If there is one building that fascinates tourists, travelers and even locals, it is the National Museum in Prague (Národní Muzeum). Imposing, this museum overlooks the city center.
Located at the top of the Mustek alley, it offers a splendid view of the surroundings, as well as varied, nice and regularly renewed exhibitions, even though some of them are permanent!
Brief history of the National Museum in Prague
The National Museum in Prague was built between 1885 and 1891. The architect behind this impressive cultural place? Josef Schulz… The man who is also behind the Prague Opera House, whose history we will talk about in a dedicated article.
On site, there are numerous collections, whether of natural sciences such as zoology or anthropology and mineralogy, or of history. In other words, there is something for everyone.
Today, however, the National Museum in Prague serves as more than just a museum and an archive. Anything of historical value that has been found in Prague or the rest of the Czech Republic is stored here.
What exhibits are on display at the National Museum in Prague?
If you are interested in history, you will be served. In addition to temporary exhibits, the National Museum in Prague also houses permanent exhibits, including
- An exhibition on the prehistoric period in Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia
- A mineralogical and lithological exhibition
- An exhibition dedicated to Paleontology, Osteology and Anthropology
- An exhibition focused on Zoology
- Decorations and medals from European countries
How to get to the National Museum in Prague?
To get to the museum and visit the grounds, it’s easy. Get off at the Muzeum stop on metro lines A and C. If you are already in the center of the city, you will have to go to the Mustek side before going up the whole avenue.
The National Museum is located at the top of the avenue and is not to be missed.
Good to know
Check out our article on the Prague metro, so you can find your way around the Czech capital.
How much does it cost to enter the National Museum in Prague?
For an adult, admission to the Národní Muzeum costs 260 crowns. For people aged 60 or older and children aged 6 to 15, it is 170 crowns.
However, if you are a Prague Card holder or visit the museum on the first Monday of the month, you will not have to pay anything! As for the opening hours, the museum is open from 10 am to 6 pm.