Violin. What does it take to hear its beautiful tones? A master violin maker must first make the violin. Then, a composer must come up with concert melodies and tones. After that, you need to find patient teachers and talented but diligent students. Only then can we – enthusiastic listeners – enjoy the music. Music fans often become collectors, but the greatest gems are hidden in the National Museum – the Czech Museum of Music.

You can get a glimpse of the rich history of Czech violin art in the hall of the Historical Building of the National Museum. A violin virtuoso needs the perfect instrument. You can tell that a violin was made by Stradivarius by the certificate of authenticity and you can see their details in the photos. You can take a peek into the violin maker's workshop, recall the fame of the Czech violin school and its virtuoso pupils. We can be thankful to famous Czech composers for coming up with magnificent violin compositions that you can hear on various concert stages. One of the most famous melodies is Dvořák's Humoresque for a violin, Smetana, in turn, put a piece of himself into his String Quartet, and Janáček and Martinů wrote their emotions and feelings into their violin compositions.

Opening hours

Monday 10:00  -  18:00
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

Adjusting the opening hours

24. 12. 2021 closed
1. 1. 2022 closed
  • Each visitor must wear FFP2 class respirator throughout their visit.
  • When visiting the museum, please keep sufficient spacing and use hand disinfection at the entrance.

Entrance fees


Adult 200 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
120 CZK
School excursions School excursions:
- capacity 28 persons / 30 minutes
- 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge

Free admission: children up to 15 years; 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 on-line ticket is valid for 30 days after its purchase.