Prague Sights


Národní muzeum (National Museum)

Národní muzeum (National Museum) Review

Housed in a grandiose neo-Renaissance structure at the top of Wenceslas Square, the National Museum was built between 1885 to 1890 as a symbol of the Czech national revival. Indeed, the building's exterior is so impressive that invading Soviet soldiers in 1968 mistook it for parliament. The holdings are a cross between natural history and ethnography and include dinosaur bones, minerals, textiles, coins and many, many other things. In 2012, the museum closed until at least 2015 for a long-overdue multiyear renovation, though the annex next door at Vinohradská 1 continues to hold temporary exhibitions.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Václavské nám. 68, Nové Město, Prague, Bohemia, 110 00 | Map It
  • Phone: /224–497–111
  • Cost: temporary exhibitions 100 Kč
  • Hours: Museum closed until 2015; annex daily 10–6
  • Website:
  • Subway: Line A or C: Muzeum
  • Location: Nové Město
Updated: 10-07-2013

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