The monumental neo-Renaissance building of the West Bohemia Museum was built from 1897-1902 according to the plans of Josef Ĺ korpil.. The actual museum collection contains more than 2 million items. The collection of stone portals from demolished buildings in the mineral exhibition and the monumental staircase are also worthy of attention. A permanent exhibition of the town armoury is located in the museum mineral exhibition, this is the best-preserved town armoury in Bohemia. The largest Gothic collection of guns  in town armouries is a European rarity.

identified by: Dr Vicky Shearman is a museums and heritage educator with experience of designing and delivering sessions for all ages and abilities from family activities to school visits or adult lectures.