A long-term exhibition revealing the world of puppet theatre, circus and magic in a charming Renaissance house
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.
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.)
Filming, taking photos (no flash) for noncommercial use – free with valid ticket.
The ticket must be kept for the duration of the visit.