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.
28.-29.3. 2015 - Technology comes alive at the National Technical Museum: Exhibition of the first steam locomotive built in the Czech Republic
For the first time in 50 years a new steam locomotive was built in the Czech lands. New functioning replica of a steam locomotive Orenstein & Koppel from around 1900 will be presented behind the building of the museum. The locomotive ride will be accompanied by commented tours.
Days of reduced admission (50CZK) for all visitors:
28. 3. 2015 – Teachers' Day
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.
February 3rd - April 14th 2015 Jawa Automobiles
Jawa is known as a motorcycle manufacturer but between 1934 and 1947 the company produced cars. The visitors will have a unique opportunity to see 6 Jawa automobiles in the Transportation exhibition.
January 28th - March 29th, 2015 Czech Grand Design Awards: Finale 2014
The exibition Czech Grand Design Awards: Finale 2014, will present the works of the nominated finalists in all authors categories: Designer of the Year, Fashion Designer of the Year, Graphic Designer of the Year, Photograher of the Year, Store of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, Discovery of the Year - Česká spořitelna Award, Hall of Fame, Grand Designer.
December 5th, 2014 – April 30th, 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.
December 12th, 2014 - January 28th, 2015 Canon - The digital image revolution Exhibition celebrates 20 years of Canon in Czech republic.
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.