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.
We have opened a new playroom equipped with the legendary Czech construction set Merkur. You can find it on the -2nd floor, next to the Minig and Metalurgy exhibitions. Let's play!
Days of reduced admission (50CZK) for all visitors:
February 22nd - October 1st, 2017 - Svatopluk Král - playing via (and with) technology
The exhibition is dedicated to the important Czech industrial designer Svatopluk Král. He has been a pioneer in the field of the modern design of machine-tools, as well as a distinctive artist and author of kinetic toys for handicapped children.
November 16th, 2016 - April 30th, 2017 - Of Phones and Man
Come and see the phones from the late 19th century, 'gems' of the nineties and the latest trends in mobile technology. You can expect to see attractions and interactive games. The exhibition is held on the occasions of the 140th anniversary of Alexander Graham Bell’s patent registration, the 25th anniversary of the launch of the internet in the Czech Republic, and 20 years of widespread mobile phone communication in our country.
September 28th, 2016 - October 15th, 2017 - Czech Cinematograph. The Dawning of the Film Industry (1896–1930)
On the occasion of 120 years since the first film screening in the Czech lands, the exhibition presents unique cinematography collections of the National Technical Museum and the National Film Archive. The exhibition will carry the visitors into the period of film beginnings, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and acquaint them with contemporary film equipment and movie production.
December 7th, 2016 - April 30th, 2017 – Closely Watched Trains
The exhibition in the transport hall of the museum commemorates the 50th anniversary of the premiere of the movie Closely Watched Trains. It is an hommage to this Oscar-awarded Czechoslovak movie.