Governor’s Palace

MP 2017

Moravské náměstí 1a, Brno, Czech Republic
phone: +420 532 169 333

Opening Hours:
Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Closed on Monday and Tuesday

Upcoming Exhibition >>>

By the end of June, you can see the most valuable exhibits of European art from the collections of the Moravian Gallery in Brno from the 14th to the 19th century, complemented by works borrowed from church property and collections of other institutions.

The reconstruction will be only on this permanent exhibition, other places in Governor's Palace will not be disturbed. You can still enjoy the atmosphere in the Morgal Café, the ArtMap bookstore, the rich program in the courtyard or the new exhibition by Josef  Šima,The road to the    Le Grand Jeu.

You can look forward to part of the new exposition by the end of 2019, the rest will be completed in 2020. The new exposition will be a clever interconnection of free arts used from the Middle Ages to 1914, to be followed by other exhibitions in other buildings of the Moravian Gallery (in the Pražák Palace of Free Arts, in the Museum of Decorative Arts). Thanks to the new exhibition, we will be able to show the widest part of the collection of the Moravian Gallery from the Middle Ages to the present day, both in terms of both free and applied art, design and architecture. 


The history of this remarkable Baroque complex in Brno dates back to the mid-14th century. However, the present appearance of the former Augustinian monastery is in fact a result of its rebuilding in Baroque style by Moritz Grimm from the mid-18th century. Following the reforms introduced by Emperor Joseph II the monks were replaced by officers of the local government and of the Estates who resided there until well after the end of WWI.

 The Governor's Palace incorporates a baroque hall with a capacity of 150 seats, ArtMap bookstore and MORGAL Café.