Beer Brewing Museum Will Inspire with its Creative Workshops

21.10.2013 Company

The Beer Brewing Museum, with its historic spaces and a preserved house with the rights to brew, is once again offering the public an opportunity to spend the fall participating in creative activities and learning all or some of the ten techniques from well-experienced supervisors. “People of all ages may learn how to make stuff from ‘pedig,’ how to wire stones, and the art of decoupage and encaustics. And since Christmas is coming, we have included decoration crafting with wires, beads, dry grass, hay and lace. Participants may bring their own material or they can purchase them from us right here in the museum,” saidVendula Hnojská of the Beer Brewing Museum.

During the first meeting on October 26, visitors will learn how to make brooches from coloured sheep wool, or paint their own fall ginger bread cookies.
The youngest ones will learn how to recognise good mushrooms thanks to a playful quiz. During the second part of the series on November 11, they will beknitting a bell or a fish from pedig, a natural material extracted from the inner part of exotic palm trees that can be coloured and used for making various gifts. They can also use these natural materials to make decorative fall bells or scary creatures.

On Saturday, November 9, visitors will get a stylish fall outfit; a colouring technique called encaustics offers a unique way to colour textiles. Stone lovers will enjoy wiring, which is the decorating of small stone with wires. The youngest ones will learn how to make animals using chestnuts.

A week later, on November 16, experienced tutors will teach participants how to make old -fashioned Christmas decorations in the shapes of snowflakes with knit wires and beads. Those who love decoupage will be able to make their own decorative stone paperweights.

The last part of the creative workshops series, on November 23, will be in the spirit of Christmas and there will be a lot of decoration-making going on in the museum using dry grass, hay and wire bells. The entire museum will smell like Christmas cookies and an experienced gingerbread baker will demonstrate how to make an original gingerbread Advent wreath.

Entrance to the first workshop is 70 CZK (about 1.75 USD) and includes a museum tour, and for those 18 years and older a tasting of Pilsner Urquell beer. Each subsequent visit is only 10 CZK (5 USC).

The Traditional 10th Annual Competition for the Best Christmas Gingerbread Creation will follow the series. Contestants may bring their creations directly to the Beer Brewing Museum in Pilsen, on Veleslavínova Street 6, from November 23 to December 8, 2013. The announcement of the winner will take place a day later. The categories are: a traditional gingerbread cookie, a gingerbread creation, and a children’s creation. Winners will get valuable prizes. Christmas gingerbread creations will be on display in the museum during the holidays from December 20 to 31.

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Notes for editors

  • Plzeňský Prazdroj brewery activities for visitors include Visitors Centre, Pilsner Urquell and Gambrinus visitors tours, Beer Brewing Museum, and Plzeň Historic Underground in the center (centre) of the town.
  • You can get inspired to visit by visiting first. The website is dedicated to visitors’ tours, and to all services offered by the brewery for its visitors.
  • Besides Czech, English, and German, visitors may too hear the tours narratives in French, Chinese, and Russian.
  • The brewery’s offer includes also the social and cultural centre “Secese,” which is available for organising various celebrations, and cultural, educational, or presentation functions.
  • Beer Brewing Museum is located in the original house-with-the-rights-to-brew-beer in Veleslavínova street, which has been preserved in an original and authentic shape. The Museum first opened in 1959 as a part of celebrations of 100th anniversary of a trade mark “Plzeňské pivo” (Pilsen beer).
  • An 800 metres long tour of Plzeň Historic Underground is accessible from the building of Beer Brewing Museum. The labyrinth of pathways, cellars, and wells was being built under the Town of Plzeň since the 14th century, and it is closely connected with the history and the present of the town.
  • In 2010, 226,000 visitors from all around the world visited the brewery, Beer Brewing Museum, and the Underground. The Plzeňský Prazdroj brewery itself is considered the most attractive tourist destination in Czech Republic.
  • Department of Tourism and Cultural Heritage Care of Plzeňský Prazdroj is responsible for visitors tours, tourism, and the sale of souvenirs in Velké Popovice and Radegast breweries. In 2012, all touristic destinations and points of interest under the care of Plzeňský Prazdroj welcomed more than 310,000 visitors in total.

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