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National museum of Technology in Prague

National museum of Technology in Prague

The Museum of technology in Prague is an enormous museum that hosts an incredible number of objects, all of which tell a story of technological progress in a specific area of human activity, emphasizing the progress that happened in the Czech Republic. Every individual interested in any area of science will certainly find something interesting among 14 exhibitions of this museum.

The National Museum of Technology in Prague was established in 1908 and since then the museum collected objects that document the development of many technical areas, industry and fields of natural science that occurred the Czech Republic.
This is an enormous museum that is divided into 14 permanent exhibitions; we will further examine just a few of them:

Transportation section
This is the largest section of the museum dedicated to air, land and water transportation, all under the slogan “In memory of pioneers on land, water and in the air”. Here you will be able to see steam engines, rare models of cars and airplanes and a vast number of motorcycles and bicycles that show the progress of technology till modern times.
Astronomy section
In this section of the museum you will be able to see the most important collection of Czech astronomical instruments. Even those that are not lovers of astronomy may get intrigued after seeing so many telescopes and strange instruments which were once used by most renowned astronomers, e.g. Johannes Kepler. In this section you will be able to see and touch a 5000-year-old meteorite which was found in Argentina (Campo del Cielo) in 2005.
Metallurgy
Here you will be able to learn more about the metal production (especially steal) and to see rebuilt Slavic smelter, iron mill, original tools with which the ore was obtained, processed etc. The exhibited objects show the evolution of the mining processing techniques till the modern times.
Mining
This section of the museum consists of 350 square meters of exhibition space converted into an example of a real mine (ore and coal mine) from 1950s. The mining section uses the original carbide lamps and electrical safety laps that help create the more authentic experience. Visits to this section are possible only with a guided tour and it costs a little extra to the price of a regular ticket: Regular price: 50CZK, Reduced price: 30CZK.
Printing section
In this section visitors will be able to see the evolution of printing presses from their invention by Gutenberg till present. All of the machines are exhibited in a specific setting so that visitors can get a feeling of how printing offices actually looked like.
Household appliances
This section of the museum hosts numerous vintage household appliances. Younger generations will be able to see all kinds of household appliances that they never heard of, while older visitors will for sure find something that will bring memories from the “old days”.

Ticket prices for the National museum of Technology in Prague
Regular ticket price is: 190CZK.
Reduced ticket price is: 90 CZK.
Family ticket (2 adults and maximum 3 children under 15): 420CZK.
Reduced price: senior citizens over 65, children 6-15 years old, high school and university students under the age of 26.
Free entrance: children under the age of 6, disabled individuals and their companions.
Fee for taking photos: 100CZK.
We advise you to check ticket prices before visiting – check the official website of the National Museum of Technology in Prague.

Working hours of the National museum of Technology in Prague
From Tuesday to Friday working hours are: 09:00- 17:30h.
On Saturdays an –Sundays working hours are: 10:00-18:00h.
Museum is closed on Mondays.
We advise you to check working hours before visiting – check the official website of the National Museum of Technology in Prague.


Interesting facts

  • In the transportation section of the museum you will be able to see the first car that has ever been produced in the Czech Republic, a car that was used by the Czech president T.G. Masaryk and the airplane in which Jan Kašpar made the first long distance flight (1911) in Czech aviation history.

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