Cyril and Methodius Route – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

Archeoskanzen Modrá

Archaeological Open-air museum Modrá

The Great Moravian settlement of Central Moravia is located near Uherské Hradiště. Archaeological Open-air Museum Modrá is alive with everyday life, educational performances, programmes, experimental metal smelting, pottery production, agricultural production and continuous archaeological research. Come and discover our ancient past! The archaeological Open-air Museum in Modrá is located in the locality of the original Great Moravian settlement, in the close vicinity of Velehrad, 7 km from Uherské Hradiště. It represents an ideal form of a Slavic fortified settlement from the time of Great Moravia (9th century). It is made up of buildings whose parts are buried in the ground and have models in real archaeological objects. The above-ground mass of the buildings has the character of hypothetical reconstructions, which, however, were created on the basis of concrete findings.

You have the opportunity not only to see how the Slavs lived, but also to try ancient crafts, taste specialties, see the original crops, shrubs and trees. Children can also admire the animals that are on the premises (free-running pigs, goats, chickens, sheep or Figo the donkey). The open-air museum is alive with daily life, educational shows, programmes, experimental metal smelting, pottery production, agricultural production and ongoing archaeological research. Come and discover our ancient past. During the year, various festivals, performances, exhibitions, markets and meetings are held in the open-air museum. The church is also a popular venue for wedding ceremonies. The open-air museum offers a wide range of educational programmes for schools. For older children, for example, there is the possibility of archery, and there are plenty of interesting things for inquisitive adults as well. You can also take advantage of the offer to walk through the open-air museum with workbooks containing tasks and interesting facts that will expand your and your children’s knowledge.