About Us


Formerly The Friends of Czech Historic Buildings, Gardens and Parks

See 'What's On':

'Alphonse Mucha – his life and heritage' by John Mucha including a short film about the artist on 15th October 2014 in the Czech Embassy, London

Wine Tasting Event in London on Friday 24th October

Dr Katya Kocourek will give us a lecture on Thursday 27th November 

Please buy 'CZECHBOOK' to support The Friends



A charity campaigning to raise funds for the repair and conservation of the substantial legacy of historic buildings and their contents, artefacts, gardens and parks in the Czech Republic. The Friends also campaigned successfully for the establishment of the Czech National Trust in the Czech Republic.


Registered charity number 1127919    Above image: Kynžvart Castle, Cheb District; from 1821 to 1836 remodelled it in the imperial style. Photo: © Čapková courtesy of NPÚ.


The Czech Republic, situated in the heart of Europe, and comprising the historic regions of Bohemia, Moravia and Czech Silesia has a cultural legacy of international significance, with twelve UNESCO-listed sites.

This small country has the largest concentration of great houses and palaces in Europe, built by Czech Renaissance magnates and the wealthy nobility of the Habsburg Empire, while the castles that are such a dramatic feature of the landscape reflect Bohemia's power and influence in the Middle Ages.

What We Do

We are able to give small grants to a variety of projects and welcome applications from owners of historic buildings, gardens and parks in the Czech Republic. These can be privately owned or owned by the State or municipality. Please tell us about the cultural, historical and educational importance of your property, and the extent of public access. Outline what funds you need and what you would wish to do with the help or money. Grants are given subject to certain conditions, which we can forwarded by request. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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vino vitaj logojpegMany thanks to our sponsors Vinovitaj Ltd for the delicious Moravian wines that they have supplied for our lectures and events these past years. Vinovitaj specialises in top quality wines from the South Moravia region of Czech Republic. They work with many of the best Czech winemakers and offer carefully selected wines to customers in the UK.

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