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

Adjusting the opening hours

24. 12. 2019 closed
25. 12. 2019 closed
26. 12. 2019 closed
31. 12. 2019 closed
1. 1. 2020 closed

Entrance fees

You can buy a ticket at the ticket office or online on this page. 

Long-term Exhibition 

Full 50 CZK
Reduced Reduced admission fee:
- For senior citizens over the age of 60;
- holders of physical disability (ZTP), ISIC or ITIC cards
- children from 6 to 15 years
- high school and university students upon presentation of a student identity card
30 CZK 
Family Family
- For adults with children –max. 2 adults and 3 children

80 CZK
School excursions School excursions
- 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge

20 CZK / person

Groups: 10% discount from the standard admission fee - for an organised group of 30 or more people with collective paymen (except for school groups).

Free admission: Children up to 6 years; children from children’s homes or SOS children’s villages; holders of physical disability cards (ZTP/P) and people accompanying them; ICOM, ICOMOS, the National Museum Society; holders of the Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport, Prague Card.

Filming, taking photos (no flash) for noncommercial use - free with valid ticket.

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

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