National Museum
Prague • Czech Republic

From: Prague Travel Guide

See also: Wenceslas SquarePowder GateRudolfinum Concert Hall

National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic
The National Museum has a prominent position at one end of Wenceslas Square and has the equestrian statue of St Nicholas is positioned just in front of the main entrance. The museum building is Neo-Renaissance in style and totally dominates the surrounding buildings and has a lovely fountain by the entrance.

The National Museum building was designed by Josef Schulz and completed in 1891 and contains a wonderfully elaborate interior which begins with a marble floor at the entrance and leads you on to a large staircase in the centre of a beautifully decorated hall which is filled with paintings, arches, columns and busts positioned all around.

Within the building there are three levels which have a large collection of permanent exhibitions, such as, the Zoological Collection which has many stuffed animals such as Penguins and Bears as well as other exhibitions such as archaeology, botany and the history of Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia.

The National Museum also has a shop and a snack bar.

Audio guides are available in several languages such as English, Italian and French.

Attraction Location Guide
The National Museum stands within Wenceslas Square.