Eighty years ago, in 1939, many Czechoslovak pilots left the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and the Slovak Republic. A large number of them found their way to Great Britain, where they joined the newly created Czechoslovak Squadron of the Royal Air Force. The exhibition Knights of the Heaven is dedicated to fighter and bomber pilots, technicians and other aviation personnel of the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force.

The exhibition provides a long list of all two and half thousand people, with their basic biographical data, large-scale photographs, audio-visual material and, most particularly, dozens of original items that belonged to important figures in the RAF – the Generals Fajtl, Liškutín, Bryks, Nedved and others. The atmosphere is enriched by exhibits relating to air force actions: complete uniforms, diaries, state decorations, badges of individual squadrons and weapons. 

The exhibition shows the military achievements and tragic ends of both remembered and neglected heroes of the air force from World War II. It does not forget their often sad fates after the war. Various kinds of discrimination escalated, particularly after the  Communist Party of Czechoslovakia came to power in February 1948. Previous inclusion in Western units and resistance to the emerging ideology in many cases ended in imprisonment or other forms of persecution. For many pilots, it resulted in their exile. Only the events of 1989 brought the surviving RAF pilots and their families the deserved recognition. 

There are currently no permanent exhibitions in the Historical building of the National Museum.

Permanent exhibitions will open gradually to visitors during 2020.

It is possible to visit exhibitions stated bellow on this page, the Pantheon and its gallery, the dome and the hall with the skeleton of the whale.

VIEWING OF THE DOME:

Due to the character of the building and its technical capacity, access to the dome is not barrier-free

Entrance fees

You can buy a ticket at the ticket office or online on this page. 

HISTORICAL AND NEW BUILDING + CUPOLA + 9 MUSEUMS IN 5 DAYS

Full 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
130 CZK
School excursions School excursions:
- capacity 28 persons / 30 minutes
- 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge
40 CZK/Person

See more here about 9 museums in 5 days

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); ICOM, the National Museum Society; holders of the Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport, Prague Card.

Additional information about tickets


Groups: 10% discount from the standard admission fee – for an organised group of 30 or more people with collective paymen (except for school groups).

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. 

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