Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures
How to reach us – map
Connection: Tram 6, 9, 18, 22, 23, stop Národní; Subway B, st. Národní třída
Phone: +420 224 497 500, +420 224 497 511
Tuesday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM–6 PM
Thursday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Friday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 6 P
Short-time changes of opening time:
On 27 November 2014 is OPEN ONLY TO 1 PM.
- Death Rituals
(31. 10. 2014–20. 9. 2015)
(Exhibition of Indian cultures of North and South America)
(from 30 May, 2014)
Basic: 100 CZK
Reduced: 70 CZK seniors (over 60 years), disabled persons, children 6–15 years old, High schools and University students (student ID card is necessary), ISIC, ITIC and Staff Card holders
Family: 170 CZK (max. 2 adults, 3 children)
School group with pedagogue: 40 CZK/person (minimum 5 persons)
Ticket with one year validation: 500 CZK
Children under 6 years and ICOM members admission free
Filming, taking photos with valid ticket - free of charge
Overview of Further Services:
- The Náprstek Museum Library:
Tue and Thu 9 AM-12 AM
Wed 1 PM-4 PM
- Museum shop:
Catalogues, publications, souvenirs, copies of collection artefactas, posters...
In 1826 the Fingerhuts bought the old Prague building U Halánků with a brewery and distillery, which within a matter of years their older son Vojtěch was to make famous literally throughout the whole world.
In 1848, after the overthrow of the revolution in Vienna and Prague, VOJTA NÁPRSTEK (1826 - 1894) sought refuge from police persecution for ten years in the United States of America, where he gained experience and understanding which he tried after his return home to repay with interest to the benefit of Czech society. One of his most important activities was the construction of the private Czech Industrial Museum, which was supposed to help underdeveloped Czech manufacturing. Before long, the museum and library became the centre of the Czech intelligentsia, and, thanks to Náprstek’s contacts amongst Czechs living outside their own country, was celebrated even abroad. Apart from exhibits of things technical, the museum also accumulated ethnographic and artistic artefacts, which Náprstek’s friends and travellers brought from all around the world. After his death the museum became ethnographic, and after 1946 its bearing was orientated purely towards non-European culture.