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  • Address: Vaclavske namesti 68, 115 79
  • Hours: Closed until 2015. New Building currently open: Thu-Tue 10am - 6pm; Wed 10am - 8pm.
  • Admission: Adult: 100 CZK, Child/Student/Senior: 70 CZK

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National Museum

The magnificent headpiece of Prague’s historic Wenceslas square, the Prague National Museum (Národní Muzeum) is the largest museum complex in the Czech Republic, encompassing five specialized departments. The History and Natural History museums are the most sizable, housing an enormous permanent collection of prehistoric remains, archeological artifacts, rock specimens and other items from all over the world. The National Museum Library, Czech Music Museum and the National Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures, are also part of the complex.

It’s not only the exhibitions that warrant attention – the museum itself is a glorious homage to the Czech National Revival, adorned with the busts of Czech historical figures and fronted by a commandeering statue of St Wenceslas on horseback. The inescapable domed structure is an elaborate feat of neo-Renaissance architecture, featuring over 10 adjourned buildings designed by famous Czech architect Josef Schulz and dominating the Prague skyline since it opened its doors in the 1880s.

Practical Info:

The museum is currently undergoing major redevelopments and much of the old buildings is set to remain closed until 2015. Despite the significant closure, visiting the museum is still possible with the Museum’s newest building, erected in 2009, showcasing a small selection of the vast permanent collection and the grounds remaining open for visitors to admire the spectacular architecture.

Metro: Muzeum (lines A & C), Tram: Muzeum (11), Bus: (504, 505, 511)

Tours & Tickets

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Prague in One Day Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 508 Reviews

Discover the magic of Prague, a modern and vibrant city full of energy, on this introductory tour of the Czech capital. Perfect for first-time visitors, this ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $31.85

Half-Day Prague City Highlights Tour Including Walking Tour from Prague Castle to Old Town

Join this 3.5-hour half-day city tour of Prague on a bus and by foot with a live guide. Enjoy the route going to the New Town, Old Town, Prague Castle, Lesser ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $28.44

Prague Welcome Card

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

The Prague Welcome Card is your key to discovering the most interesting things Prague has to offer, while saving lots of money and time in the process. Get ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Flexible

From USD $34.12

Prague City Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 47 Reviews

Get your bearings in the romantic city of Prague on this comprehensive two-hour coach tour. This tour is perfect if you have limited time in Prague, the City ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $19.91

Prague Combo: City Tour Including Prague Castle and Vltava River Dinner Cruise

3 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Experience Prague's exceptional architecture, famous landmarks and culinary specialties with this combination sightseeing package -- the best way to make the ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Varies

From USD $92.13

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