Museums & Galleries

Featuring about one hundred exhibition halls and galleries and over twenty museums, the city of Prague contains many rare and amazing surprises. Theological artefacts from the Middle Ages compete with the more current splendour of Art Nouveau and the modern art giants. Numerous galleries have appeared following the Velvet Revolution of 1989, featuring lots of temporary displays. Some museums are dedicated to the state’s history, Prague city and its’ population. Lots of these museums are present within buildings which are historical landmarks and artworks themselves.


The National Museum

Even if you’re not normally a museum visitor or on a short holiday in Prague and don’t have time for a long museum visit, catch a glance into Prague’s National Museum behold the picturesque Ceremonial Hall. Permanent exhibitions: Primeval history of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, Mineralogical and petrological collections, zoological collection, palaeontological collection, anthropological collection.
Location: Prague 1, Václavské náměstí 68,
Opening hours: daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (May – September), daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (October – April). Closed every first Tuesday of the month. Admission free every first Monday of the month.

Bedřich Smetana’s Museum

The permanent exhibition offers an introduction to the life and works of Bedřich Smetana (1824 – 1884) – the world-famous Czech composer and conductor.
Location: Prague 1, Novotného lávka 1,
Opening hours: daily except Tuesdays 10 a.m. — 12 noon and 12.30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Antonín Dvořák’s Museum

Location: Prague 2, Ke Karlovu 20,
Opening hours: daily except Mon. 10 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. (April – September), daily except Mon. 9.30 a.m. -1.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. — 5 p.m. (October – March). America Garden daily except for Mon 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Prague City Museum

Location: Prague 8, Na Poříčí 52,
Opening hours: daily except Mon. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., every first Thursday of the month 9 a.m. — 8 p.m. Permanent exhibition: Indian cultures of North and South America. Cultures of Australia and Oceania. Opening hours: daily except Monday 10 a.m. -6 p.m.

Museum of Communism

Permanent exhibition: Dreams, Reality and Nightmares – depicts the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
Location: Prague 1, Na Příkopě 10, Savarin Palace,
Opening hours: daily 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

The Museum of Lego

The Lego Museum in Prague claims to be Europe’s largest, and it is undoubtedly a great way of spending an afternoon inside. With over 2000 models displayed and twenty themed exhibits, this museum is a real homage to these timeless building blocks. Also, there is a play area where children can make their own Lego exhibits.

Address: Národní 31, New Town. Open all year, each day 10:00 to 20:00.

Admission: 130 CZK children, 200 CZK adults,

Alphonse Mucha Museum

Permanent exhibition: Works of Alphonse Mucha (1860 – 1939), the acclaimed founder of the Art-Nouveau style.
Location: Prague 1, Panská 7,
Opening hours: Mon. – Fri. 11 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sat. + Sun. 11 p.m. – 6 p.m. (January, February), daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (March – December).

Franz Kafka’s Museum

Permanent exhibition: Franz Kafka and Prague – the life and work of Kafka through documents (photographs, manuscripts, diaries, correspondence, first editions of his works, audio-visual works, music).
Location: Prague 1, Cihelná 2b,
Opening hours: daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

National Technical Museum

Permanent exhibitions: Transport (road, air railway and shipping traffic). Astronomy. The measurement of time. Intercamera (history of photographic and film technology) Metallurgy. Acoustics and noise ecology. Mining (ore and coal mines) Evolution of telecommunications technology.
Location: Prague 7, Kostelní 42,

Wax Museum

Permanent exhibition: Czech and international famous personalities from the area of culture, politics and sports.
Location: Prague 1, Celetná 6,
Opening hours: daily 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

U Fleků Brewery Museum

Permanent exhibition: The history of beer making.
Location: Prague 1, Křemencova 11,
Opening hours: Mon. — Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat. + Sun. and holidays only groups of min. 10 people after the previous reservation.

Art Galleries

Prague Castle Picture Gallery

As you would expect from the museum’s name, the contents here focus on the important paintings found in Prague Castle. The museum can trace its history all the way back to the 16th century, as Emperor Rudolph II had a massive collection of art in his possession, although only a few pieces remain in the museum. The collection holds works by famous German, Flemish, Italian and Dutch artists, and several paintings by Czech artists added in the 1930s.

Schwarzenberg Palace

This fantastic building has recently undergone a major renovation. It houses an excellent exhibition of some of the best examples of Baroque and craftsmanship, acquired from the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. Such renowned experts in the field as Ferdinand Maxmilian Brokoff and Matthias Bernard Braun have their works exhibited here. There are also some different Baroque period paintings from the 18th century and examples from the Mannerism period of the 16th and 17th centuries, and works from the Classicism period.

Trade Fair Palace, National Gallery’s Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art

This museum is solely dedicated to works from the 20th and 21st centuries and is spread over three floors; such is the extent of the number of exhibits. As well as Czech art, it also exhibits art from all over the world – in fact, there are over 2,000 different exhibits in total.

Jaroslav Fragner Gallery

This museum is wholly dedicated to architecture and the architects and their creations that have worked in the development of this practice within the Czech Republic.

Langhans Gallery Prague

This museum has a vast collection of artistic photography, with exhibits spanning the history of this art form. New forms of media are also included here as the world of photography moves into the 21st century.

The Palace Of Sternberg

The assortment of art from Europe here is phenomenal, depicted in works like ‘The Feast of the Rosary’ by Albrecht Durer.

The Convent Of St Agnes Of Bohemia

The art collection here features the fourteenth century Christ Resurrection by the Třeboň Altar’s Master.

Manes Exhibition Hall

The building itself is considered a fine example of Functionalist architecture. The building is, therefore, just as impressive as the avant-garde art exhibited inside the building. One of the building’s most striking features is the placement of old and new architecture found in the building, with a 15th-century water tower standing next to the 1930s exhibition hall.

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