MINI EXHIBITION AND MERKUR WORKSHOP
In cooperation with the Czech kit Merkur, we are preparing a small tasting for you. On the second floor, our visitors can look forward to a mini exhibition of the Mercury kit, creative workshops for children and an interesting talk about the history of Mercury. A visit to the Merkur corner will be freely accessible for gallery visitors. Mercury kits have been known for generations. This legendary multi-purpose toy has entertained and still entertains many children, but also adults for thousands of hours. Some even remember her from the time of compulsory schooling, others served as an ideal helper to repair anything in the household.
Did you know that Mercury has celebrated 100 years of its existence?
The beginnings of the production of the kit date back to 1920, when Mr. Jaroslav Vancl founded the company Inventor. Even before its foundation, Mr. Vancl had the original construction of a children’s metal construction kit called Inventor patented. History was written in the founding town of Police nad Metují, where you are invited to the Mercury Museum. You can read how the original “Inventor” became the “Mercury” and what was behind this transformation HERE.
MERKUR KITS FOR SALE WITH US
Create your own model in the creative workshop and take it home! Did you just manage to put together a first-class piece and you don’t want to leave it in the gallery? You don’t have to. You can buy the kit. According to the valid price list, we will consider the material used and offer it for purchase. Do you want to build a model in the comfort of your home? Choose one of the offered kits in our souvenir shop on the ground floor of the gallery, Celetná 15, Prague 1.