Hussite Museum

The Hussite Museum is located at Žižka Square in the Old Town Hall. Besides the Hussites Exposition, you can also visit medieval underground corridors and a Gothic hall with an equestrian statue of Jan Žižka.

The Underground Tunnels

The complex of underground tunnels is Tábor’s tourist highlight. The popular sight had its origin in the 15th century when town citizens started digging cellars under their houses in the Old Town.

The cellars were extended by succeeding generations, and eventually many of them were interconnected to create an underground labyrinth, or more accurately a system, because you could hardly get lost there. This fact, however, does not lessen its uniqueness. Some cellars were very large; they often had as many as three floors reaching as deep as 16 meters. Thanks to a stable, relatively low temperature and high humidity they were used for storing food and especially beer. In case of fire or attack by enemies they were also used as a shelter. A section of the tunnel system (500 meters) running under Žižka Square was opened to the public after the Second World War.

The Hussites Exposition

The exposition takes the visitor through ten halls, from the origins of the Hussite movement to the evolution of historical memory of Hussitism in the 19th and 20th centuries. You can see rare original objects such as a Hussite mug, barrel of a pipe, mace heads, arrowheads, etc. Children will appreciate that they can see Hussite weapons, take a photo on the royal throne and use lots of interactive screens. The exhibition is barrier-free, the main labels are in Braille and audio guides are available in 6 languages: English, German, Korean, Spanish, Polish and Czech.

The Gothic Hall

A great hall, called also the Palace, is the second largest secular hall in the Gothic style in the Czech Republic. It was created by removing most of the original second floor and roofing the high space with a perfectly designed rib vault. The most important sight is a stone town emblem with figures of Jan Žižka and Jan Hus. The premises are also used for thematic exhibitions.

Additional Tip

Enhance your visit to the museum with a guide wearing a historical costume! Throughout the year, the museum arranges tours in costumes; you will use a lantern as a light during your journey through the underground maze. The tours are very popular and it is highly recommended to make a reservation well in advance.

Opening hours


Tuesday-Sunday 10.00-17.00


Wednesday-Saturday 10.00-17.00


The Hussites Exposition

basic 100 CZK; reduced 70 CZK

The Underground Tunnels

basic 100 CZK; reduced 70 CZK

Gothic Hall

basic 50 CZK; reduced 30 CZK

The Underground Tunnels + The Hussites Exposition+ Gothic Hall

basic 190 CZK; reduced 100 CZK

Family ticket

(2 adults + 3 children) 450 CZK


Žižkovo náměstí 1, Tábor 390 01

+420 774 059 263

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