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
Short-time changes of opening hours:
On Saturday, 8 June 2013: is closed from 4.00 PM to 7.00 PM. From 7.00 PM to 1.00 AM is open for free during Prague museum night 2013.
- Tracing Karl May
(25. 10. 2012–27. 10. 2013)
(Exhibition of Indian cultures of North and South America)
Basic: 80 CZK
Reduced: 50 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: 130 CZK (max. 2 adults, 3 children)
School group with pedagogue: 30 CZK/person (minimum 5 persons)
Ticket with one year validation: 400 CZK
Children under 6 years and ICOM members admission free
Filming ... 30 Kč
Taking photos ... 30 Kč
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.