You might notice little mouse tracks on the floor of the museum. Mouse in a museum, that’s surely something new, you may wonder. A pigeon would top it off! Dear visitors, do not be discouraged – instead, try to follow the tracks. It is very likely that they will lead you to our Mouseum. And that’s where things will happen! But before doing that, let's start from the beginning. It all started with a book. The Long Night of the Museum Mouse, have you heard of it? It was written by Radek Malý and beautifully illustrated by Filip Pošivač. It probably won’t come as a surprise that the main characters of the story are Elvíra the mouse and Emil the pigeon. One thing led to another and lo and behold! A new idea inspired by this book was born – a place as if from the pages of the book was built on the premises of the New Building of the National Museum. A place where the worlds of reality and fantasy meet. The adult world and the children’s world.

There is something for everyone. Little bookworms will be delighted by the literary corner full of books chosen by none other than Elvíra the mouse and Emil the pigeon (if you find a pigeon feather in a book, don't throw it away. It’s just Emil’s bookmark...). Aspiring artists can get into a creative mood and create something nice to remember. And don't worry, we have also thought of competitive or playful souls of all ages, as well as inquisitive adventurers who would like to get acquainted with other objects of the National Museum.

If you want to find out whether the little mouse tracks and pigeon feathers are real or not, don’t forget to wander into our Mouseum during your visit of the National Museum. Just don't put off the visit, dear visitors, because we can’t wait to meet you.


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

14. 6. 2023 10:00 - 14:00

Dear visitors,

on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 the Museum Complex of the National Museum (e.g. Historical and new Building) will be open only until 2 PM for extraordinary reasons.

Thank you for your understanding.

Entrance fees

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

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 (for cardholders only)

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.