A scarf is a practical and festive item of daily use, a fashionable clothing accessory and a tool used as a head or neck cover, or as an ornament. At the same time, it can also be a clothing item. Different ways of tying scarves around the head have a rich history. There are religious and practical reasons behind them. Historically, it is not exclusively a female element, but also a male one. The scarf can also be used for many other purposes - medical (for fixation of limbs in case of fractures and bruises), promise scarves (scout) etc.

Visitors can look forward to various scarves and shawls of urban and folk provenance, some of which, due to their exceptional design and technique, rightly belong among European and global uniques. These include beautiful embroidered scarves from the 18th century – for example, a baptismal scarf with the date 1784 embroidered, which was acquired by Mrs. Josefa Náprstková. Thanks to the textile restorers of the National Museum, these scarves were restored to their original beauty.

The exhibition will include, for example, a unique hand-batiked scarf of Mrs. Maria Husarová from Křemž near Český Krumlov from 1955, as well as scale models of tied scarves from Moravia, which were part of the Czechoslovak Ethnographic Exhibition in 1895 in Prague. Also of interest is the bridal scarf obtained in Bosnia by the historically first Czech doctor, Mrs. MUDr. Bohuslava Kecková, or a replica of Božena Němcová's scarf made in the first half of the 20th century.

Interesting toys await small visitors, e.g. a wooden figure of a woman in traditional costume with a scarf on her head or a tin toy of a girl with a scarf.

Opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday 10:00  -  18:00
Wednesday 10:00  -  18:00
Thursday 10:00  -  18:00
Friday 10:00  -  18:00
Saturday 10:00  -  18:00
Sunday 10:00  -  18:00

Entrance fees

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

Whole building

Adult 100 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)
80 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.