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.

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:
2016

18 Dec Anniversary of the death of Václav Havel

2017

15 Feb Anniversary of the reopening of the National Technical Museum in 2011
28 Mar Teachers' Day
18 May International Day of Museums and Galleries
5 Jul Anniversary of foundation of the National Technical Museum in 1908
28 Sept Anniversary of opening of the NTM's first public exposition in the Schwarzenberg palace next to the Prague Castle
28 Oct Foundation of the Czechoslovak Republic
17 Dec Anniversary of the death of Václav Havel

 

See our opening hours during the Christmas period.

Saturday, Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve  closed
Sunday, Dec. 25 - Christmas Day 13.00-18.00
Monday, Dec. 26 10.00-18.00
Saturday, Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve 10.00-14.00
Sunday, Jan. 1 - New Year's Day 13.00-18.00

 

Výstavy

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 - March 26th, 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.

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.

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.