The first part of the exhibition is devoted to the history of the Czech Puppets, from the oldest marionettes through to family and club theatres and professional stages. Besides the traditional Devils and Merry Andrews, visitors will meet with marionettes made according to the designs of M. Aleš, V. Sucharda and J. Trnka.

It is possible to see famous inscenations of marionette plays in historical little theatres in the exhibition. In the second part – in the only Circus Museum in Bohemia – the visitor will see not only posters, photographs and documents, but will also find himself in a circus arena with horizontal bars, a Persian bar, single-wheel bicycles, juggling tools and circus costumes. The motorbike on which the Bears drove with Cibulka also form part of this exhibition.

Through film clips (the oldest dating from the beginning of the 19th century), the exhibited magic properties are brought to life in the hands of leading Czech magicians and their apparatus. This is the only Czech museum to house a unique historical moving attraction – waxworks of the heads of historical personalities, even including a moving mermaid.

Opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday 09:00  -  17:00
Wednesday 09:00  -  17:00
Thursday 09:00  -  17:00
Friday 09:00  -  17:00
Saturday 09:00  -  17:00
Sunday 09:00  -  17:00

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.