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Národní muzeum, Prague
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Learn about the Czech Republic's culture and natural environment by exploring the scientific and historical collections of Národní muzeum. Josef Schultz designed this monumental Neo-Renaissance building in the 19th century as a symbol of the Czech National Revival. The grand entrance hall features a wide staircase, intricate stonework, and ceiling frescos. The museum houses almost 14 million items relating to mineralogy, paleontology, mycology, botany, entomology, zoology, anthropology, the arts, and archeology. Look for a 12th-century silver tiara in the archeology department and a gilded silver rhyton in the prehistory area. The theater department includes costume designs, music, memorabilia, and marionettes from the Czech puppet theater. Plan to see Národní muzeum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Prague trip generator.
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  • We wanted to visit this time around after many trips to Prague simply running out of time. Well, to our surprise during our visit in July, the main building was closed for renovations. We were disappo...  more »
  • The National Museum is the building founded 1818 under the name of the patriotic Museum in Bohemia and since 1891 closes the upper part of Wenceslas square in Prague's new town, its founder was count Kašpar Maria of Sternberg, paleontologist of worldwide importance, which the Museum has devoted its extensive collections, which became the basis of the collections of the National Museum and everything is focused on the more scientific and collection areas. The whole building of again shows both external and internal decoration of the perfect work of all the artists and workers of the time that it was in the 1968 damaged the façade of the tanks shells at the obsatení of the CZECH REPUBLIC. Today the building is in an extensive reconstruction and the will to 200. anniversary in the year 2018, if nothing happens again?!?
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  • Is is Wenceslas Square, National Museum. In the 19th century was put during the renovation is luxuriously appointed with stately buildings had been looking forward to. The National Museum here one is house number of places there seems to be a tourist looking here so I.
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  • Only the new building is open at present as the old building is being renovated, but two very interesting exhibits and easily two or three hours worth.
  • Main building of the Czech National Museum is closed for thorough renovation thus a small selection of mostly animals is available at the adjacent building. The front office stuff desperately needs training in customer communication/service, unless their performance purposefully provides foreign visitors with an experience of communistic Czechoslovakia of early-eighties.
  • One of the best place in Prague. You will be in love immediately. Love that place
  • Czech national museum! Must visit if you're interested in history.
  • It is ok. The main building is under construction work.