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Národní muzeum, Prague
(2.5/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Museum where both team solanka has everything. History and musical instruments, and kunckamera and a collection of minerals. So boring. I recommend to stick to any tours of the main halls, and then go for a run at his own pace.
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  • The national museum is temporarily housed in a different building. Therefore, only a limited part of the collection. There was a retro and Noah's ark exhibit. For our daughter was it interesting that there is a small number of "do" things were. As a whole we felt it was not worth the money. Instead of Noah's ark to view you can much better to Prague's zoo.
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  • My advice. Check ( no pun intended) things out before approaching the museum. Is it open, times, exhibits, etc. When we were there, the museum was completely covered in scaffolding, see pic, if you ca...  more »
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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.