Museum of the capital justice system

History of capital justice and torture.

Katovna is located in the castle cellars where visitors are seated so they can listen to the interpretation of the history of guttural justice and torture in the Czech lands as well as neighboring countries. Visitors will be acquainted with the work of the executioner, who performed not only capital sentences, but also extracted confessions of the accused through torture. The courageous can touch the contemporary instruments of torture try some of them out on their own. Katovna is open from 1. 6. to 31.8.

Basic information

  • duration 20 minutes
  • max. 25 people

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
1. 1.–31. 5. closed
1. 6.–30. 6. Tue–Sun 9.00–16.30
5. 7. Mon 9.00–17.00
1. 9.–31. 12. closed


  • Adults 25-65 years 80 CZK
  • Seniors 65+ 60 CZK
  • Youth 18-25 years 60 CZK
  • Persons with disabilities with valid identification card/certificate 60 CZK
  • Children 6-18 years 40 CZK
  • Children under 6 years free
  • Person accompanying a disabled person free
  • Person accompanying a school group of 15 pupils/students free
  • Tour guide accompanying a group of at least 15 persons free
  • Free single NPÚ tickets free
  • Free family NPÚ tickets free
  • NPÚ-card free
  • „Náš člověk“-card* free
  • Journalist with press accreditation* free
  • * Offer available for cardholder only

Foreign language tours offered in English

reservation needed for groups only