The exhibition Olympic, which can be seen in the Historical Building of the National Museum, was prepared by the National Museum together with the Czech Olympic Committee and the Military Historical Institute on the occasion of this year's Olympic Games. It focuses mainly on the three Tokyo Games – the ones that did not take place in 1940, the ones that were held in 1964 and the Games of the XXXII Olympiad that were (for the first time in history) postponed and that will take place in the summer of 2021. Thus, Tokyo, Japan, will become the fifth city in the history so far to have hosted the Olympic Games for the second time.

At the exhibition, you will learn, among other things, about the history of sports equipment. You will see the gymnastic equipment from the late 1930s as well as from the present. You will be able to compare the bike of the track cyclist and 1964 gold medallist Jiří Daler with today's high-end model. You will also see parts of the original octuple scull from 1964, contemporary sportswear and personal belongings of the participants of the Games. The exhibition also features the medals of Czechoslovak and Czech Olympians, including the gold one won by cyclist Jiří Daler, as well as three original kimonos are displayed, which were given to Věra Čáslavská by japanese fans and the family of the Japanese Emperor.

Czechoslovak sportsmen were captured on many photographs by Karel Novák in 1964, many of which have not yet been published. He took pictures of their athletic performances, but also of everyday life in Tokyo, the atmosphere of the Olympic Village as well as the arrival of our sportsmen. His photographs are also part of the exhibition. There will also be a screening of the official film of the International Olympic Committee from that time. Czech Television also lent part of its archive footage.

You can also see the athletes’ accreditations, the original plan of the Olympic Village with the location of individual national teams and other official documents. Cameras and one video camera of that time are also on display.

Opening hours

Monday 09:00  -  18:00
Tuesday 09:00  -  18:00
Wednesday 09:00  -  18:00
Thursday 09:00  -  18:00
Friday 09:00  -  18:00
Saturday 09:00  -  18:00
Sunday 09:00  -  18:00
  • The capacity of the exhibitions will be regulated by the employees present.
  • 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.
  • A negative test for Covid-19 is not required to enter the museum.

Entrance fees

MUSEUM COMPLEX + Czech Press Photo Exhibition

Adult 300 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
200 CZK

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.)

The ticket is not valid for the Kings of the Sun exhibition.

An on-line ticket is valid for 30 days after its purchase.

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
120 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.)

The ticket is not valid for Kings of the Sun and Czech Press Photo exhibitions.

An on-line ticket is valid for 30 days after its purchase.

Czech Press Photo Exhibition

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

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.

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