Original items demonstrating the life and the cultures of ethnic groups in these areas
In 1877, Jindřich Malý visited the then Czech Industrial Museum, which later became the Náprstek Museum, and donated a wooden club from the Fiji archipelago to its collections. This item became the basis of a future extensive collection. Until the end of the 19th century, the collection was greatly enriched mainly by donations from private collectors and travellers, and after the establishment of the Czechoslovak state, by transfers and objects from the inheritance as well.
From the 1950s, the goal to make the Náprstek Museum the only museum site in the country specializing in non-European cultures began to be fulfilled, on the basis of which individual regional museums began to give their non-European exhibition objects to its collection. In later years, there were also significant acquisitions through the purchase of comprehensive collections from private collectors from the Czech Republic and abroad.
In more than 130 years, the Náprstek Museum has managed to collect more than 6,000 exhibition objects from Australia and Oceania.
due to the regular preventive protection of the collections, the Náprstek Museum will be closed on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, and will be open from 1 pm on Wednesday, November 2. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
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.