Museums

Museums in Prague

Prague has a lot of interesting museums, so you will for sure not have time to get bored while in Prague, at least not if you like visiting museums. The most important and most famous museum in Prague is located at Wenceslas Square, and that is the National Museum. Besides that, there are several other museums worth a visit while in Prague, and here you can read about some of them.

It is good to know that most museums in Prague are closed on either Mondays or Tuesdays (some on both days), and they all have entrance fees. To visit some of the temporary exhibitions in any of the museums you normally have to pay an additional fee (besides the normal entrance fee).

Museums in Prague

National Museum

National Museum new building The National Museum in Prague (the main building) is located at the Wenceslas Square. But, due to reconstruction work this has been closed since July 7th in 2011. Hopefully the building will be restored and ready for visitors again by 2015. In the meantime it is possible to open the new...

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Antonín Dvořák Museum

If you are a fan of Antonín Dvořák you will for sure want to visit the museum dedicated to the composer. Dvorak was born in Czech Republic and died in Czech Republic (in Prague), and in his music you can feel and hear the influence of the Czech culture. In this museum you will get...

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National Memorial

National memorial The "National Memorial on the Vítkov Hill" has a special history. It was built between 1928-1938 to honour the army of Czechoslovakia, later it was extended to honour the resistance against the Nazis as well. After 1948 it was used to promote the national ideology (during communism) and leaders of the communist party...

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Czech Museum of Music

If you are a music lover you will for sure like to visit the Czech Museum of Music in Prague. Here you can get to know more about music in the Czech Republic, and also music in general. The name of the permanent exhibition is: Man - Music - Instrument. In addition you can always...

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Lapidary

Stone enthusiasts have a place to gather in Prague, at the Lapidary. In this museum, visitors can take a look at the very interesting permanent exhibition named "Czech stone monuments from 11th to the 19th century." It doesn't only sound cool, it is cool! The entrance fee is 50 CZK and the museum is closed...

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Ethnographic Museum

Since 1901 the Ethnographic museum has been located in its current building in Prague. The building itself is from the early periods of the 19th century. Today visitors to the Ethnographic museum can get to know more about traditional folk culture of the Czech lands – Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia. In addition to the permanent...

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Náprstek Museum

If you want to know more about other cultures, and if you might feel like you have seen enough "Czech culture" for a while, then check out the Naprstek Museum in Prague. The reason? This museum does not have to do anything with the Czech Republic, but it deals with Asian, African and American cultures....

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Prague City Museum

The Muzeum Hlavniho Mesta Prahy (The Prague City Museum) gives home to several temporary and permanent exhibitions. The museum is located in a beautiful neo-Renaissance building designed by Antonín Balšánek. The well organized permanent exhibitions in the museum covers the history of Prague from the prehistorical times to 1784. At the museum the various exhibitions...

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Museum of Communism

The Museum of Communism is a museum located in Prague. Here you can get to know more about life during communism.  The museum is the only museum in Prague which shows the communism and its system. The museum is focusing on Prague and on Czechoslovakia in general. The museum shows a wide range of exhibitions...

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