Antonín Dvořák Birth House Project

The Baroque birth house of celebrated Czech composer Antonín Dvořák, adjacent to Nelahozeves Castle, is a very significant destination for music lovers worldwide. In 2019, the non-profit organization Lobkowicz Collections, o.p.s., reclaimed management of the building and will transform this important landmark into an international musical destination.

Our gratitude goes to the town of Nelahozeves, the Central Bohemian Region, and distinguished luminaries from abroad, such as former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, famed soprano Renée Fleming, and world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, for their enthusiastic support of this project.


With an informative exhibition of historical objects and creative displays, the future museum will explore the sights and sounds of Dvořák’s rural childhood, enhanced by interactive, audio-visual technology. This immersive experience will give visitors of all ages and backgrounds insight into Dvořák’s extraordinary journey from humble origins in Nelahozeves to world-famous composer.

Education, Community Programs, Enhanced Public Spaces  

This national landmark will be a center for education, inspiring and nurturing young musical talent with dedicated practice and performance spaces, courses, and workshops. Diverse outreach programs will offer new ways to appreciate and engage with Dvořák’s life and music. New landscaping, improved infrastructure, and sustainable environmental development in the Town Square will provide a revitalized setting to host public concerts, events, and activities. The annual Dvořák Nelahozeves Festival, which takes place at Nelahozeves Castle, the Birth House, and around the Town Square every September, will also continue its longstanding tradition. 

The National Museum – Czech Museum of Music is a partner of the new exhibition in the Antonín Dvořák Birth House in Nelahozeves

Fundraising Campaign

The reconstruction of the Antonín Dvořák Birth House has been made possible thanks to the generous support of private and institutional donors. If you are interested in joining the effort to turn the birthplace of one of the world's most important composers into a world-class museum, and you also wish to financially support the project, please contact Barbara Starostová (CZ) or Gabrielle Ehrlich (US).

Barbara Starostová 

Director of Partnerships & Fundraising
Lobkowicz Collections, o.p.s.  

Gabrielle Ehrlich

U.S. Financial Administrator
Friends of the Lobkowicz Collections

The present-day Antonín Dvořák Birth House in Nelahozeves.
Illustration of new entrance to the Antonín Dvořák Birth House, Wright & Wright Architects, 2021.


The project, The creation of a new interactive exhibition at the Antonín Dvořák Birth House in Nelahozeves, was supported by Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway through EEA Grants.

The project, Creative Center of Music: Birth House of Antonín Dvořák, is co-financed by the European Union - Next Generation EU scheme within the National Recovery Plan.

The project, Renovation of the building of the former granary no. 4 within the area of ​​the cultural monument Antonín Dvořák Memorial in Nelahozeves, is implemented with the financial contribution of the Central Bohemian Region.