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Prague Sights

Národní muzeum (National Museum)

  • Václavské nám. 68 Map It
  • Nové Město

Updated 10/07/2013

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

Václavské nám. 68, Prague, Bohemia, 110 00, Czech Republic

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Phone:

/224–497–111

Website: www.nm.cz

Sight Details:

  • temporary exhibitions 100 Kč
  • Museum closed until 2015; annex daily 10–6

Updated 10/07/2013

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