Do you like to travel across the rural regions of our Republic? If so, your eyes must have been drawn many times to the preserved documents of traditional rural architecture – log gable roofs of North Bohemian cottages, half-timbered farmhouses in the Cheb district, log buildings in Wallachia or richly painted brick architecture in the Slovácko region. Their present form is a result of a long development, which generations of ethnographers, architects and artists have been trying to capture since the end of the 19th century. In their time, they only had paper and pencil at their disposal, some maybe a camera, but even with these limited resources, they were able to create rich documentary collections, which we can use today to learn about traditional architecture even in combination with the most modern computer technology. Let's now reveal the secrets of the documentation of vernacular architecture from the first half of the 20th century in our exhibition and visit such a "paper village" together.

The exhibition has been jointly organised by the Institute of Ethnology, Czech Academy of Sciences and the Czech Technical University in Prague.

Opening hours

Monday closed
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. 3. 2023 closed
25. 3. 2023 closed
26. 3. 2023 closed
27. 3. 2023 closed

Dear visitors,
From Friday 24 March to Monday 27 March 2023 the Ethnographic Museum will be closed for technical reasons.

From November 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023 the ethnographic long-term exhibition Czech Folk Culture is CLOSED. The cafe is also CLOSED during the winter, we will inform you about its opening. In the Ethnographic Museum, it is currently possible to see the PAPER VILLAGE and THE OPEN ROAD exhibitions.

Entrance fees

Tickets can be purchased on-line or at the ticket office.

Whole building

Adult 40 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
30 CZK
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
20 CZK
Children up to 15 years Only accompanied by an adult FREE ADMISSION

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 (for cardholders only)

Additional information about tickets

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.