Opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday 10:00  -  17:00
Wednesday 10:00  -  17:00
Thursday 10:00  -  17:00
Friday 10:00  -  17:00
Saturday 10:00  -  17:00
Sunday 10:00  -  17:00

Adjusting the opening hours

24. 12. 2022 closed
25. 12. 2022 10:00  -  17:00
26. 12. 2022 10:00  -  17:00
31. 12. 2022 10:00  -  17:00
1. 1. 2023 closed

Entrance fees

Tickets can be purchased on-line or 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 School excursions (15–26 years):
– organized school groups with pedagogical support
– 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge
30 CZK/Person
Children up to 15 years Only accompanied by an adult FREE ADMISSION

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 (+ 3 pers.)


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.

Exhibitions in the building

Information on guided tours for the public

Guided tours for the public are only possible on weekdays and after prior ordering by phone +420 724 412 276 or by e-mail vladimira.lewingerova@nm.cz.

Price:

  • In English: standard ticket price + 70 CZK / person (max. 30 people)
  • In Czech: the standard ticket price + 50 CZK / person (max. 30 people)

History

Since its foundation in 1932, the Antonín Dvořák Museum has been housed in the Baroque summer house Amerika in Prague New Town. Count Jan Václav Michna of Vacínov had this summer house, which is surrounded by a garden with statues by Matthias Bernard Braun, bulit in the early 18th century, according to the design by the major architect Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer.

The ground floor is furnished with historical wooden showcases dating back to the time of the museum’s establishment. The ceiling of the first floor is adorned with Johann Ferdinand Schor’s wonderful frescos depicting classical mythology themes. The museum’s mission is to gather, look after and make accessible documents pertaining to the Maestro’s life and work. Above all, it possesses a unique collection of Dvorák’s music autographs and correspondence, period photographs and other documentary materials.

From its foundation in 1956 on, the museum has been managed by the Society for the Erection of a Monument to Master Antonín Dvořák in Prague. The first administrators of the museum were Jan Miroslav Květ and the Society’s Vice-Chairmen, Otakar Šourek. The first exhibition opened on 20 June 1932 on the first floor of the museum. It put on show the furniture from Dvořák‘s study and objects from his apartment in Vyšehradská street in Prague, from where these objects were taken to the museum after the death of Dvořák‘s wife Anna in 1931.

In 1956 the museum was transferred to the ownership of the state, and together with the Bedřich Smetana Museum it was put under the management of the Memorial to National Literature. This was established as a state scientific and educational institute, with branches in Nelahozeves (Antonín Dvořák Memorial), Křečovice (Josef Suk Memorial), Skuteč (Vítězslav Novák Memorial) and the Memorial Halls in Zlonice, Sychrov and Lužany (memorials in Vysoké and Karlovy Vary were also planned). The museum’s management was entrusted to the Society’s secretary, Karel Mikysa, who commenced the museum‘s reconstruction and created a new exhibition. The whole building was reconstructed and equipped technically by the National Heritage Institute. The first permanent exhibition was opened on the occasion of Dvořák’s anniversary in 1961. Occasional concerts were held in the landscaped garden of the museum.

In 1976 the museum and its branches became part of the newly established Museum of Czech Music under the National Museum, as one of the departments of the Archives and Library of the Museum of Czech Music.

On the occasion of the anniversary of the composer’s birth, a new permanent exhibition was opened in 1991, divided into two parts: biographical, and music-related (the exhibition concept was created by Markéta Kabelková and Dagmar Vanišová-Štefancová). Small adjustments to the exhibition allowed occasional small temporary exhibitions on the first floor.

In 2011, on the occasion of the 170th anniversary of the composer’s birth, an extensive exhibition dedicated to Antonín Dvořák was prepared in the Czech Museum of Music (exhibition concept by Eva Velická). In 2012 the museum underwent partial reconstruction. On the ground floor a new exhibition, The Journeys of Antonín Dvořák, was installed, and the space on the first floor was simplified to allow regular concerts and annual thematic exhibitions.

The museum holds a unique collection of the composer’s manuscripts and correspondence. It also manages a significant part of Dvořák’s score archive and library. The rich fonds of printed documents attests not only to the composer’s contemporary success, but also the ever growing popularity of his work to the present day.

Objekt není bezbariérově přístupný

The building is not wheelchair accessible.

Cloakroom

Free of charge for visitors.

Shop

Except others – Dvořák recordings, music printings, souvenirs...

Public transport

Subway C, station I. P. Pavlova. Tram 4, 6, 10, 22, or 23, station I. P. Pavlova or Štěpánská.