Along with the reconstruction of the castle, a newly renovated building in front of the castle has been revived, where you can find the exhibition entitled Journeys Through Time. The content of the extensive interactive exhibition focuses mainly on younger visitors and all those who prefer their history to be more visual and ′true-to-life′ rather than a mere narrative presentation.
The interactive exhibition Journeys Through Time offers a walk through the history of Třebíč. It brings visitors to view medieval builders and to see the town hall and the workshops wherein barely remembered crafts are practised. Visitors are guided through the exhibition by two historically documented figures of Třebíč burghers, namely the chronicler Jan Suchenius and the merchant Francesco Calligardi.
The first part, How a Basilica is built, offers an insight not only into the skills of medieval builders and their building practices, but also it provides visitors with the opportunity to test their own skills, for example, through handling models of medieval building machines or through building a bridge arch or even by setting the basilica foundations.
The second part, How a Town is made, shows Třebíč through the ages, with its characteristic buildings and urban complexes. An interactive model allows visitors to build a town and its suburbs in various construction styles, each according to different historical periods. The exhibition brings visitors into the interiors of a typical Renaissance house and invites them to the town hall and to be among the councillors. Then we go to the working area of the master executioner, the one who punished those who violated the order of human society and who disregarded the privileges of urban life.
The final part, entitled What Crafts there were, is an invitation to the workshops of old masters, and to be among their tools and among their works. Visitors can look at how people made soap, and view the printing workshop or gaze into a mercantile shop. Visitors can find out what the difference is between the tanner and the currier, what wood was processed by the cooper and the barrel-maker, what the rope maker did and how the braider made his living in front of the Waldstein castle in Třebíč. The exhibition is open to all who are not only looking into history for things to learn, but who are also searching for pleasure and entertainment.