Precious stones from the Bohemian Paradise

The brothers Jan and Václav Fišers from Turnov. Their alleged voyage to Venice, five years of efforts to seize the local secret of secrecy, return to Turnov, dozens of wasted attempts and then - finally success! In 1711 they made the first glass for the production of artificial stones.


It was in 1712, when Elias Müller built his glassworks on the estate of the Harrach Counts in Jilemnice. It continued in the traditional production of glass, which was produced on the border of the Giant Mountains and the Jizera Mountains in the middle of the 14th century. Even today, you can see not only metallurgical production and blowing glass, but also a hundred-year-old grinding shop. It is driven by a water turbine and transmissions used to distribute the driving force.


Elias Palme, one of the most famous luminaire manufacturers, continued the tradition of chandeliers in Kamenický Šenov. Industrial production of chandeliers was started in 1724 by Josef Palme in Prácheň.


Surely you would not find in the whole Principle and in the broad surroundings of a person who would say a crooked word about Jan Šourek. After all, it was as if he had come to the Principle of Prosperity and Welfare. As soon as he took possession of the reeve, life in the village began to turn for the better. He was one of the first to venture into the world for business.


Josef Riedel, king of the Jizera Mountains glassmakers, was born in Hejnice in 1816. He was the representative of the sixth generation of the glass family and imprinted his footprint indelibly on the slopes of the Jizera Mountains.



Josef Pfeiffer - Jablonec entrepreneur and mayor, who was involved in the development of jewelery exports. Everything is confirmed at the imperial court and in 1866 Jablonec became a town during his reign.

BLOWN BEAD and its way to the tree

People can make sense of time and numbers, but not us, beads. However, I have heard that they have been blowing me in the mountains for more than a hundred years. As a bead would put it, that is a long time. You, who have never seen how a bead is born, you don´t know how beautiful life can be....


In 1920 the first Czech glass school was founded in Železný Brod, thanks to which the town became a center of glass art.


Inspired by Crystal Valley

Glass Museum Kamenický Šenov


Osvobození 69, 471 14, Kamenický Šenov
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+420 487 712 040


Opening hours

The museum is closed to visitors from January to March.


April, October
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00am - 04:00pm
May - September
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00am - 05:00pm
Wednesday, Saturday, 10:00am - 04:00pm
during the Christmas Exhibition 10:00am - 04:00 pm

From the 17th century to the present, the museum has specialized in engraved and cut glass. The permanent exposition called “Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? “ is dedicated to this kind of glass. The exposition presents the history of engraved glass from its origins to triennial International Engraved Glass Symposiums that have taken place since 1996. Part of the collection is for example objects produced by the company J. & L. Lobmeyr, local vocational school – the oldest glass school in the world, and also very unique exhibit - glass chair made by chandelier company Elias Palme in 1894 for the palace of maharaja in Hyderabad. The exhibition is completed by traditional crystal chandeliers. Short-term exhibitions focused on contemporary glass or the history of the collection also take place. Visitors can get creative in our workshop, participate in regular events (Museum night; Lenfest etc.) and buy small souvenirs.