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Restored SVIJANY CASTLE presents unique sites of Bronze Age, and other history and culture

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


RegionLiberecký region
Title of the ProgrammeCZ06 - Culture
Title of the Programme Area

Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Art - programme area no. 16

Title of the ProjectRestored SVIJANY CASTLE presents unique sites of Bronze Age, and other history and culture
Number of the Project---
Project Promoter

Svijany Brewery

Name of Norwegian Partner(s)

Institute of Archaeology, Iceland

Name of Local Partner(s)

Liberec Region

National heritage Institute

Municipality of Svijany

North Bohemian Museum in Liberec

Objective of the Project

The project is focused on rehabilitation and reconstruction of the historic monument – SVIJANY CASTLE with an adjacent building of the "old school" and the area, and on the creation of an optimum environment for museum collections – ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS FROM THE BRONZE AGE and THE CASTLE´S HISTORY SINCE THE RENAISSANCE. The building of the castle is heavily devastated, some parts are in disrepair, threatening another existence of the entire castle. Repair is necessary for this monument. The castle is located at a place of unique sites from the Bronze Age that have been discovered in the 19th century. Currently other important discoveries have been made, about which no one from the general public knows. The project aims to make available this unique heritage to the public and put exhibits into special showcases, in which they will not deteriorate compared to archival storage rooms of the museum. Within the project other movable cultural monuments will be restored and published: paintings and historic furniture, for which more suitable premises can be found in the castle compared to depository warehouses of NPÚ. From the mid. 2016 the restored castle will be permanently open to the public, who will find there: a consecrated chapel of the castle; exhibition spaces with the history of the castle; unique archaeological finds from the Bronze Age; archaeological workshop; changing exhibition presenting the Roma culture and folklore, as well as a variety of artists, collectors, enthusiasts, education (Montessori); visitor center with a representative of the Liberec region and access to tourist information system (TIS).

Approved grant

approximately 1 123 019 EUR

Project DurationStart date: 1st January 2015, End date: 30th April 2016