21. 5. 2012 9:40
Open Days in the Villa of Hana and Edvard Beneš
The villa, which has been under the administration of the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic since 1975 and which is the only residence of the Prime Minister situated outside Prague, has recently undergone a large reconstruction. In cooperation with the Hussite Museum in Tábor, it was reconstructed in order to gain the original form of the years when Hana and Edvard Beneš lived there. Since May 28, 2009, when it was first opened to the public, the villa has been visited by more than 11 000 visitors.
Visitors can see the exterior of the villa, the façade of which was restored in keeping with the original colours, including the typical green shutters. Visitors can look forward to the President’s favourite recess situated in the ground floor hall, as well as the dining room and the study, which are, together with the bedroom, situated on the first floor. The interior is furnished with antiques and period furniture, which was obtained by Hana and Edvard Beneš
Part of the guided tour is also a walk through the adjacent park, which belongs to the few surviving gardens from 1930s in our country. The tour ends at the tomb of Hana and Edvard Beneš.
Both personal and political life of Edvard Beneš is well arranged and documented in the exposition of the Hussite Museum in Tábor, which is situated in the lower part of the garden in the Memorial of Edvard Beneš, the President of the Republic.
More information can be found on the website http://www.vlada.cz/en/urad-vlady/dalsi-objekty/summer-home-in-sezimovo-usti-55748/.
Guided tours are organized in groups from 10 AM to 4 PM. The tour takes 40 minutes.
Because the villa is of great interest, we recommend you to make a reservation.
Open Days in 2012
26 – 27 May
23 – 24 June
28 – 29 July
25 – 26 August
29 – 30 September
27 – 28 October
From 10 AM to 4 PM.
+420 224 002 594 (Mon–Fri: 8 AM – 4 PM)
+420 296 153 200 (Mon–Fri: 8 AM – 4 PM)
Dr. E. Beneše 201