The Monastery Museum is set in the former convent of the Minorites and features a permanent exhibition on life and art in the monasteries of Český Krumlov.
The modern museum exhibition consists of
- authentic interiors of the Church of Corpus Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows with original altars, religious paintings and frescoes. The church is still used for religious purposes, where Roman Catholic and Greek Catholic masses are celebrated and concerts and other cultural events are held.
- The Gothic cloisters with a rarely preserved cycle of lunette paintings dealing with the birth, life and death of St. Francis. Of the original 25 lunettes, 18 have been saved and restored.
- the medieval St Wolfgang's Chapel with its extensive wall paintings - the gothic frescoes progressing from the lower part through the baroque draperies to the Art Nouveau painted ceiling were miraculously uncovered under mould, fungus and a lot of plaster
- the 17th-century chapel of Our Lady of Einsiedeln with its black Madonna, which was built in the Garden of Eden of the Ambyte
New to the exhibition are
- three late Gothic statues, which are returning to the site after more than seventy years
- a Baroque picture room with a collection of twelve oil paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries
- a gothic cellar with tombstones
Among the most interesting topics of the new exhibition is the story of the Krumlov Madonna or the turbulent history of the demise of the monasteries in Český Krumlov.
The Monastery Museum is located in a part of the former Minorite monastery, owned by the Knights of the Order of the Red Star Crusaders, and the entrance to the exhibition can be found in the Tramín courtyard.
In the monastery complex, in a section of the former convent of the Poor Clares, you will also find a space dedicated to children, the 3+ Gallery. It includes an exhibition area, interactive exhibition with a historical playground and craft workshops.