About Sladovna gallery


Sladovna Písek, o.p.s.

The public service organisation Sladovna Písek was founded for the purpose of using the potential of the reconstructed building of the Písek malt house for the cultural life in Písek. The first two permanent expositions were opened in 2009.
The programme concept of the „Playful Gallery “ that was implemented in Sladovna in 2013, significantly promoted tourism in the city.
The programme was later expanded in 2015 after the reconstruction of the central part of Sladovna was completed. There is the „Pilařiště “ exposition for children under 6 and the exposition on „Malt Production – A Tour with a Story, or Visiting the Golden Age of Brewing“ for adult visitors..


Gallery to play

The Playful Gallery is the main programme concept of Sladovna Písek, o.p.s. The Gallery links the theme of a book illustration, as the main mission of the public service company, with what is crucial for the development of every child, and that is „play“.
The „Playful Gallery“ is a space where children and adults play and create together, where they learn from one another and where it is possible to freely and naturally cross the line between the world of children and adults.
We bring two to three interactive expositions a year within the „Playful Gallery“ concept, including quality lecturing programmes. We train our lecturers so that they maximally fulfil the legacy of J. A. Comenius – school by play.


Vision of Sladovna Písek, o.p.s.

The Písek Sladovna is on a journey to create a new form of a living cultural centre where values are formed and conveyed to visitors of all ages. We cultivate quality professional culture – in the name of anchoring value systems, ethics and social integrity – while making sure that culture is comprehensible for the general public.
We want to connect tradition with the present, art with everyday life, the city of Písek with the world through stories, images and play. Interaction and play are the main instrument for teaching, learning, connecting, inspiring and sharing joy of life.
Sladovna strives to be a space for the visitor where culture and art become a natural part of everyday life of every family.


History of Sladovna

The foundation stone of Sladovna (the malt house) was laid by the Brewing Right Commons Association of the City of Písek on the 5th of July 1862. The construction of the building was completed two years later – in 1864. In 1880s, the following generation of brewers added the office house. Since then, the malt house has not been altered. It served its purpose, i.e. malt production, for one hundred years with short breaks. The Písek Brewery used the malt house until 1953, then the malt house supplied malt to the Protivín Brewery and later to Jihočeské pivovary, a state enterprise. The operation of the malt house ended in 1973 and the building was then used as a warehouse.

In 1995, the City of Písek took over the malt house from the South Bohemian Breweries and put its reconstruction through. The repaired building, the reconstruction of which started in 2000, was to be used as an archive. In 2005, the City of Písek received a contribution from the European Structural Funds for the project “Regeneration of the Historical Core of the City of Písek at the Otava River Banks between the Stone Bridge and the Putim Gate”. The reconstructed part of the building passed the approval in 2007 and the courtyard in 2008.

In 2006, the City of Písek established the public service organisation Sladovna Písek with the aim to create a cultural space focusing mainly on children. In June 2009, two permanent multimedia exhibits opened in Sladovna: “Radek Pilař” (presenting the native of Písek) and “In the Footprints of Illustration”, which is dedicated to the history of children’s book illustrations.

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 9:00 – 18:00
Thursday 9:00 – 17:00
Friday 9:00 – 17:00
Saturday 9:00 – 18:00
Sunday 9:00 – 17:00


Sladovna Písek, o.p.s
Velké náměstí 113
397 01 Písek
ID: 26108658


Reception, reservations
+420 387 999 997


Ing. Adam Langer

+420 387 999 990
+420 603 568 351


Eva Kamitzová

+420 387 999 990


Petra Mojžíšová

+420 775 101 885


MgA. Tereza Dobiášová

+420 724 889 421


Petr Brůha

+420 608 609 797

Teachers programs

Mgr. Tomáš Novotný

+420 733 623 929

Realization of exhibitions

Mgr. Sylva Kofroňová

+420 724 867 631


Klára Tíková

+420 387 999 997


Darina Vernerová

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