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National Museum

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Address
Václavské náměstí 68, 115 79 Praha 1
 
Hours

Daily: 9am - 5pm

Closed on the first Tuesday of every month

 
Phone
+420 224 497 111
 
Website
 
Price

Adults: 150Kč ($6.81)

Concessions: 100Kč ($4.54)

Family: 200Kč ($9.08)

 
 
Transport
Line A Line C Tram 11 to Muzeum (94yds)
Line C Tram 4 Tram 10 Tram 11 Tram 6 Tram 16 Tram 22 to I. P. Pavlova (445yds)
National Museum at the top of Wencelas Square

The National Museum is the Czech Republic's oldest and most prestigious museum. Built between 1818 and 1891 on the site of the former Horse Gate, the museum now commands a dominant and striking position over the city below.

The museum displays a number of permanent exhibits, as well as some temporary ones that change on a regular basis. The long-term exhibits include the following:

Prehistoric Times of Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia

Includes archaeological and historical findings from the local area. Displays include tools, weapons, ceramics, decorations and other objects from the Stone Age up until the middle ages. This section is one the largest in the museum, and one of the highlights as the type of objects on display are quite unique to this region of the world.

Zoological Exhibition

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Showcases specimens from the animal world, including a number of species that are now unfortunately extinct.

The Geological past of the Earth

This exhibit follows life on earth back over 3 billion years. Here you can see fossils from millions of years ago, as well as the skull of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Palaeontological exhibition

Located on the second floor of the museum, this section is similar in nature to the "Geological past of Earth" collection, and contains collections of petrified plants and animals throughout the ages.

Osteological Exhibition

The Osteological Exhibition displays the skulls and skeletons of over 200 different mammals, including unusual and sometimes large specimens such as a Bison and an Elephant.

Mineralogical and Petrological Exhibition

Also located on the second floor, this collection focuses on minerals and precious rocks. Here you can view meteorites and tektites that were found in the local area, as well as colored diamonds, rubies and sapphires.

Decorations and Medals of European Countries in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

A large collection of civilians and wartime medals from different European countries.

Anthropological Exhibition

Here the skeletal remains of humans and displayed and examined, with information about the deceased person's life, and how this information can be found using just their earthly remains.

The National Museum is truly one of the world-class museums that can be found in Prague and considering its central location at one end of Wenceslas Square, it's an attraction that should not be missed.

 
 
 

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National Museum at the top of Wencelas Square
In The National Museum
National Museum Ceiling
Interior of Czech National Museum
Wall detail in the National Museum
The National Museum Prague
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