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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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  • The exhibition is not large in scope, you will find clothing from the 1920s, 1930s, equivalent to them e.g.. from last year. worth seeing is definitely worth. Note that it will take 30 to 40 minutes.
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  • At the time I visit, the museum was during the enlargement, so I was not really discover it by the contains. But the construction, the outside was already worth the visit. It was Gorgeous, huge. And i...  more »
  • This was a rubbish exhibit in a horrible building. Total waste of time and money! The so called museum had little or nothing of interest to offer to a tourist. Sorry we went!!  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.