This long-term exhibition called “Crossroads of Czech and Czechoslovak Statehood” captures the important milestones in our 20th century history, which saw remarkable changes in statehood and in the ideological views of the state.
The exhibition focuses on five important milestones:
The architectural design of the exhibition tries to work in harmony with the historical premises of the Memorial. The section on the founding of Czechoslovakia is situated in the Central Hall, and incorporates reliefs of the Czechoslovak legionaries by Pokorný and the Chapel to Soldiers Killed in the War.
The other crossroads are placed in the in-built “kaaba”, which fully respects the impressive architectural design of the Memorial. The architecture is complemented by simple graphic design and a selection of exhibited items characterising the topic and portraying some important characters, either participating in development of the statehood or stricken by it. Among these we can find the last letters by Milada Horáková and Heliodor Píka; personal belongings of Jan Palach; important state awards and orders; a presidential standard; or the first Czechoslovak law, etc. The exposition utilises also some other parts of the Memorial, such as the Columbarium, the Liberation Hall or underneath the Memorial, where, within Gottwald´s mausoleum, an exhibition on history of the Vítkov National Memorial is now situated.
Part of the newly reconstructed Memorial includes an exhibition hall, which will be used for temporary exhibitions accompanying the permanent exhibition. Other new features open to the public include a café on the second floor and a viewing platform on the roof, open under special conditions. The Memorial includes a signifiant amount of audio visual attractions and singnage in Czech and English.
From November 1 to March 31, the National Memorial on the Vítkov Hill is CLOSED.
From April 1 to October 31:
Wednesday–Sunday: 10 AM–6 PM
Tickets can be purchased on-line or at the box office.
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 physical disability cards (ZTP, ZTP/P and people accompanying them); holders of cards: ICOM, Slovak National Museum, the National Museum Society, Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport, Prague Card, employee of a contributory organization of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic (+ 3 pers.)
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.