir - Nová Rabyně - Stromeč - Vysoký Újezd - Teletín - Krňany - Kamenný Přívoz - Jílové u Prahy. I recommend parking your car directly in front of the museum.

GPS coordinates

www.mapy.cz - 49°53'37.898"N, 14°29'38.387"E

Map

Map No. 38 / A6, KČT (Czech Tourist Club) series

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Info: www.muzeumjilove.cz