National Technical Museum Prague
Preparing the "Czech cinematograph. The Dawning of the Film Industry (1896–1930)" Exhibition (28.9. 2016 - 26.3. 2017)
On the anniversary of the first film screening in the Czech lands, the exhibition will present the unique cinematographic collections of the National Technical Museum. You will be introduced to the beginnings of cinema at the end of the 19th century and in first third of the 20th century. The exhibition will include a survey of cinematographic technologies, filmmaking and the birth of the cinema phenomenon itself.
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.
The National Technical Museum opened the Center for Building Heritage in Plasy, in the newly renovated buildings of the former monastery brewery and mill. It serves as a unique center for documenting, exhibiting and educating in the fields related to the history of architecture, civil engineering and traditional construction methods.
Days of reduced admission (50CZK) for all visitors:28. 9. 2016 – Anniversary of opening of the NTM's first public exposition in the Schwarzenberg palace next to the Prague Castle
28. 10. 2016 – Foundation of the Czechoslovak Republic
18. 12. 2016 – Anniversary of the death of Václav Havel
We are looking forward to your visit.
June 2nd - September 23rd, 2016 - Nuvolari
The exhibition is dedicated to Tazio Nuvolari (1892 – 1953), one of the best racing drivers of the 20th century. It maps his more than 30 year career, mainly through photographs and some memorabilia.
May 12th, 2016 - February 5th, 2017 - Civitas Carolina - Building under the Reign of Charles IV
The National Technical Museum is joining the celebrations marking the 700th anniversary of the birth of Emperor Charles IV with the exhibition “Civitas Carolina - Building under the Reign of Charles IV”. The event highlights the extraordinary achievements in the field of architecture during the great construction boom initiated by this outstanding ruler. It displays an array of contemporary construction elements and methods mainly via functioning replicas of construction machinery.
April 13th - September 25th, 2016 - Velorex cars
Ten of the legendary Czechoslovak motored Velorex three-wheelers are on display – along with better known versions there are unique prototypes such as the HOBA II or the truck version, Velorex 435 D.
February 17th - December 31st, 2016 - From Flame to LED - The Evolution of Electric Light The exhibition focuses on the development of light sources from the mid-19th century to present. It maps the evolution of arc lamps as well as light bulbs.