Museum of historical chamber pots and toilets
the largest of its kind in the world
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V Potočkách 1020/6, Praha 12 Modřany
a few meters from the tram stop Čechova čtvrť
We have been running the Museum of Historical Chamber Pots and Toilets since 2010, first at Třebotov Fortress, and now in Prague. We lend objects to other museums and galleries for short-term thematic exhibitions and to film productions. The public can also view all items in the collection on the Museum’s website in the 3D tour and catalog.
In 2021 we received a “Czech Record Certificate” from the Good Day Agency (Agentura Dobrý den) for the “Largest Collection of Chamber Pots and Toilets”, and in 2022 we won the title "Record Holder of the Year in the field of collecting". In the same year, the first edition of this book won Third Place in the “Fine Arts Encyclopedia” category of the Dictionary of the Year competition organized by the Union of Interpreters and Translators. We continue our engagement with the topic, expanding both the collection and our knowledge.
We want to focus especially on all those who are still interested in this area of human hygiene, not only from a historical point of view, but with an overlap into the environmental future, incredible connections, many other attractions with the possibility of not only classical tours, but also lectures and workshops for all generations.
The exhibition depository is easily accessible by public transport or by private arrival with good parking options, in addition to the bike path and the possibility of good food in the immediate vicinity. The tour is suitable not only for individual visitors, but also for schools, suburban camps, senior programs, etc. The book "TOILETS, POTS AND OTHER CONTEXT" is on sale in the Czech version on our e-shop and the English version "Toilets and Chamber Pots: History and Contexts" should be published by Christmas this year.
We are still preparing an ONLINE TOUR, which will hopefully be launched soon. In the electronic museum you will find about 2600 exhibits from the period from the 15th century to the present. Here you can see potties of various shapes, uses and materials, urination vessels, trays, toilets, armchairs, carriage toilets and ceramic toilets. The collection also includes literature, postcards, paintings, jokes and many other small curiosities and personal hygiene items.
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2600 exponates in museum we exhibit exponates from 15. century until today
Chamber pot, combination of sprayed decor and decal, size 14 x 23 cm, weight 1573 g, marked SANDON K & C °, England, around 1900.
Chamber pot, earthenware, with printed decoration of stylized roses, size 13,8 x 23,1 cm, weight 1688 g, brand Shelley England, Great Britain, 1st quarter of 20th century.
Chamber pot, stoneware, historicizing plastic decoration, supplemented with an additional gold painting of flowers, 13 x 22,5 cm, weight 1540 g, unmarked, probably Great Britain, around 1900
Porcelain chamber pot, with pearl glaze and poppies motif, size 14,6 x 20,8 cm, 1361 g, unmarked, Western Europe, late 19th century