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The Czech National Museum, Prague (Národní Muzeum, Praha)


A quick guide to visiting the Czech National Museum in Prague’s Wenceslas Square, with a brief overview, tourist information, historical intro, and more.

Updated: 2019-04-14.

Czech National Museum Details:

  • Address: Václavské nám. 68, 110 00 Nové Město, Praha (Prague), Czechia [Google Maps]
  • Phone: +420 224 497 111
  • Entrance Fees (in CZK currency)
    • Adult: 250 CZK (~$11 USD)
    • Reduced: 170 CZK (~$7.5 USD)
    • Family: 420 CZK (~$18.5 USD)
  • Opening Hours (Main Building): 10:00 – 18:00
  • Website: https://www.nm.cz/
Czech National Museum in Prague
The main building of the National Museum in Prague, Czechia. Photo taken by J. Chakola.

About the National Museum & the Main Building

The Czech National Museum (Národní muzeum) is situated on one end of the long and famous Wenceslas Square in Prague. Just outside, a mounted Saint Wenceslas, Bohemian patron saint, guards the front doors.

Founded by Count Kaspar Maria von Sternberg, the alleged “Father of Paleobotany,” in 1818, the National Museum (Národní muzeum) initially started with his fossils, minerals, and plant specimens.

Today, its collection has grown to 14 million items, including representations of art, science, and history.

The building you see displayed here is actually just the main building; the Czech National Museum is housed in several dozen buildings around Czechia.

Wenceslas Monument and the Czech National Museum
The famous statue of the mounted Saint Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia, in front of the Czech National Museum. Taken by J. Chakola.

Finally, while you’re in Prague, check out the Lokál chain of restaurants for some great Czech food!

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