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    The National Museum

    by jexelot Written Feb 13, 2004
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    Looming above Wenceslas Square is the neo-Renaissance bulk of the National Museum. The largest and oldest Czech museum - founded in 1818 - is housed in a monumental neo-renaissance building from the years 1885-1890 that dominates Wenceslas Square.

    Permanent Exhibitions

    • Primeval history of Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia

    • Mineralogical and petrological collections

    • Zoological collections

    • Palaeontological collection

    • Anthropological collection

    Across the road to the northeast is the former National Assembly building (1973), built on the site of the former Stock Exchange (1936-1938) whose walls can partly be seen inside. It is now the world headquarters for Radio Free Europe.

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    The National Museum

    by kris-t Updated Feb 8, 2004

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    inside

    The largest and oldest Czech museum founded in 1818 is housed in a monumental neo-renassance building from the years 1885-1890 that dominates the Wencaslas sq.

    smile..... it doesn't allow to make picture inside... but... am i russian or not! ;)

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    The National Museum (Narodni muzeum)

    by shivan Written Jan 2, 2004

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    The National Museum (Narodni muzeum)

    The National Museum (Narodni muzeum) on the other side of the Wenceslas Square.
    The statue I was talking about is there, exactly in the middle, can you see it?
    The museum has been built in 1885-90.
    Permanent exhibitions:
    - Primeval history of Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia
    - Mineralogical and petrological collections
    - Zoological collections
    - Palaeontological collection
    - Anthropological collection

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    Wenceslas Square - National Museum

    by yooperprof Updated Sep 18, 2003

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    The guidebook that I was using in Prague recommended that the visitor "wait for a very very rainy day" before exploring the National Museum - and such a rainy day never came while I was in the Czech Republic. It seems that this is one of the less significant sights of the city; perhaps I'll visit it someday, but I don't think I've missed too much. The building certainly looks like it could use a good scrubbing. {So what in the world is it doing in the "Must See" category?!? -- EDITOR}

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    National Museum

    by travelightly Updated Aug 2, 2003

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    detail

    What IS this with those 1960's colors again?

    Didn't actually make it inside. There are so many pictures of the museum, I thought I'd add an upclose detail. I've been told I will need to resize the photo to get actual colors right--when I can figure out how to do that!

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    Inside the National Museum

    by dinhyen Updated Jul 15, 2003

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    The lavish interior of the National Museum right behind the statue of St. Wenceslas. From here you can look right down the splendid Wenceslas Square, which is really more a wide pedestrian-friendly boulevard than a square. The natural history exhibits are rather forgettable, but the views will not be.

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    National Museum dominating over Wenceslas Square

    by extrajoce Updated May 30, 2003
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    Although not internationally famous, this building has a great location, and harbours some original exhibits on the country, as well as temporary exhibits. There was a reconstitution of an Irian Jaya (Indonesia) tribal house when I was there, after a trip there by a Czech, showing the dynamism and interest of Czech people and their love for culture.

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    The National Museum

    by deeper_blue Written Mar 12, 2003

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    National Museum: Prague

    The entrance hall of the National Museum is memorable, a very elegant staircase. The theme of the museum is mainly archaeological history, featuring an insight into Indonesian life downstairs. Followed by artefacts and remains from ancient European settlers.

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    Narodni Muzeum

    by Antji Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Narodni muzeum - the National Museum.
    The largest and oldest Czech museum founded in 1818 is housed in a monumental neo-renaissance building from the years 1885 - 1890 that dominates the Wenceslas Square.

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    The National Museum was...

    by Jeannette1 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The National Museum was opened in 1893. The second floor exhibits has displays of the ancient history of the Czech lands and zoological and paleontological artifacts.

    In 1968, the Soviets invaded Prague and fired on this museum, probably thinking it was an important government building. One can still see shell marks on the outside of the building.

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    A HUGE BUILDING

    by mickey69 Updated Jan 16, 2006

    It was good. But the only bad thing about it you can't understand everything because the explanations weren't translated into English.
    Ticket price is 110 czk per person.

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    The National Museum atop of Wenceslas Sq.

    by Frisbeeace Written Aug 21, 2005

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    We didn't visit as we read that it is not worth it. However, the building is impressive and the view of Wenceslas Sq. from there is the best.

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    National Musuem

    by marciaca Updated Aug 14, 2004
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    The National Museum dominates Wencelas Square. In my 2001 visit, I went to the musuem, but it's nothing too special. It's was actually a bit drab.

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    National Museum in Wenceslas Square

    by myrtle Updated Nov 7, 2003

    The National Museum is beautiful inside, but I only went in to hear one of the many classical music concerts. It was one of my favorite experiences in Prague.

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    National Museum

    by Gillianina Written Sep 7, 2003

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    In Wenceslas Square there´s the National Museum (Narodni muzeum).
    It hosts the natural sciences museum, the historic museum and the library of the National Museum.
    Check out the website for info

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