The mission of the Mendel Museum of Masaryk University is to disseminate notions of an Augustinian Abbot G. J. Mendel. He has become famous for his experiments on plants (especially his experimental work on garden peas) as well as his work in the field of meteorology or cultivation of bees. Thanks to his sedulity and analytical approach to the research of plants‘ inheritance he has become a never-dying icon of modern biology and is considered to be the father of genetics.
One of the Mendel Museum’s aims is to promote all scientific disciplines that can be studied at the Masaryk University in Brno. By combining the practical demands of a museum with the theoretical aspects of scientific disciplines Mendel Museum has become both, a reputable institution and an important venue for both scientists and general public to gather.
Mendel Museum offers a permanent exhibition, temporary exhibitions or a visit of the Mendel’s Beehouse in Museum’s garden. People interested in science might appreciate the lectures from the so called cycle of Mendel Lectures that introduce world known scientists from the field of biology, genetics or molecular biology.
Masaryk University Mendel Museum
The Augustinian Abbey in Old Brno
The religious order of Augustinians-Eremites
Mendlovo náměstí 1a
603 00 Brno
Phone No. +420 549 496 669
Languages spoken: Czech, English, German
Attractions in the trip destionation
- Mendel’s experimental garden and foundations of his greenhouse
- Mendel’s Beehouse
- Augustinian Abbey in Old Brno where G. J. Mendel served as an Abbot (on reservation)
- Mendel’s manuscripts and personal belongings
- Shop with souvenirs
- Special programmes for schools
- Temporary short exhibitions in the cloister
- Outside gallery
Special offers and events
- Lectures: Mendel Lectures series
- Lectures: Medical genetics series
Tours of the Museum individually or with a guide (available in Czech, English, German)
Guided tours of the Abbey in Czech, English or German
Tips for Trips in the surrounding areas:
- Starobrno brewery
- Špilberk Castle
- Villa Mitrovsky
- Villa Tugendhat (UNESCO)
- Capuchin tomb
- ZOO Brno
- Bruno Family Park
Museum: barrier-free entrance, the whole exposition barrier free accessible (ramp, three steps), barrier-free toilet, Unfortunately the Abbey does not have barrier-free access.