National Technical Museum Prague
At the edge of the Letná park, in front of the National Technical Museum, stands the oldest floored carousel in Europe. The National Technical Museum is planning to restore the carousel's structural parts in the immediate future, which, however, will not be enough to restore the carousel to a fully functioning state. Therefore, a cooperative project between the district of Prague 7, the National Technical Museum and other nearby institutions has been formed to plan the restoration of the remaining portions, and return the carousel to fully functional status in the near future. This initiative is open to sponsorship by the public, that is, to anyone wishing to help restore the Letná carousel. Beginning January 6th, 2015, it is possible to contribute to the restoration fund by donating to transparent account: 107-9304750207/0100.
Watch the promotional video for our new exhibition "Steam Engines in the Czech Lands" here.
In August (28th-30th) we will open the extensive railroad depository in Chomutov for public access. The former locomotive depot of the Czech railway system contains over one hundred pieces of rolling stock and other interesting items of railroad technology.
Days of reduced admission (50CZK) for all visitors:
5. 7. 2015 – Anniversary of foundation of the National Technical Museum in 1908
28. 9. 2015 – Anniversary of opening of the NTM's first public exposition in the Schwarzenberg palace next to the Prague Castle
28. 10. 2015 – Foundation of the Czechoslovak Republic
18. 12. 2015 – Anniversary of the death of Václav Havel
We are looking forward to your visit.
The National Technical Museum in Prague organizes two international contests for high school students. You can compete in two disciplines: building a functional model of Stirling engine and building a steam engine.
June 16th - February 1st, 2015 - The Art of Steam Travel on the River Vltava The exhibition summarizes 150 years of steamboat transportation on the Vltava River. Steamship models, historical documents, as well as paintings depicting steamboats on the river Vltava by famous Czech painters like Jakub Schikaneder, Bohumil Kubišta and Josef Šíma are on display.
May 8th, 2015 - February 28th, 2016 - Steam Engines in the Czech Lands
The exhibition commemorates the first presentation of Josef Božek’s steam car in 1815 and presents the development of steam engines from the beginning of the 18th century to the 1950s.
April 15th - July 26th 2015 - Karel Čapek, the photographer
One of the most acclaimed Czech writers, Karel Čapek was also a dramatist, poet, translator, art critic, philosopher and esthetician. The exhibition presents Karel Čapek’s photographic work.
March 4th - August 30th, 2015 - Science and Technology: An Adventure that Will Entertain You!
The exhibition is organised in honour of the Czech Academy of Sciensces‘ 125 anniversary. It presents academic research of technical, scientific and medical specializations. Components of the exhibition are presentations of the individual institutes and current results of their work, but also insights into the history of the individual fields, commemorations of important personalities and their successors. For children and youth an interactive exhibition Little Scientist – Great Scientist is prepared. Components of the exhibition are an accompanying program in the form of workshops.
October 22nd, 2014 - October 11th, 2015 Bridge Over Nusle Valley: History, Construction, Architecture The exhibition presents historical, architectural and constructional context of the Nusle Bridge. In February of 2013, the bridge celebrated its 40th anniversary. The exhibition reveals that it is more than a segment of an important transportation arterial.
June 4th - November 11th 2015 - 170 Years of Rail Transport in Prague
The exhibition in the transport hall of the museum commemorates the 170th anniversary of the arrival of the first train in Prague and it presents a historical survey of rail transport in Prague.