The largest museum in the Czech Republic.
The National Museum is not only a museum, but also an architectural gem. After extensive reconstruction lasting seven years, the museum was reopened in 2018.
There are five main institutions in the building: the Natural History Museum, the National Museum Library, the Historical Museum, the Náprstek's Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures, the Czech Museum of Music. There are so many permanent and temporary exhibitions in the museum that everyone will find at least one to enjoy.
A special program is prepared for children and students in the museum. For children there are regular accompanying events designed for them, even a birthday party can be organized. For schoolchildren, the museum has prepared interesting educational programs for ongoing exhibitions.
Founding of the museum
The museum, or collections of all valuables, was built gradually. These were gifts of large private collections, mainly natural sciences, which were owned by aristocrats living in Bohemia. But it wasn't until 1818 that a group of enlightened nobles headed by Count Kašpar M. Sternberg signed a proclamation of the foundation of the museum.