The Jaroslav Ježek Memorial – The Blue Room is found at No. 10 on Kaprova Street in Prague’s Old Town. It was here that this important pianist and composer spent the better part of his short but intensive career.

The building is adorned by an inconspicuous bust of Ježek by the sculptor Václav Vokálek. The interior of the ‘Blue Room’ and its contents, coming from the 1930s, have been preserved thanks to Ježek’s mother and later his sister.

The modern functionalist furniture was designed by a friend of the composer, the architect František Zelenka, who also designed sets for the Liberated Theatre. The unusual treatment of colour on the walls and ceiling as well as the various sources of lighting created an environment that accommodated the needs of Ježek’s impaired vision. We can see here the piano on which Ježek played. Also distinctive is the rich library, containing many important works from Ježek’s time including, in the musical portion, scores with personal dedications from Igor Stravinsky and Darius Milhaud. Ježek’s artistic orientation is also documented by his partially-preserved collection of phonograph recordings.

Important dates from the memorial’s history: 1956 Bust of Ježek unveiled on the building on Kaprova Street. 1983 After the death of the composer’s sister, the memorabilia from his estate are acquired by the Museum of Czech Music (today’s Czech Museum of Music). 1989 The Ježek Memorial opened to the public.

Opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday 13:00 - 18:00
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday closed
Sunday closed

Entrance fees

Tickets can be purchased only at the box office.

Whole building

Adult 50 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
30 CZK/Person
Children up to 15 years Only accompanied by an adult FREE ADMISSION

Free admission: 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

Filming, taking photos (no flash) for noncommercial use – free with valid ticket.

The ticket must be kept for the duration of the visit.