If Milan Rastislav Štefánik was alive today, he would turn 140 years old on 21 July this year. Last year saw 100 years since his death. To mark the two anniversaries, the Slovak National Museum and the National Museum (Prague) created a unique exhibition dedicated to this important figure in the Czechoslovak history.

As a politician and soldier, Štefánik was fundamentally involved in the establishment of Czechoslovakia in 1918. His close contacts with the top politicians of France and Italy helped T. G. Masaryk, soon the first President of Czechoslovakia, to work his way into the highest political circles, facilitating the establishment of Czechoslovakia. Among other things, Štefánik’s military career in the exhibition is represented by two flags borrowed from les Invalides, Paris.

Nevertheless, Štefánik was an astronomer for most of his professional life. His journey and scientific achievements were an inseparable part of his life, just as his passion for photography and illusionism.

But we will show you his “afterlife” too – one of the building his “cult” in the period of the First Czechoslovak Republic and the Slovak Republic, as well as the attempts by the Communist state to forget his name and erase him from national history.

A special place in the exhibition is taken by the story and the fate of the original items that were taken by the story and the fate of the original items that were transferred from his Paris apartment to Prague and then to Slovakia after his death. We will also show you the efforts to save them after 1948. The unique exhibits come from the collections of the Slovak National Museum (SNM), the Slovak Museum of Balneology in Piešťany, and the Slovak Technical Museum Košice.

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

Dear visitors,
The exhibition Milan Rastislav Štefánik will be open on Thursday, August 27, 2020, only until 2:00 pm due to an extraordinary event. We apologize and thank you for your understanding.

Entrance fees

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

Kings of the Sun exhibition + Discounted admission to the Museum Complex

Adult 250 CZK + 150 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
170 CZK + 100 CZK

Reduced admission to the Kings of the Sun exhibition also applies to: holders of cards ICOM, Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport.

Kings of the Sun exhibition

Adult 250 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
170 CZK
School excursions School excursions:
- capacity 28 persons / 30 minutes
- 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge
100 CZK/Person

Reduced admission to the Kings of the Sun exhibition also applies to: holders of cards ICOM, Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport.

MUSEUM COMPLEX + CUPOLA

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

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.)

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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