Prague is a city of history and art, so it should come as no surprise that it is packed full of museums. Here are just a few…
The National Museum is an institution intended to systematically establish, prepare and publicly exhibit natural scientific and historical collections. It was founded 1818 in Prague by Kašpar Maria Šternberg. At present the National Museum houses almost 14 million items from the area of natural history, history, arts, music and librarianship, located in tens of buildings.
The National Museum as viewed from Wenceslas Square
A museum dedicated to Alphonse Mucha, a painter and decorative artist whose style is the very embodiment of Art Noveau.
Dedicated to Prague’s most famous denizen, whose surreal tales were no doubt influenced by the city’s winding Old Town streets and Austro-Hungarian bureaucracy.
Has a number of different branches the largest of which are:
• Veletržní Palace for Modern Contemporary Art : With four stories of paintings, sculpture, furniture and design, there’s enough to keep you busy for more than one rainy day. Features both permanent and rotating exhibitions.
• Sternberg Palace (Šternberský palác): This is another branch of the National Gallery, featuring European art from the Classical Era to the close of the Baroque.
One of Prague’s newest, an independent centre for contemporary art with a fine café upstairs.
Be enchanted by works of art in what used to be a Baroque pilgrimage site.
An info-packed time warp. Make sure to grab a poster!
Swoon over this ornate library and grab an excellent micro-brew after!
For music lovers and musicians.
A summer villa where Mozart spent time composing. Summer concerts held in the garden.
The Antonín Dvořák Museum in Prague is a museum dedicated to the great Czech composer Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904).
The National Technical Museum (NTM) in Prague is the largest institution dedicated to preserving information and artifacts related to the history of technology in the Czech Republic.