Prague museums and galleries

Museums A-Z

 








Antonin Dvorak Museum

Ke Karlovu 20, Prague 2 - Nove Mesto                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Permanent exhibition presenting documents which commemorate the life journey and work of the famous Czech composer Antonin Dvorak (1841 - 1904). It is located in a lovely baroque summerhouse built by K. I. Dienzenhofer which is also called America.
Opening hours:
daily except Mondays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Army Museum (Armadni muzeum)
U Pamatniku 2, Prague 3 - Zizkov                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Permanent exhibition:
History of the Czechoslovak Army and the resistance movement in 1914 - 1945.
Opening hours:
daily except Mondays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (May to October),
Mondays to Fridays 9.30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (November to April)

Aviation Museum (Letecke muzeum)
Prague 9, letiste Kbely
Permanent exhibition:
Historical and contemporary aviation equipment.
Opening hours:
daily except Mondays and Fridays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (May to October)

Bedrich Smetana Museum
Novotneho lavka 1, Prague 1 - Stare Mesto
Permanent exhibition offers an introduction to the life and works of Bedrich Smetana (1824 - 1884), the world famous Czech composer and conductor.
Opening hours:
daily except Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 12 a.m., 12.30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Bertramka - Memorial to W. A. Mozart and Mr. and Mrs. Dusek
Mozartova 169, Prague 5 - Smichov
 A villa from the latter half of the 17th century where W. A. Mozart stayed during his visits to Prague in 1787 and 1791. There he finished the opera Don Giovanni
.
Opening hours:
daily 9.30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (April to October),
daily 9.30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (November to March)

City Public Transport Museum (Muzeum mestske hromadne dopravy )
Patockova 4, Prague 6 
Permanent exhibition:
A collection of historical vehicles - a unique collection of the Prague city transport means from the year 1886 up to the present time.
Opening hours:
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (April to November),
during winter season by appointment only (phone 3332 2432)

Czech Museum of Fine Arts
Husova Street 19-21, Prague 1 - Old Town
Open daily except Mondays 10am-9pm.
Admission: 40 CZK, children and students 20 CZK


Franz Kafka permanent exhibition (Expozice Franze Kafky )

U Radnice 5, Prague 1 - Mala Strana
www.franzkafkamuseum.cz
Permanent exhibition:
Memorial hall commemorating th life and work of the most famous representative of the Prague German literature.
Opening hours:
Tuesdays to Fridays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.,
Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

J. A. Komensky Pedagogical Museum (Pedagogicke muzeum J. A. Komenskeho)
Valdstejnska 20, Prague 1 - Mala Strana
Permanent exhibition:
Jan Amos Komensky and Czech school
Opening hours:
daily except Mondays 10 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. and 1p.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Jaroslav Jezek Memorial (Pamatnik Jaroslava Jezka)
Kaprova 10, Prague 1- Stare Mesto                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Permanent exhibition:
The Blue Room commemorating one of the most noteworthy Czech composers of the early 20th century who used to live there. His name and music are inseparably connected with the Voskovec and Werich's Liberated Theatre.
Opening hours:
Tuesdays 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Jewish Museum
The museum is open every day except Saturdays and Jewish holidays.
Ticket Reservation / Reservation centre
U Stareho hrbitova 3a
110 00 Prague 1
tel. + 420 - 222 317 191
fax: + 420 - 222 317 181
rezervacni.centrum@ jewishmuseum.cz
Opening hours:
November - March 9 am - 4.30 pm
April - October 9 am- 6 pm

Lapidarium
Prague 7, Vystaviste - pavilion No. 422
Permanent exhibition:
Stonework sculptural monuments from Bohemia - 11th to 19th centuries.
Opening hours:
Tuesdays to Fridays 12 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Lobkowicz Palace (Lobkovicky palac)
Jirska 3 (the Prague Castle), Prague 1
Permanent exhibitions:
Monuments of the national history; Lobkowicz Palace history; treasure of St. Eligius
Opening hours:
daily except Mondays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Mucha Museum

Panska 7, Prague 1
www.mucha.cz
Permanent exhibition:
Works of Alfons Mucha (1860 - 1939) - the most famous personality among those who established the art-nouveau style.
Opening hours:
daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Museum of Applied Arts (Umeleckoprumyslove museum)
17. listopadu 2, Prague 1
Permanent exhibition:
Czech and Middle European handicrafts and applied arts from the 16th to 19th century. A selection of the collections of glass, ceramics, porcelain, furniture, metalworks, textiles, fashion articles, miniatures, books, applied graphics and photography.
Opening hours:
daily except Mondays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m

Museum of the Prague Bambino - Church of Our Lady Victorious
(Muzeum Prazskeho Jezulatka - kostel P. Marie Vitezne)

Karmelitska 9, Prague 1 
Permanent exhibition:
Clothing of the Prague Bambino - Infant Jesus wax figure; devotional articles.
Opening hours:
Mondays to Saturdays 9.30 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sundays 1p.m. - 6 p.m. (June to September),
Mondays to Saturdays 9.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. , Sundays 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (October to May)

Museum of Toys (Muzeum hracek)
Prague 1, the Prague Castle, Jirska                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Permanent exhibition:
The world's second largest toy exposition including exhibits from the times of ancient Greece up to the most popular toys of the present time collected from all over the world.
Opening hours:
daily 9.30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Museum of West Bohemia in Pilsen
Kopeckeho sady 2, Plzen
The Museum in Pilsen was founded in 1878 and is considered to be one of the largest ones in the Czech Republic. Architect Josef Skorpil projected the building in the Neorenaissance style with Art-Nouveau interiors at the end of the 19th century. The inner decoration was carried out by front czech artists, for example Celda Kloucek, Augustin Nemejc, Vojtech Saff. It naturally became a cultural monument as well as an important point of the historical city centre.
The city armoury with its unique collection of late middle age fire-arms is one of the best preserved medieval municipal armouries. Since November 1998 visitors are alowed to enjoy impressive space of the re-opened Museum library, together with the Expositon hall and the Lecture hall. Representative Jubilee hall opened door for public in April 2000. Many concerts, lectures, conferences and company-presentations take place in the Lecture hall, first of all because of its advantageous combination of dignified atmosphere and modern audiovisual technic.
Constituant part of the Museum are the expositions of the Ethnografic museum of Pilsen region in Chotesovsky and Gerlachovsky House on the Republic square n. 13, presenting life and work of the inhabitants in Pilsen and Pilsen region.
In 1997 the Museum established a remote branch – Simon Adler´s museum in Hartmanice-Dobra Voda where fortunes of the Jewish minority living in 110 extinct communities are shown.
Expositions opened: Tuesday – Sunday 09.00 - 17.00

Naprstek Museum (Naprstkovo muzeum)
Betlemske nam. 1, Prague 1
Permanent exhibition:
Indian cultures of North and South America. Cultures of Australia and Oceania.
Opening hours:
daily except Mondays 9 a.m. - 12.15 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.,
every first Friday in a month free admission

National Memorial to the Victims of Post-Heydrich Terror in the Orthodox Church of St. Cyril and Methodius 
(Narodni pamatnik obeti heydrichiady v pravoslavnem chramu sv. Cyrila a Metodeje)

Resslova 9, Prague 2
Permanent exhibition:
The scene of the fight of the Czechoslovak parachutists who performed a military assignment imposed on them by the London exile government during the Second World War. Depiction of post-Heydrich terror.
Opening hours:
daily except Mondays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (May to September),
daily except Mondays 10 a.m. - 16.00 (October to April)

National Museum (Narodni muzeum)
Vaclavske nam. 68, Prague 1


The largest and oldest Czech museum founded in 1818 is housed in a monumental neo-renaissance building from the years 1885 - 1890 that dominates the Wenceslas Square.

Permanent exhibitions:
Primeval history of Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia * Mineralogical and petrological collections * Zoological collections * Palaeontological collection * Anthropological collection.


Opening hours:
daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (May to September),
daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (October to April),
every first Tuesday in a month closed,
every first Monday in a month no charge for admission



National Technical Museum (Narodni technicke muzeum)
Kostelni 42, Prague 7 
Permanent exhibition:
Transport (road, air, railway and shipping traffic). Astronomy. Measuring of time. Intercamera (history of photographic and film technology). Metallurgy. Acoustics and noise ecology. Mining ( ore and coal mines). Evolution of telecommunications technology.
Opening hours:
daily except Mondays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Police Museum (Muzeum policie)
Ke Karlovu 1, Prague 2 -
Permanent exhibition:
History, formation,development and function of the police forces in the Czech Republic, criminology and criminal cases, exhibition of weapons.
Opening hours:
daily except Mondays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Postal Museum (Postovni muzeum)
Nove mlyny 2, Prague 1 -
Permanent exhibition:
Czechoslovak and European stamps; stamps of the Czech Republic.
Opening hours:
daily except Mondays 9 a.m. - 11.30 a.m., 1p.m. - 4.30 p.m.
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Prague Castle

Permanent Exhibitions:

The Story of Prague Castle
The Old Royal Palace—Gothic floor, daily from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

This unique project presents the history of Prague Castle from its prehistory to the present. Visitors may examine models of Prague Castle in each of the stages it has gone through and discover the many original items on display from the Castle’s collections. The Permanent Exhibition is supplemented by interactive computer programmes and a children’s programme titled “The Castle Game.” Moreover, a documentary film produced as a part of the project is projected in a continuous film loop at the exhibition.

Prague Castle Picture Gallery
2nd Courtyard, daily 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

The Picture Gallery contains the works of celebrated European painters from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, arranged according to regional schools. Paintings by Tizian, Tintoretto, Rubens, Hans von Achen, Spranger, Veronese, Cranach, Holbein and others are among the gallery’s showpieces. Czech art is represented by the works of artists from the Baroque period—Kupecký and Brandl.
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Prague City Museum (Muzeum hlavniho mesta Prahy)
Na Porici 52, Prague 8 -
Permanent exhibition:
Ancient Prague - the history of the city and its inhabitants froma the prehistoric times to 1620. Prague between th Middle and New Ages. Langweil's model of Prague created during 1826 - 1837 - a unique three dimensional representation of the city made of paper and wood covering 20 sqm.
Opening hours:
daily except Mondays 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.,
first Thursday in month 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and admission fee 1 CZK

Puppet Museum (Muzeum loutek)
Karlova 12, Prague 1
Permanent exhibition:
Czech traditional and modern puppet theatre; puppet cultures of the world; puppets of the collections ot the Czech famous carvers.
Opening hours:
daily 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (May to October),
daily 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. (November to April)

Regional Museum in Jilove by Prague (Regionalni muzeum v Jilovem u Prahy)
Jilove u Prahy, Masarykovo nam. 16 
Permanent exhibition:
History of gold mining and processing in Bohemia. Tramping and tourism south of Prague.
Opening hours:
daily except Mondays 9 a.m. - 12 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (April to September),
daily except Mondays 9 a.m. - 12 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (October to March)

Stredoceske muzeum Roztoky u Prahy
Permanent exhibition:
Hall of Zdenka Braunerova - paintings, graphics, glass. Biedermeier drawing-room. Renaissance wedding hall. The journey through prehistory to the Czech state - archaeological exhibition.
Opening hours:
daily except Mondays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (April to October),
Fridays to Sundays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (November to March)

The Golden Lion - Dittrich Pharmacy (Lekarna Dittrich U zlateho lva)
Nerudova 32, Prague 1 
Exhibition of antique pharmacy shops
Opening hours:
Tuesdays to Fridays 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.,
Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (April to September)
Tuesdays to Fridays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. ,
Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (October to March)

Trmalova vila - villa, studio
Vilova 11, Prague 10
Permanent exhibition:
Famous Prague villa built from the second half of the 19th century until today.
Opening hours:
Thursdays and Sundays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Tyrs Museum of Physical Culture and Sports (Tyrsovo muzeum telesne vychovy a sportu)
Ujezd 450, Prague 1
Permanent exhibition:
History of the Czech physical education until 1862; history of the "Sokol Movement" 1862 - 1994; history of Czech sports until 1914; history of Olympic movement 1842 - 1992.
Opening hours:
Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

U Fleku Brewery Museum (Pivovarske muzeum U Fleku)
Kremencova 11, Prague 1 -
Permanent exhibition:
The exhibition presents production of beer and malt not only in U Fleku Brewery, but also in a number of other small Prague breweries.
Opening hours:
daily except Sundays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wax Museum (Muzeum voskovych figurin)
ul. 28. rijna 13, Prague 1
Permanent exhibition:
Prominent personalities of the Czech history; world and Czech personalities of this century; rostrum of world dictators and communist leaders; caricatures of contemporary Czech politicians.
Opening hours:
daily 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Galleries

Bilek Villa (Bilkova vila)
Mickiewiczova 1, Prague 6
Permanent exhibition:
Works of the sculptor Frantisek Bilek (1872 - 1941), one of the leading artists of the Art Nouveau symbolism. The exposition is situated in the villa which was designed by the artist himself and built in 1911.
Opening hours:
daily except Mondays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (May 15 - October 15)
Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (October 16 - May 14)

Black Madonna House (Dum U Cerne Matky Bozi)
Celetna 34, Prague 1 
Czech cubism 1911 - 1919 exposition, located in the most prominent cubistic building of Prague, built by the architect J. Gocar in the early 20th century.

Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia (Klaster sv. Anezky Ceske)
U Milosrdnych 17, Prague 1
Medieval art in Bohemia and Middle Europe 1200 - 1550 (Master of Altar of Vyssi Brod, Master Theodoric); German and Austrian art; medieval handcraft.

Gallery of the Knights of the Cross (Galerie Krizovniku)
Krizovnicke nam. 3, Prague 1
Permanent exhibition:
Works of art aquired from the order deposits of the Knights of the Cross with the Red Star (monstrances and chalices, habits, mitres and casules, paintings); relics of the Judith Bridge from the mid-12th century; in the basement is the St. Francis Chapel from the 17th century decorated with stalactites and stalagmites.
Opening hours:
daily except Mondays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. (May - October)
daily except Mondays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. (November - April)

Golden Ring House (Dum U Zlateho prstenu)
Tynska 6, Prague 1 -
20th-century art (1900 - 1990).
Opening hours:
daily except Mondays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Kinsky Palace (Palac Kinskych)
Staromestske nam. 12, Prague 1 -
Short-term exhibitions of graphic arts take place in the Kinsky Palace. National Gallery information centre.

Municipal Library (Mestska knihovna)
Marianske nam. 1, Prague 1 -
Occasional exhibitions.
Opening hours:
daily except Mondays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

National Gallery (Narodni galerie)
Developed from the first Prague art gallery open to the public, which was established in 1796 as the second oldest gallery in Europe after the Louvre in Paris.
Permanent exhibitions and exhibition halls of the National Gallery.
All expositions are opened daily except Mondays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Trade Fair Palace - Thursdays till 9 p.m.; guides for groups as well as individual visitors can be ordered by phone in the rooms of permanent exhibitions of the Sternberg Palace - phone 220 514 598, St. George Monastery - phone 257 320 889, the Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia - phone 221 879 216, in the Zbraslav Castle - phone 257 920 482, and in the Trade Fair Palace - phone 224 301 303.

Old Town Hall (Staromestska radnice)
Staromestske nam. 1, Prague 1
Occasional exhibitions.
Opening hours:
daily except Mondays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (April - September)
daily except Mondays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (October - March)

Sternberg Palace (Sternbersky palac)
Hradcanske nam. 15, Prague 1 -
European art from classical antiquity to the end of Baroque – icons; Italian masters of the 14th and 15th centuries and of the first half of the 16th century (L. Monaco, A. Bronzino, P. Veneto); Dutch paintings of the 15th and 16th centuries, roman schools of the 17th and 18th centuries (J. Ribera, G. B. Tiepolo, El Greco, Goya); Flamish paintings of the 17th century (P. P. Rubens, A. van Dyck, J. Jordaens); Dutch paintings of the 17th century (Rembrandt H. van Rijn, Frans Hals); German and Austrian paintings of the 15th - 18th centuries (H. Holbein senior, L. Cranach senior, A. Dürer).

St. George Monastery (Klaster sv. Jiri)
Jirske nam. 33 (the Prague Castle), Prague 1 
Bohemian art from the period of Rudolph II until the end of the Baroque period; art of the Rudolphian period (H. von Aachen, B. Spranger, A. de Vries); Baroque art (K. Skreta, F.M. Brokof, M.B. Braun).

Stone Bell House (Dum U Kamenneho zvonu)

Staromestske nam. 13, Prague 1
Occasional exhibitions.
Opening hours:
daily except Mondays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Strahov Picture Gallery (Strahovska obrazarna)

Strahovske nadvori 1/132, Prague 1
Permanent exhibition:
One of the Central European most valuable monastery collections containing assemblages of Gothic paintings (the Strahov Madonna by Master of Vyssi Brod Cycle, Strahov St. Barbara, Strahov Altar by Master of Litomerice Altar), Rudolphine art (J. Heintz, B. Spranger), Baroque and rococo paintings (J. J. Hering, K. Skreta, P. Brandl, V. V. Reiner) and paintings of the first half of the 19th century (L. Kohl, F. X. Prochazka).
Opening hours:
daily except Mondays 9 a.m. - 12 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Trade Fair Palace – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Veletrzni palac - Muzeum moderniho a soucasneho umeni)

Dukelskych hrdinu 47, Prague 7 -
19th, 20th and 21st century art.

The City Gallery Prague (Galerie hlavniho mesta Prahy)

Permanent exhibitions and galleries of the City Gallery Prague.

Troja Chateau (Trojsky zamek)
U Trojskeho zamku 1, Prague 7 -
A vast complex of buildings and gardens built by J. B. Mathey between 1679 and 1685. The core of the complex consists of the main three-wing building with a great hall. The murals in the hall are the work of A. Godin and his son Isaac. The grand garden staircase is decorated by sculptures depicting gods and goddesses fighting the Titans, work of Dresden sculptors J. J. and P. Herrmann.
Permanent exhibition:
Czech art of the 19th century; its response to the contemporary European art and its approach to Czech history and life of the capital city of Prague.
Opening hours:
daily except Mondays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (April - October)
Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (November - March)

Zbraslav Castle (Zamek Zbraslav)
Ke Krnovu 2, Prague 5 
Collection of Asian art.