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.

Opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday 10:00  -  18:00
Wednesday 09:00  -  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 a ticket at the ticket office or on-line on this page.

Whole building

Adult 120 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
80 CZK
School excursions School excursions:
- capacity 28 persons / 30 minutes
- 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge
40 CZK
Children up to 15 years Only accompanied by an adult FREE ADMISSION

Free admission: 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.)

An online ticket is valid for 30 days after its purchase. 

Additional information about tickets


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

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

An online ticket is valid for 30 days after its purchase.