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 PM
Opening hours during Easter: On Monday 6th of April 2015 open from 10 AM–6PM.
Changes of opening time:
On 16 April, 2015 is open 10 AM–2 PM only
Thank You for Your understanding
- Cultures Of Australia and Oceania
- Nias. The Island of Ancestors and Myths
- America - This Long-term Exhibition is CLOSED for deinstallation.
(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)
Children under 6 years and ICOM members admission free
Ticket with 3 days validation to all objects of the National Museum situated in Prague:
Basic: 300 CZK
Reduced: 200 CZK
Family: 500 CZK
(Except the František Palacký and František Ladislav Rieger Memorial and except the J. Ježek Memorial)
(visit of each building/exhibition is possible one time only)
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.