Audio carriers were not collected in the music department of the National Museum until 1963. In the nearly 60 years of existence of this fund, approximately 150,000 audio carriers of various types have been collected, and it is one of the largest of its kind in the Czech Republic. The collection includes traditional audio carriers such as vinyl LP records or CDs, but the shelves also contain lesser-known types such as phono-postcards, laser discs and phonographic rollers. 

How do you work with such a large collection and how do you preserve it for future generations? Help was provided by the National Museum's project called New Phonograph: Let's listen to the sounds of history within the Applied Research and Development of National and Cultural Identity Program.

A small exhibition in the permanent exhibition of the National Museum – Czech Museum of Music is dedicated not only to the history of the phono library and its carriers, but also to this project, which systematically processes the collections using a sophisticated workflow, which is technically one of the most modern in the world.


Opening hours

Monday 10:00  -  18:00
Tuesday closed
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

Adjusting the opening hours

24. 12. 2022 closed
25. 12. 2022 10:00  -  18:00
26. 12. 2022 10:00  -  18:00
31. 12. 2022 10:00  -  18:00
1. 1. 2023 closed

Entrance fees

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

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 (15–26 years):
– organized school groups with pedagogical support
– 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge
40 CZK/Person
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 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.)

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.