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.
On September 29th 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:14. 2. 2016 - Anniversary of the reopening of the National Technical Museum in 2011
28. 3. 2016 - Teachers' Day + Easter Monday
18. 5. 2016 – International Day of Museums and Galleries
5. 7. 2016 – Anniversary of foundation of the National Technical Museum in 1908
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.
December 16th, 2015 - March 3rd, 2016 - 120 years of the car factory in Mladá Boleslav
The exhibition celebrates the anniversary of Laurin & Klement cars. In 1895 bookseller Václav Klement and mechanic Václav Laurin founded a company and in a small workshop in Mladá Boleslav they began to build bicycles. In 1905 they created the first cars and in 1925 the merger with the Škoda group of Plzeň took place. The high-lights are five cars, unique models that present the story of a factory.
November 27th, 2015 - February 26th, 2016 - On the Origin of Codes: 30 Years of the Automatic Identification
September 18th, 2015 – May 29th, 2016 The Most Beautiful Czech Books of 2014
Exhibition of the winning books from 2014.
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.