Opening hours

Monday 10:00  -  18:00
Tuesday closed
Wednesday 10:00  -  18:00
Thursday 10:00  -  16:00
Friday 10:00  -  18:00
Saturday 10:00  -  18:00
Sunday 10:00  -  18:00

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 120 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)
80 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
40 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 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

On Tour

Czech Museum of Music
Head to the Czech Museum of Music for an exhibition mapping the history and present of musical travel!

Events in the building

Swing social dance

Czech Museum of Music
We would like to invite all lovers of music and dance styles of the 1920s and 1940s to a swing evening accompanied by Letenský Dixieland.

Organ Grinders Festival

Czech Museum of Music
Organ grinders are going to fill the streets of Prague with music for the 11th time.

Information on guided tours for the public

Guided tours for the public are only possible on weekdays and by prior ordering by e-mail or by phone +420 224 497 737.

Price for service:

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


In the place of today’s Czech Museum of Music and the little square in front of it there most likely stood a freehold estate with its own Romanesque church, which later provided the foundations for the convent of the Dominican nuns, also known as Magdalenites, documented in 1329. This  etermined that the church remained dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene. The original church was renovated in the Gothic style in the 14th century.

In June 1420, the whole convent, together with the church, was destroyed by the Hussites. The land was divided among the Hussite burghers of Prague’s Lesser Town. In 1574, the property was bought by the Metropolitan Chapter in Prague, which in 1604 passed it on to the Dominicans, who moved here from the Old Town after the arrival of the Jesuits.

To be able to build a new church, the Dominicans needed to find a wealthy donor. They found one in their neighbour, Karel Alexander Michna of Vacínov. His father, Pavel, had grown incredibly rich as General Quartermaster and supplier for the army of Albrecht von Wallenstein, in addition to many other dubious trades during the Thirty Years’ War. In 1627 he was promoted to the rank of Prince of the Holy Roman Empire. The large family coat-of-arms decorates the frontage of the cupola of the building. The church was to become the family‘s tomb.

Franceso Caratti (1615–1677), the leading Prague architect of the early Czech Baroque, was chosen to be the master builder of the new church. From Vienna, he brought to Prague new principles of Italian architecture. The best known of his buildings in Prague is the Czernin Palace. For Michna of Vacínov he rebuilt the nearby palace (Tyrš House). For lack of space, the church is oriented in an unusual way, north to south. The foundation stone was laid in 1654. However, the construction was prolonged, and it was very nearly not finished at all. In 1679 the organ was installed here, the largest in Prague at that time, and in 1709 the finished church was consecrated.

The reforms of Joseph II led to the dissolution of the Dominican convent in 1783. After attempts to use the building for industrial purposes, and its partial conversion, in which the front towers were removed, the building was acquired by the Czech Governorate, which had a central post office built here using the design by J. K. Zoebel, providing not only the shipment of letters, but also the  transportation of people by postal carriages.

Partially wheelchair accessible

The building is partially wheelchair accessible.

Entrance with a pushchair

You can enter the building with a pushchair (pushchairs can be left on the ground floor).

Changing table

There are changing tables in the building (located at female as well as male toilets).

Kids' Corner

There is an unsupervised playroom in the building.


Free of charge for visitors.


A café and a music shop are located on the ground floor.


Opening hours: 10:00–19:00

Public transport

Subway A, station Malostranská. Tram 12, 15, 20, 22, or 23, station Hellichova.