National Museum (Prague) 3.0 rating

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National Museum (Národní muzeum) is a huge nature and history museum in the upper part of Wenceslas Square. The building was designed by prominent Czech neo-renaissance architect Josef Schulz in the years 1885 - 1891. In the older museum, there is an excellent permanent exhibition of various minerals including gems, as well as other interesting exhibitions including insects, fossils, animal skeletons, and stuffed animals from around the world. However, some of the information may be outdated, and the diagrams are not well done. One of the best known pieces is a large whale skeleton hanging from the ceiling, quite unusual in a landlocked country. The building itself is enormous and the architecture very grand, but the exhibitions in themselves need to be fixed up. The newer museum has exhibitions on Communism. Entry to the old museum is 150 Kč, new museum is 80 Kč.

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18:00
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10:00
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Tue
10:00
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Wed
9:00
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Thu
10:00
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Fri
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About National Museum (Prague)

 Vinohradská 612/1, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic

National Museum (Prague) and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge(1.8 km)
The Charles Bridge (Karlův Most) connects the Old Town with Lesser Town.

Jan Hus monument

Jan Hus monument(1.2 km)
That striking man standing atop a patina-green metal mountain in the center of Old Town Square is not Jesus, though he resembles him.

Old Town Square

Old Town Square(1.2 km)
The Old Town Square is the center of Prague's eventful history, dating back to the 12th century when it started out as the central marketplace.

Žižkov Monument

Žižkov Monument(1.9 km)
This immense equestrian statue was erected in 1950 to commemorate Czech national hero Jan Žižkov, who fought his most famous battle on this site and later had the hill and the neighbouring city renamed after himself.

Wenceslas Square

Wenceslas Square(0.4 km)
Václavské náměstí is a wide boulevard running down from the National Museum and it's crammed with bars, restaurants and casinos.

Municipal Hall

Municipal Hall(0.8 km)
The Obecní dům was built near the Powder Tower (a storage place for gunpowder and a major trade route entry into the city) on a site called King's Court where once a royal residence stood.

U Medvidku Beer Hall

U Medvidku Beer Hall(1 km)
Traditional Czech microbrewery and beer hall dating back to 1466.

Rudolfinum

Rudolfinum(1.7 km)
Neo-Renaissance style music auditorium.

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