The new exhibition at the National Museum’s Ethnographic Museum brings selected topics related to the village life of our ancestors in the 19th and 20th Centuries to both visually impaired and blind visitors. It is intended for all visitors, however.

The rural atmosphere of the 19th Century was an environment in which traditional folk culture based on life in past centuries was maintained and was also documented in detail. Although the folk tradition began to fade in the 20th Century as a result of major changes that took place, a number of manifestations and documents of folk culture, especially in the realms of customs and habits, have remained a part of our lives.

The exhibition comprises the products and the tools of folk craftsmen, the performance of traditional folk songs and also costumes, together with samples of the legumes, grains and herbs that were used for food preparation.

Visitors can also explore a wooden three-part 4D model of a village type house in detail.

Every visitor can learn more about the objects that represent the traditional folk culture. There are eye masks placed in the exhibition with which visitors can pass through the exhibition using their touch and thereby acquaint themselves with the world of the blind and the visually impaired.

The exhibition is accompanied by a supplementary programme including the presentations of items that were used at festive times and programmes with commentaries describing the traditional feasts and the folk customs and traditions, not only for the blind and visually impaired visitors, but also for the visitors from the schools and the interest clubs.

The exhibition is also accompanied by a catalogue entitled “Traditional Folk Culture through Touch” that has been implemented both in Braille and in large print.

This haptic exhibition was created as a part of the project entitled Memory Guardians: 200 years of Museums in the Czech Republic, which has been funded by the Ministry of Culture of the CR.

A view of the exhibition, “What is it like to ‘look’ through a touch”, can be tried by every visitor.

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

You can buy your ticket here (on-line is available full price and family ticket only). 

Long-term Exhibition

Full 70 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
40 CZK 
Family Family
- For adults with children –max. 2 adults and 3 children

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

40 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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