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Violin workshop

Contact Monument to the remote patriots in Paseky nad Jizerou

Unique exposition of violin school and old crafts.

Open except November from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 -12, 13-16. Closed in November.

Památník zapadlých vlastenců
512 47 Paseky nad Jizerou 121
E-mail: muzeumpaseky@krnap.cz
Telefon: +420 481 523 609


Paseky nad Jizerou 121


In a small picturesque village, on the premises of a former parish building, you will find a literary memorial dedicated to the local scribe, violin-maker, musician and school assistant Věnceslav Metelko and writer K. V. Rais, who wrote his novel Zapadlí vlastenci.

Later the memorial was supplemented by an exposition of the Krkonoše Violin School, which presents Věnceslav Metelka as the founder and Paseky as the cradle of violin-making. The unique collection of musical instruments includes works by the first violin makers and their students to contemporary violin makers from the famous Pilař and Špidlen families. In 2016, the descendants of the famous violin family living in the Netherlands donated to the local museum 100 years old violin workshop equipment and a number of working tools (such as chisels of various sizes, finger planers, saws) The violin concert master Josef Schebal, a Czech native who has lived in the Netherlands since 1968, is the mediator of the gift.

Here you can listen to the sound of a hand loom while weaving or look into the secrets of the craft in a turning shop.