Opening hours

Monday closed
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

Entrance fees

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

Whole building

Adult 80 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)
60 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

Shawls and Scarves

Ethnographic Museum of the National Museum
The exhibition will present part of the scarves from the rich textile collection of the Ethnographic Department of the National Museum.

Traditional Folk Culture through Touch

Ethnographic Museum of the National Museum
The exhibition at the National Museum’s Ethnographic Museum brings selected topics related to the village life of our ancestors in the 19th and 20th Centuries to both visually impaired and blind visitors. It is intended for all visitors, however.


The Ethnographic Museum was opened to the public in 1903. However, the history of the Kinsky Summer House dates back to 1826, when Prince Rudolf Kinsky bought several former vineyards on the hillside of Petřín with the intention of building an extensive park garden, including a summer residence. The representative one-storey building, in Empire style, a project of the Viennese architect Heinrich Koch, was used by the Kinsky family until 1901, when Prince Karel Kinsky sold it with the adjacent land to the city of Prague. The first exhibition was created from the collections of the previous Czechoslovak Ethnographic Exhibition, which took place in Prague in 1895. Together with several contemporary experts, Lubor Niederle became the museum’s leading figure. Among the architects, Josip Plečnik, Václav Roštlapil and Jiří Stibral were involved in its preparations.

In 1922, the museum became part of the National Museum. It continued its research into and presentation of the ethnographic heritage of the Czech lands and other European territories and states. The work of Drahomíra Stránská, among others, was of great significance. At her initiative, the Greek-Catholic Church of St. Michael was relocated to the Kinsky Garden from Medvedovec, Carpathian Ruthenia, in 1929. The second half of the 20th century brought a number of changes. In the 1960s the museum was modernized and it presented a new exhibition, the concept of which was created by Helena Johnová. At this time, a long new era started under the leadership of Alena Plessingerová. Later, however, due to many years‘ neglect of the building, the museum had to be moved out and its activities transferred to different premises. In the 1990s, after great efforts on the part of our staff and Czech society, major reconstruction of the Summer House was pushed through, and in 2005 a new and modern exhibition, Musaion, with a concept by Jiřina Langhammerová, was opened.

The Ethnographic department is one of the largest collection units of the Historical Museum. Currently, its fonds contains 200,000 collection items, illustrating the values of the folk culture of the Czech nation, as well as other Slavic and European nations and lands. Some of these items are on show in the permanent exhibition, which is complemented by temporary exhibitions. Several regular events of the Ethnographic Museum offer live presentations of folk culture. Since 2010, the Ethnographic Museum has been organizing the cycle Folklore regions of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia. Within this cycle, regular evening events také place (usually the second Saturday of the month) in which an ethnographic region is presented in the form of a lecture and a performance by a folk ensemble from the given region. Occasionally, the evenings include the tasting of local specialities and other activities. There are also regular weekend courses on traditional handicrafts, and from October till May a course on Czech, Moravian and Slovak folk dances called Folk Dance Lessons.

Partially wheelchair accessible

The building is partially wheelchair accessible. For more information call: 257 214 806 or 725 639 905.

Entrance with a pushchair

You can enter the building with a pushchair.

Kids' Corner

There is an unsupervised playroom in the building.


Free of charge for visitors.


Stylish café with a terrace overviewing a park in summer.


Scientific publications, traditional hand-made works, souvenirs ...

Public transport

Tram 9, 12, 15, 20, station Švandovo divadlo, or bus 176 stop Kobrova