The Czech National Uprising was an important part of the ending of the war; it broke out on 1st May in Přerov and spread across all those areas of the Protectorate that were still occupied. The Czech National Uprising exhibition focuses on the events of 5th to 9th May, when the Prague Uprising took place. It maps out the tense situation in Prague, showing the heroism of those inhabitants of Prague who were involved in the Uprising.

In addition to photographs from the archive of the Czech Modern History section, the exhibition shows several interesting items from the collections. These include fragments from the bomb which fell on the Historical Building of the National Museum on the night of 7th May 1945 and damaged part of the interior and also destroyed zoological exhibits. This jacket, part of prisoner’s uniform No 26215, belonged to Marie Beranová. She was imprisoned for treason from 1940 to 1945 in the Ravensbrück concentration camp. Her file is marked “return inadvisable”. She only survived a death march in May 1945 because the guards fled and the prisoners were left unsupervised. The most valuable exhibit is this “ordinary” black Waterman 52 fountain pen. This pen was used to sign the instrument of surrender of the German armed forces in Prague and nearby on 8th May 1945. For the German side it was signed by General Rudolf Toussaint, and for the Czech side by Czech National Council representatives Albert Pražák, Josef Smrkovský, Josef Kotrlý, Captain Jaromír Nechanský, General Karel Kutlvašr a Lieutenant Colonels Jaroslav Kadaňka and František Burger.

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

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.


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.


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

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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.