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 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

28. 1. 2023 10:00  -  15:00

Entrance fees

Tickets can be purchased on-line, or at the box office in the Historical or New Building.

The Museum complex + cupola

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
150 CZK
Children up to 15 years Only accompanied by an adult FREE ADMISSION
School excursions up to 15 years School excursions (up to 15 years):
– organized school groups with pedagogical support
– 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge
– it is not possible to reserve a visit time, tickets only at the ticket office
School excursions 15–26 years School excursions (15–26 years):
– organized school groups with pedagogical support
– 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge
– it is not possible to reserve a visit time, tickets only at the ticket office
40 CZK

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.)

Visiting rules of the Museum Complex of the National Museum


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.