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.

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.


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.

May 6th - June 2nd, 2015 - First Day of Peace

The bombing of Czech and Moravian cities during the Second World War is still a vivid topic. The exhibition throws a light on air raids by the Red Army on the first day of peace, May 9th, 1945.

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 - July 19th, 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.