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.
Days of reduced admission (50CZK) for all visitors:
17. 5. 2015 – International Day of Museums and Galleries
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.
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.
April 12th - May 18th 2015 - Breitfeld, Daněk & Co. – Between Trieste and Prague
The Port of Trieste was one of the first industrial ports in the world, together with Hamburg, Buenos Aires, Calcutta and Genoa, being equipped with a hydrodynamic plant. The water under very high pressure of up to 54 atm produced by the plant, was distributed into the port through 6,500 metres of underground pipes, directly feeding the cranes installed on the quay, the warehouses and the freight elevators. The plant consisted of a battery of ten steam boilers, four main pumping steam engines and auxiliary pumps manufactured by the company of Breitfeld Daněk & Co. of Prague.
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.
December 5th, 2014 – May 17th, 2015 - Přemysl Koblic. The legendary figure of Czech amateur photography
Přemysl Koblic (1892 - 1955) was an exceptional figure in the history of Czech photography. The current exhibition primarily aspires to show the wide scope of Koblic's work and points out his contribution to Czech artistic photography. Over time, Koblic's pictures have gained significant documentary value uplifted by the view of an acute and cultivated photographer.
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.
October 15th, 2014 – May 31st, 2015 The Most Beautiful Czech Books of 2013
Exhibition of winning books from 2013.