The National Museum is twice as old as our republic. 200 years of collecting items related to both nature and people. 200 years of the desire for knowledge. For 200 years, the National Museum has been preserving the heritage of both the past and the present for future generations. The 200 exhibits forming the ‘2 x 100’ exhibition belong among the most important and interesting of the 20 million plus collection items kept and preserved by the National Museum.

The ‘2 x 100’ exhibition will introduce a very narrow selection of those treasures. They were selected for the purpose of showing not only the most precious items from the National Museum collections, but also those items entirely unknown to the public, never before exhibited, or recently restored. Visitors will be able to see objects that seem disparate at first sight, in a surprising and new context reflecting the diversity of the exhibits pertaining to history, natural history and art, with both local and worldwide origins.

The exhibition, which tells the story of the National Museum from its foundation to the present through exhibited items, will be open to the public in the Historical Building of the National Museum, free of charge, from 28 October to 31 December 2018.

Visitors do not need to make a reservation to enter the exhibition.

Closure of the Historical Building from February 1 to February 28, 2019:

Dear visitors, we would like to inform you that throughout the month of February the Historical Building of the National Museum is due to operational reasons CLOSED. In March the Czech-Slovak / Slovak-Czech exhibition and exhibition 2 × 100 will be available again. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. Thank you for your understanding.

Visiting the building

The Historical Building of the National Museum has not yet been fully endorsed by construction authorities, so currently it only offers limited capacity. For this reason, access to visitors must be regulated. In the event of queues, we kindly ask for your patience. The capacity of the building is 300 people at a time.

The estimated time of a tour is 90 minutes.

Minors will only be allowed when accompanies by a responsible adult or guardian. Due to ongoing construction, the building does not currently offer barrier-free access.

Last entry is 60 minutes before closing time. 

Entrance fees

Entrance of the exhibition without reservation.

Price list from 2. 1. 2019 (you can buy your ticket only at the cash desk of the Historical building of the National Museum):


Full 250 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
170 CZK
Family Family
- For adults with children –max. 2 adults and 3 children

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

50 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, 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.