The tradition of Czech state symbols dates back to the Middle Ages. The existing symbols are precisely listed by the Constitution of the Czech Republic, Article No. 14: “The state symbols of the Czech Republic include the large and small national emblem, national colours, the national flag, the flag of the President of the Republic, the national seal and the national anthem.” They are governed by Act No. 3/1993 of the Czech National Council, on the state symbols of the Czech Republic.

State symbols fulfil several functions. They represent the state and identify entities acting on its behalf. Their integration function is also important, when citizens express their belonging to the state and to each other during important events. Residents also use state symbols to identify themselves either positively or negatively with the state. And last but not least, they are important to recall the historical continuity of the state.

The citizens of the Czech Republic are accompanied by state symbols at every turn. They see them on coins, banknotes or state institutions, the symbols indicate public authorities as well as national teams. Sports representatives proudly wear them on their jerseys. Residents use state symbols to identify themselves with the state and the nation. They use them in sports cheering, they wear them at times when they want to express state support.

The exhibition shows the brief origin of these symbols and especially focuses on their transformation from 1918 to the present. We will introduce you to one hundred unique objects from the collections of the National Museum. Some of them will show you how state symbolism penetrates into the everyday life of the inhabitants, while others are unique to the collections of the National Museum. These include the highest award of the Czech Republic – the Order of the White Lion or the curtain from the presidential box at the National Theatre, which was used during the visits of František Josef, T. G. Masaryk, Edvard Beneš and Emil Hácha at the National Theatre.

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,
due to restoration work on the gallery of the Pantheon, the exhibition Czech National Uprising is from 7. to 9. 7. closed.
We apologize and thank you for your understanding.


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.

MUSEUM COMPLEX + CUPOLA + 9 MUSEUMS IN 5 DAYS

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

Why should you buy ticket online
Use QR code and skip the line
Ticket is valid for 30 days
Pay with your card

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); 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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