In the 20th century, Bedřich Smetana's fame was enhanced by the developments in music recording to sound media, and, given the fact that music requires no translator, it gradually spread almost all over the world. This music could thus be listened to not only from concert stages, but also at home, repeatedly. The music recordings became though a very popular means of gifting a loved person, but they also introduced a new kind of collecting, where people could directly compare recordings of the same composition as performed by different artists. The gramophone industry, as a newly emerging area of commerce with related advertising, often brought an additional value, namely the visual one. The exhibition presents the recordings of Bedřich Smetana’s works, focuses on important performers, conductors and musical ensembles. It brings the design of the labels as well, which reflects visual trends and style of the time at home as well as abroad.

Opening hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday closed
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Adjusting the opening hours

24. 12. 2023 closed
25. 12. 2023 10:00 - 17:00
26. 12. 2023 10:00 - 17:00
31. 12. 2023 10:00 - 17:00
1. 1. 2024 closed

Entrance fees

Tickets can be purchased on-line or at the box office.

Whole building

Adult 50 CZK
Reduced Reduced:
– senior citizens over the age of 65
– juveniles 15–18 years old
– holders of ISIC or ITIC cards
– high school and university students upon presentation of a student identity card (up to 26 years)
30 CZK
School excursions 15–26 years School excursions (15–26 years):
– organized school groups with pedagogical support
– 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge
– it is not possible to reserve a visit time, tickets only at the ticket office
Children up to 15 years Only accompanied by an adult FREE ADMISSION

The e-ticket is valid for 30 days from the day of purchase for a one time entry.

Free admission (tickets only available at the box office): children from children’s homes or SOS children’s villages; holders of disability cards and people accompanying them; holders of cards: ICOM, Slovak National Museum, Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport, Prague Card, CoolPass

Additional information about tickets

Photography and filming for non-commercial purposes and without the use of flash and tripod included in the ticket price.

Please bring tickets purchased on-line (valid for 30 days from the date of purchase for a one time entry) printed or stored on your mobile phone.

The ticket must be kept for the duration of the entire visit.

Purchased tickets cannot be returned or changed.