Tř. T. G. Masaryka 805, Nový Bor
+420 601 540 053
Museum and Gallery
Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 - 17:00
Monday - Thursday 11:00 - 22:00
Friday - Saturday 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday 11:00 - 22:00
Novotny Glass Centrum was established by Petr Novotný (*1952), who studied in Nový Bor to become a glassmaker. He graduated and then started to blow glass in Crystalex. Later he also taught glassmaking. He was constantly working on his skills. Even before the Velvet Revolution, he set up a kiln at his home and started to produce, in his free time, glass objects for conservationists. His production gradually focused on the replicas of historic glasses. Shortly after the revolution, some new employees started to help at the kiln. Petr Novotý also co-founded his own big glasshouse Ajeto in Lindava, led by the director Bořek Šípek. After a quarter of a century, he sold the glasshouse in Lindava in 2017, and the glasshouse in Nový Bor with restaurant Ajeto got a new name – Novotny Glass Centrum and Restaurant Huť. The Centrum was established when P. Novotný opened a unique glass store on the main street. In the basement, new kilns were set up. He later bought neighbouring unused nursery school and started to build the Centrum – glassworks interconnected with restaurant (opened in 2007) and glass museum as well (2009).
Novotny Glass Centrum offers visitors two possibilities of watching glassmakers work. From Tuesday till Saturday, between 9 am – 5 pm, you can visit our Novotny Glass Museum with two floors full of glass art pieces from all over the world (one of the floors is dedicated to IGS symposium). From the balcony, you can also observe what is happening in the glassworks (Novotny Glass Studio), and our guide will be happy to tell you about the production of glass. Our restaurant Huť opens every day from 11 o´clock. Here you can watch the glassmakers through a glass wall while enjoying a good meal and drink. Our shop (Novotny Glass Gallery) has the same opening hours as the Museum, and you will find there unique works of art, as well as glasses, candlesticks, ashtrays and other small things that you can buy for yourself or your loved ones while supporting Czech glassmaking.