The exhibition Crown Jewels in the World History, organized by the Ostrava City Museum, breaks visitor records. Since its launch in December last year, more than 13,000 visitors came to see it. On average, 560 people come to see the crowns every day and 700 during weekends. The usual daily average is 40 visitors.
The exhibition, which forms a part of the celebrations of the 750th anniversary of the first written mention of Ostrava, displays 81 of both originals and unique replicas of crown jewels from major empires in Europe, Asia, America and Africa. The items have been loaned by the world’s most famous collection of crown jewels permanently held in a vault of the company Juwelier Abeler in Wuppertal, Germany. The exhibition will be open until 5 March.
In the picture are the crowns of King Charles IV. On the left is the legendary Crown of Saint Wenceslas.