About the Czech Republic

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


HTTA FB logoWhat The Friends of Czech Heritage Do

061218CzechMapLayers cLencerSMALLWe 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. Properties may be privately owned, or may belong to the State or a local municipality, please see the map for locations where we have been active.

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.

Read about the founding and history of The Friends:

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europa nostra internationaal logoEuropa Nostra Webinar

In this video recording our Chairman, Peter Jamieson, and Co-founder, Barbara Peacock, tell a Europa Nostra UK webinar about the charity and the impact it has had in preserving Czech heritage while building links with the UK.

 


Events, Lectures and Working Parties

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Lectures are held at 6.30pm in the Embassy of the Czech Republic, 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY.

Working Party in Teplice nad Metují in August and September - FULLY BOOKED.

Working Party in Brněnec in September - FULLY BOOKED.

Lecture 08.10.2024: The Czech Connection by Caroline Cannon-Brookes. This illustrated talk will explore a range of historic links between Britain and Bohemia, and their varying impacts. You may register here.

Event enquiries to

Videos or previous events are available here.


A Short Video about Our Work


Newsletter

NL29 Cover Only VSMALLOur Newsletter is a wide-ranging publication that appears twice a year, click here for free downloads.

Newsletter Issue 30 is out now: Fruitful Collaboration with The Friends for the Care of Venice's Built Heritage/ Žatec and the Landscape of Žatec (Saaz) Hops on the UNESCO List/ Mattoni: Bohemian, and the most popular mineral water in Central Europe/ Jan Žižka: 600 Years since the Death of the Bohemian General and National Hero/ Exploring the Land of My Father/ Over Three Decades of Protecting Czech Heritage: The National Heritage Institute at Work/ Reviews