Next time I will be in Prague I will take more time and visit the National Museum too as I've heard it interesting.
For the moment I know that this is a good point of reference for a Prague tour. The metro station "Narodni Muzeum" takes you out just in front of this big building and at the beginning of the Vaclavske Namesti - the wide street/promenade going north-west to Stare Mesto.
The National Museum / Narodni muzeum is situated at the Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske namesti). The building was build in the 1880s by Josef Schulz and has a neo-Renaissance style. This Museum was build as an architectural symol of the Czech National Revival.
Nowadays you will find displays of rocks, fossils and stuffed animals in the museum.
When you are standing in front of the National Museum you are overlooking the square. Which has really nice views.
Located in a Neo-Renaissance building on the top of the Wenceslao Square, it's one of the most important museums in Prague. It was founded in 1818 as the Patriotic Museum of Bohemia, and always has been a symbol of the Czech nation.
The Czech Republic's national museum is a vast, sprawling collection covering almost every aspect of Czech history, science, culture and national identity. All of this is housed in a grand neo-renaissance building occupying a prime location at the top of Wenceslas Square. The coin collection alone contains over half a million objects.
The building itself bears the scars of history. It was damaged by bombs during World War 2, and battered by Soviet machine gun fire during the Velvet Revolution of 1968.
this impressive neo-renaissance building houses the national museum. the museum was built in 1890 and was designed by josef schulz. the museum contains a collection of stuffed animals and minerals and gems. in my opinion the architecture of the museum out shines it's collection.
The facade was fabulous, but may need a cleaning sometime soon. The neo Renaissance style is from the construction period. It was founded in 1885-91 by architect Josef Schulz. The museum houses paleontology, geology, zoology, and anthropology; rocks, stuffed animals, heritage artifacts, etc. Count Sternberg who died in 1838 had donated many paleo items and later Count Palacky also contributed his effort to organize the museum in late 1800's.
NO PICTURES inside. They watch very closely.
Cost is 140 Kc, and it is open
St. Agnes of Bohemia Convent
a division of the National Gallery and an absolute gem, make the effort to visit
on Permanent display:
Czech Gothic art (Master of the Vyssí Brod Altar, Master of the Michle Madonna, Master Theodoric, Master of the Trebon Altar, works of beautiful style, Master of the Altar of the Knights of the Cross, Master of the Litomerice Altar, Master IP);
German and Austrian art (Master of Winkler`s Epitaph, A. Altdorfer, Lucas Cranach sr.),
Medieval arts and Crafts.
open daily 10 am – 6 pm, closed on Mondays
The national Museum is a big Neo-Renaissance building that dominates one of the extremities of the Venceslao square. The building was planned by Josef Schulz and it was completed in 1890. The entrance to the museum has got a decorated ramp with allegorical statues among which you can detach to the entry the History and the Natural History. The insides in marble is very beautiful.
The National Museum, the largest museum institution in Czech Republic. Established as the “Patriotic Museum in Bohemia” in 1818.
It is biggest and most important Czech museum institution. Its collections contain 13.6 million items.
Its monumental building with breathtaking decoration.
You can find inside exibitions starting by prehistory to persent, from stones to old books. Nice place to spent ugly afternoon in.
The National Museum which was opened in 1891 is the largest and oldest museum in the Czech Republic and the neo-renaissance building dominates the upper end of Wenceslas Square. The permanent exhibitions include a history of Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia, mineralogical & petrologic collections, zoological collections, paleontology collection and anthropological collection. The museum was hit by a bomb during WW2 but fortunately the main exhibits were being stored elsewhere. The building was repaired and reopened in 1947. During the Prague Spring in 1968 the building was hit again by machine gun fire from Russian Troops who mistook it for a Government Building.
The opening hours are:- Oct-Apr: Daily 09:00-17:00, May-Sep: Daily 10:00-18:00 & Closed the first Tuesday of the month. The basic admission charge is 110 czk.
The National Museum is housed in a majestic neo-renaissance building at the end of Václavské námesti, a big avenue in the new part of Prague. I remember best the grand hall with its beautiful staircase in marble. The museum houses a collection of minerals, rocks, and meteorites from the Czech and Slovak Republics. You can also learn more about the ancient history of the Czech lands through zoological and paleontological displays. Unfortunately the displays are only in Czech.
If you go on the first Monday of the month, entrance is free.
We called at the National Museum on our trip in December having not had time to go when we last visited in March, it was fantastic to see all the historical things linked to this fabulous city, country and beyond. When we called it was the first Monday of the month and we found out that it was free admission which was a pleasant surprise (it is normally 110czk to enter), don't go there on the first Tuesday of the month though as you will find the museum closed for cleaning. You cannot miss the museum it is located right at the top of Wenceslas Square.