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Summerhouse Mitrovský

Veletržní 19

Admission fee 20 CZK
Last entry at 23.30
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Temporary exhibition

Mechanical and Technological Toys


The attractive Late Baroque building is the last surviving summer palace in Moravia. Originally beyond the city limits, today situated in the centre of Brno. These days it is used primarily for organising all kinds of exhibitions and for wedding ceremonies. The current exhibition shows mechanical toys which entertained children and adults in the past and in more recent periods. Playing with toys was an easy way for children to try out technological devices and on a diminished scale enter the world of adults. Miniature steam engines, a gramophone, as well as a retro mixer, an iron or a toy car racetrack which today’s mothers and fathers are sure to recall. As an added bonus you will be able to watch short videos recording the most interesting toys in motion, where the historical nature of the exhibits makes it otherwise impossible.
Light installation highlighting the Baroque architecture of the summer palace
An Account of the History of the Building
(ca. every 30 minutes)