The museum exhibits a vast range of uniforms, weapons and equipment together with a great number of photographs and documents covering the turbulent times on the frontier. The reconstructed frontier defences called the “iron curtain” and a “real” prison cell are unique features that can be visited.
The organization of the exhibits is further exceptional feature. The aim is to engage visitors of every age; therefore most of its exhibits are accessible so visitors can touch them and with the assistance of a guide they can try them out. For a moment, children can become the heroic policemen of the 1920s and their fathers become kids playing soldiers.
The exhibits called “Police Station Testifies to a critical time in 1938 when the Czech frontier areas became to be threatened by Sudeten Germans and when mere handfuls of brave policemen had to defend themselves against overwhelming odds in similar police stations all along the frontier.
The exhibits titled “Frontier Patrol in Postwar Czechoslovakia” presents the changes in uniforms, weapons, equipment and frontier security systems from the end of WWII in 1945 to the last totalitarian frontier patrol in 1989.
“The Command Post” will transport the visitor into the times shortly after the establishment of the frontier security patrol in 1951. In extreme conditions, ordinary conscripts had to build the first barracks and erect high voltage fences. This was the time of the highest casualties on the border, both from soldiers and civilians.
The “Iron Curtain” stands here just as it used to on the frontier years ago. The original posts set in the dramatic diorama are impressive and providing food for thought.
“The Frontier Guard Post” brings back the last decade of demagogy, victims and the hard service on the state frontier. You can lie down on a bunk bed and watch some TV propaganda, if you like.
“The Cellar” is a place of further adventure, fun and knowledge. You can watch a documentary, get told off by a boss, load a machine gun, etc. It is up to you!