By the intercession of Josef Archleb Kupka arrives to Jaroměř in 1888. Here, at the Craft’s school, he attends painting lessons of professor Studnička who prepares him for the entrance exams for the Prague Academy of Arts.
Jaroměř is also the hometown of Josef Šíma, a famous Czech painter who spent most of his life in France. The town museum displays the permanent exposition of his work. Not only people interested in army history appreciate the large underground maze in the former fortress Josefov, as well as The First Museum of Army History of Miroslav Frost which is mainly focused on the Czechoslovak legionnaires. The Railway Museum and historical town centre with the Baroque Marian column and other sights worth a visit.