The Museum of Chocolate and Marzipan is situated in the historical centre of the municipality of Tábor, established in 1420, being the seat to the radical wing of the Hussites troops.
(for more about the town – click to the town’s website)
The Museum was founded in 2012 and opened on 5th September 2012. Thanks to the support from the EU sources, the Museum is conceived majestically, being situated on the total surface area exceeding 1000 m2. It presents the history of growing cocoa beans, processing them and making chocolate and marzipan. The Museum also offers its visitors to see the interactive exposition where you can see historical packages from all over the world, chocolate dishes and/or small boxes for sweets.
The basic lure is models of marzipan fairy tales, Barbie dolls in historical dresses from marzipan, chocolate hats, marzipan dominants of the municipality of Tábor like, for example, Žižka Square, Kotnov or Střelnice.
The visitors may create also something from marzipan or chocolate, their own original souvenir. At the same time, there is Chocolateria available in the Museum where you can taste hot chocolate and watch confectioners in their work at the same time.
In the winter season, the Museum offers lots of accompanying programmes like degustation, courses or workshops. The Museum is also suitable for company’s events, teambuilding activities, birthday or other parties, etc.
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We are open every day, from Monday to Sunday
November – March: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April and October: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May – September: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Adults: 130 CZK (approx. 4.5 EUR)
Children 6-14 years old: 90 CZK (approx. 3 EUR)
Retired persons, students: 100 CZK (approx. 3.5 EUR)
Handicapped persons: 90 CZK (approx. 3 EUR)
Family entrance tickets:
Family 2+2 (2 adults and 2 children): 370 CZK (approx. 13 EUR)
Family 2+1 (2 adults and 1 child): 270 CZK (approx. 10 EUR)
Family 1+2 (1 adult + 2 children): 250 CZK (approx. 9 EUR)
The price for the entrance ticket includes a degustation sample free of charge.
We accept Czech crowns and payment cards.
Playroom (Hand-Crafted Workshop)
Entrance ticket into the playroom – without the age- and time limit 0 CZK
Work with marzipan, plastic chocolate; filling-up a chocolate figure of the basic size 50 CZK (approx. 2 EUR)
Taylor-made chocolate (filling-up their own bar of chocolate) 99 CZK (approx. 3.5 EUR)
Manufacture of chocolate sweets, 6 pieces 70 CZK (approx. 2.5 EUR)
Manufacture of chocolate sweets, 4 pieces 50 CZK (approx. 2 EUR)
Chocolate-painting on a framed canvas 220 CZK (approx. 6 EUR)
Chocolate-painting on edible paper 50 CZK (approx. 2 EUR)
We accept Czech crowns and payment cards.
- The Museum is freely accessible, without any guide.
- A guided visit can be ordered for an extra fee of 500 CZK/a group of max. 15 persons, at least 1 day in advance (in English, German, Russian, Spanish, Catalan, French).
- We also offer a guided visit in Chinese for an extra fee of 1000 CZK/a group of max. 15 persons. Nevertheless, it has to be ordered at least 3 days in advance.
- The information boards and tables in the Museum are in the Czech and English languages. You can get a text guide in Russian, German and French at the reception desk.
- Dogs are allowed to enter the Museum only if being in a protective bag; big dogs only on a leash, with a protective mouthpiece, and if being quite clean. There is “Café Budík” in front of the Museum where dogs are welcome and where you can wait with your dog (e.g. if the family is split up).
- Please leave baby carriages at the Museum’s reception desk. Babies have to be in a scarf.
- The Museum is partly barrier-free on the ground floor, but its expositions are situated on the first floor and in the cellar where there are stairs and where there is no barrier-free access.
- For blind visitors – the exposition is situated in display cases and it’s impossible to touch the exhibits. Nevertheless, we have prepared some packages, cocoa beans and some tools to bring the exposition closer to blind persons. There is a cinema too. If being in the hand-crafter workshop, our employees will be pleased to help you make your own souvenir.
- The museum is air-conditioned.
- There is a Chocolateria in the Museum where you can get some snack (coffee, tea, chocolate, desserts);
- A group with more than 10 persons has to be ordered in advance by phone or by email (the communication language is English, if possible, but you can also contact us in German, French or Italian).
- A group with more than 10 persons has a 10%-discount on the entrance; the tour leader and the driver paying no entrance fee;
- While booking a group’s entrance fee, please tell us if you want to manufacture, too or if you require any special degustation.
- A tour bus can drop their visitors off in the specific place at Bechyňská (Kotnovská) Gateway, but it consequently has to go away to park in the parking area at the swimming centre or the ice arena.
How to Get to the Museum
How can you get to Tábor and to our Museum?
By train or by bus, according to timetables to be found at www.idos.cz
If you come to the railway or bus station, you can go on foot to the town’s historical centre, which is a nice walk taking approx. 20 minutes, going either along the business street “9.května”or past the Jordán pond.
Or you can use public-transportation means. There is a stop directly in front of the railway and bus station. You can ideally take lines 60 and 61 that will bring you to the stop “Žižkovo náměstí“ (Žižka Square). You will already find our boards on the street-lighting posts for your orientation.
If you go by car, you can get directly to the historical centre of the town, to park in 2 parking areas – either in the PARKING CENTRE (parking house) where you can take a lift to get out approx. 200 meters from Žižka Square, or in the PARKING area at Dvořák Hotel (former brewery) from where you can get to the Museum in some 3 minutes.
To get to the municipal parking system: click at http://www.tstabor.cz/cs/mapy-parkovaciho-system-mesta-tabor/17/
A tour bus can drop off the visitors in the specified place at Bechyňská (Kotnovská) Gateway, but then it must park in the parking area near the swimming centre or the ice arena.
Contact & Bookings
Phone to the Museum +420 381 211 784
Mailing address Kotnovská 138, 39101 Tábor, Staré město, Czech Republic
Manager of the Museum
Ms. Lenka Želivská, mobile phone No. +420 724 820 178