Welcome to the Regional Museum in Teplice
The Teplice monastery was founded around 1164 at the instigation of Queen Judith. From the very beginning, it was conceived as a female Benedictine monastery. The first major disaster was experienced in 1278 when it was devastated by Saxon and Brandenburg´s troops returning from the Battle of Moravian Field. During the Hussite wars, the monastery gradually declined until the Benedictine nuns finally abandoned it.
During the reign of Queen Johanna of Rožmital, the deserted monastery became a manor house, which gradually changed into a castle by the changing requirements of the time. This transformation was mainly due to Volf of Vřesovice or the prominent noble family of Kinský. The most crucial credit was undoubtedly given to the Clary-Aldringen family, who owned the chateau from 1634 to 1945. During their tenure, major reconstructions took place at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries and the castle acquired its present Classicist appearance.
The regional museum has been housed in the former monastery and chateau since 1947. The castle building is also connected with the museum's founding because in 1894 the assembly of the Teplice Museum Society took place there. In addition to the historic chateau interiors, the Teplice Chateau houses museum exhibitions in the fields of palaeontology, archaeology, zoology, mineralogy, ceramics, porcelain, glass, spa, and Gothic and Baroque art. You can see the collection of historical clocks and the coin cabinet or visit the richly equipped museum library and several interesting exhibitions. In the southern wing of the castle complex, which is a remnant of the original monastery, there is a Romanesque exhibition (next to the Romanesque crypt and the rest of the monastery basilica).
- The western facade of the chateau
- The southern facade of the main chateau buildng with the western tower on the left
- The classicist frontage of the former chateau theatre
- The frontal buildings of the Archelogical depository and the specialized museum work- places in Teplice – Sobědruhy
- The interior of the archeoligical depository