The Vltava River has long provided livelihoods for thousands of “people from around the water”. A particularly significant group among them were raftsmen who transported timber and other goods to Prague and beyond. Their dangerous and demanding work naturally led to the emergence of many raftsmen’s associations, which initially played a primarily supporting role, but gradually became important cultural and social elements. At present, they are represented by the Vltavan associations in Prague, Davle, Štěchovice and Purkarec, jointly managed by Vltavan Čechy.

Life around the water changed significantly during the 20th century and Vltava itself is no longer navigable for rafts. The exhibition aims at celebrating not only the difficult work on the river and its banks, but especially the many years of activity of hundreds of “Vltavans”, members of the Vltavan associations, which still maintain and manage the traditions of previous generations, members of the Vltavan associations.  After all, in 2021, the Vltavan association in Prague celebrates the 150th anniversary of its founding.

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. 12. 2021 closed
1. 1. 2022 closed

Entrance fees

You can buy a ticket at the ticket office or online on this page.

Whole building

Adult 70 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
40 CZK
School excursions School excursions:
- capacity 28 persons / 30 minutes
- 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge
40 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); ICOM, the National Museum Society; holders of the Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport, Prague Card.

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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