National Museum

The National Museum in Prague is the biggest museum in Czech Republic. It is located in the Czech capital, but isn’t accommodated in one single building. The museum collections are spread around many different places in the city. The main building is located at Waclaw square. It was created by the popular architect Joseph Schulz, within the period between 1885th and 1891st year. These days, the museum keeps more than 14 million of exponents from the art, history, music, ethnology and many other spheres.

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Here are all the objects that belong to National Museum in Prague:

The Historical National Museum Building

This is one of the most significant buildings in Prague. The building was declared to be a national cultural monument back in the 1962nd year.

The New National Museum Building

It’s a kind of an extra bright and glamorous contrast to the rest historical buildings situated at the Wenceslas square. The old and the new buildings form an entire museum complex.

Czech museum of music

The building is located on the territory of the ex-baroque “Maria Magdalena” chapel in Mala Strana. It impresses with its old, but gold charm. The National Museum uses the unique opportunity to revive this intriguing spot with music.

Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures

This is the only museum institution in Czech Republic that is devoted to the material and spiritual inheritance left by non-European civilizations.

Ethnographic museum

It is located at the Petrin Hill in Kinsky Garden. The museum presents exhibitions devoted to the unique folklore culture from the Czech lands. Here is where even these days, courses for traditional crafts, national folk dances and art workshops are arranged on a regular basis.

National monument at Vitkov

One of the top attractions in contemporary Prague City is also a national cultural monument. It is located right over the steep slopes of Zizkov Hill. This memorial has one integral part of high significance, too – the biggest horse sculpture made in Central Europe that represents Jan Zizkov, a Czech military chief and the leader to all Hussite people, as well as a Jan Hus’s follower.

Antonín Dvořák Museum

The museum is located inside the baroque summer house Amerika in the New City part of Prague. You can enjoy a unique set of compositions, manuscripts and Antonín Dvořák’s personal correspondence exponents here.

Bedřich Smetana Museum

The museum building is one of the most beautiful Neo-Renaissance buildings in Prague. It is places right next to Charles Bridge and belongs to the complex of buildings owned by the ex-Old city mills. It offers you an amazing view of Vltava River and the Prague Castle.


Here the biggest Czech national collection of stone sculptures and architectural pieces from the 9th to the 19th century is preserved.

Frantisek Palacky and Frantisek Ladislav Monuments

Frantisek Palacky is a Czech historian, politician and publicist, while Frantisek Ladislav Rieger is a Czech politician and a significant public figure. The memorial is placed at Palacky Street in Prague, on the first floor of the late baroque palace MacNeven.

Jaroslav Ježek Memorial (The blue room)

Ježek is among the most famous composers in Czech Republic. The memorial is situated at Kaprova Street 10 in the Old Town of Prague.

What should I know before a visit of National Museum in Prague?

  • You can see the museum for free during Prague museum night in June
  • The museums are opened every day, but, though, it’s good to check out their working time before a visit


The museum tickets are available for purchase at all the cash-desks of National Museum in Prague, as well as online:

  • 9 museums for 5 days – this type of a ticket gives you an access to: The historical and the new building of National Museum in Prague, Náprstek Museum, Ethnographic Museum, National memorial in Vitkov, the Lapidarium, the Museum of Music, Antonín Dvořák Museum and Bedřich Smetana Museum. All of the places are available for a visit with valid ticket only once.

Concert, exhibition and other event tickets can be booked online via the official National Museum in Prague website, but they should be purchased not later than 30 minutes before the event starting time.


There are discounts available for: families, school and university students.

Free entrance is available for:

  • Kids up to 6 years old
  • Companions to people with disabilities


If you want to, you can hire a guide who can take you through the museums and tell you more details about their background history and some curious facts about the exponents.


In most cases the premises and buildings in the National Museum in Prague are accessible for people with reduced movability, as well as for people in wheelchairs.

More top attractions in Prague:

Prague – the city
Prague Castle
St Vitus Cathedral
The Astronomical clock
Charles Bridge
Old Town Square
Dancing house
John Lennon Wall
Vltava cruises
Havel’s Market