About Us


Read about the founding and history of The Friends

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Image of the Château of Mnichovo Hradiště used with the cooperation of Czech Tourism. Photographer Ladislav Renner

Please help our work in Červený Dvůr in South Bohemia, raising funds for a family therapy unit in the sanatorium.

Please buy the book 'Age of Storms' by Peter Kysel, a memoir of life in 20th-century Czechoslovakia.

EventsCompoNov2015FlatSmallThe Friends' lectures take place in the Embassy of the Czech Republic, London, with a 6.30pm start:

4th February: From the village to the city: urbanisation in Slovakia 1896-1972

24th April: The Friends' Conservation & Heritage Preservation Projects

16th June: Czech Modernism

Working Holidays in 2020 - These will be taking place in locations in Bohemia and Moravia. For further information contact


Issue20CoverSmallNewsletter Issue 21 out now

Our Projects/ Saving and Rebuilding Schindler's Ark/ Most Popular Historic Houses in the Czech Republic/ The Effigies of Přemyslid Rulers in Prague Cathedral/ The Hussite Revolution and the Kingdom of England in the 15th Century/ Thonet Bentwood Furniture/ Třeboň: Cinderella or the Sleeping Beauty?/ Forthcoming Lectures/ Review

home3The 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.

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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. See the map for our projects to date. ProjectsBoxSmall These can be privately owned, or may belong to the State or local 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 be sent on request. Map base ©Lencer


FriendsMedia2Download the list of projects where the Friends have helped here (2.64MB PDF)

Our address: 3 Yew Tree Cottage, The Street, Ripe, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6BD

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