Opening hours

Monday 10:00  -  17:00
Tuesday closed
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

Entrance fees

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

On Saturday, June 1, 2024, entry to the National Museum is FREE, please do not buy tickets for a visit on this day.

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 (up to 26 years)
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
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 disability cards and people accompanying them; holders of cards: ICOM, Slovak National Museum, Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport, Prague Card, CoolPass

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

Events in the building

Bedřich Smetana and National Awareness

Bedřich Smetana Museum
International musicological conference on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bedřich Smetana – Invitation to the conference / Call for Papers

Information on guided tours for the public

Guided tours for the public are provided only on weekdays and by prior ordering by phone +420 222 220 082 or by e-mail

Price for service:

  • In English and German: the price of a regular ticket + 70 CZK / person (max. 30 people)
  • In Czech: regular ticket price + 50 CZK / person (max. 30 people)


The Bedřich Smetana Museum is located on the banks of Vltava in the immediate vicinity of the Charles Bridge, in the building of the former Old Town waterworks, built between 1883 and 1884 according to the plans by the architect Antonín Wiehl in the place where the Old Town mills stood. Its architectural composition was further magnified by the rich sgraffito decorations after the designs by the Czech painters Josef Ženíšek and Mikoláš Aleš. Thanks to these, the building of the Bedřich Smetana Museum is among the most beautiful Neo-Renaissance buildings in Prague.

The Bedřich Smetana Museum was founded in 1926 by the Society for the Erection of a Memorial to Bedřich Smetana in Prague (since 1931, the Bedřich Smetana Society). Since its beginnings it has been gathering materials for its extensive collection fonds, documenting not only the life and work of Bedřich Smetana, but also his time and the fate of his works at home and abroad from the 19th century to the present day. Originally the collection was deposited at the Department of Musicology of Charles University, as the building in which the museum is housed was only acquired in 1935. The Bedřich Smetana Museum, with its permanent exhibition, was opened to public on 12 May 1936, in the presence of the former Czechoslovak President, Edvard Beneš.

At first, the museum was managed by the Bedřich Smetana Society, and in 1952 it became an independent institution. Between 1958 and 1975 it was under the management of the Memorial to National Literature, but in 1976 it was transferred, as part of the newly founded Czech Museum of Music, to be united with the National Museum. The original exhibition was replaced by a new installation in 1964. The current exhibition on the life and work of Bedřich Smetana opened in 1998. In 1950, the Bedřich Smetana Museum took over the administration of the lodge in Jabkenice, where as early as in 1937 it helped to erect the Bedřich Smetana Memorial. New exhibitions followed in 1950, 1964 and 2003.

Besides its collecting activities, the Bedřich Smetana Museum is engaged in the presentation of the results of its work to the public, popularizing Bedřich Smetana and his work, and in particular attracting visitors of all ages from the wider public with its accompanying events.

Objekt není bezbariérově přístupný

The exposition is located on the upper floor.


Free of charge for visitors.


Except others: - The book about o Smetana and Prague of his times (czech, german, english) - Bedřich Smetana Museum in Prague exhibition guide (czech, german, english) - Czech Museum of Music in Prague collections guide ((czech, german, english) - postcards...

Public transport

Subway A, station Staroměstská, Tram 17.