Opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday 10:00  -  18:00
Wednesday 09:00  -  18:00
Thursday 10:00  -  18:00
Friday 10:00  -  18:00
Saturday 10:00  -  18:00
Sunday 10:00  -  18:00

Entrance fees

You can buy a ticket at the ticket office or on-line on this page.

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
80 CZK
School excursions School excursions:
- capacity 28 persons / 30 minutes
- 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge
40 CZK
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 (+ 3 pers.)

An online ticket is valid for 30 days after its purchase. 


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

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

An online ticket is valid for 30 days after its purchase. 

Exhibitions in the building

Faces of War

Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures
An exhibition dedicated to the military conflicts taking place in different parts of the world during various historical periods.

Vojta Náprstek

Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures
The personality of Vojta Náprstek is part of the Náprstek Museum's permanent exhibitions.

Information for groups and school trips

Groups and school trips that are not interested in one of our lectured programmes or guided tours do not need to make a reservation in advance.

You can get more information about the visit at the ticket office of the Náprstek Museum (phone number: +420 224 497 500).

Lectured educational programmes for schools

Lectured educational programmes for schools always need to be booked no later than three days in advance. All programmes are in Czech only.

Payments need to be always made prior to the programme itself at the ticket office of the Náprstek Museum. The lecturer picks the group up at given time on the ground floor of the museum. More information at julie.machatova@nm.cz or phone number: +420 224 497 511.

Price for the service:

  • Kindergarten: CZK 500/class, primary school CZK 900/class, secondary school: CZK 900/class + CZK 40/pupil; pedagogues free of charge (max. 3 people)
  • max. 30 people
  • Duration: 1–1.5 hours depending on the type of programme selected

The complete offer of programmes currently available can be found at Schools.

History

Cultures currently consists of two buildings: a one-storey house, U Halánků, with a long and rich history; and a three-storey exhibition building, which acquired its current form in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. U Halánků was created in the 16th century by joining three Gothic houses, which Václav Kronín of Drahobejle had rebuilt in the current shape of a burgher’s house. It is named after Jan Halánek, who became its owner in 1676. In the 15th century brewing rights were awarded to the house, and in the 18th century the right to distil wine. The owners brewed beer and made liquors here. In 1826 the house and its trade privileges were bought by the Fingerhuts, who moved here with their children.

Vojta Náprstek, or Adalbert Fingerhut by his real name, was a famous Prague patron, philanthropist, patriot and politician, and also the founder of the museum. In 1848 he left for the United States,  ettled in Milwaukee and became interested in the problems of the Native Americans, black slaves and new immigrants. In 1858 he returned to Prague, convinced that the experience he had acquired could be used for the good of the Czech nation.

His first act was to open a public library in the house where his mother ran the lucrative brewery and distillery. He created the library not only as a place to borrow books, but also as a centre where people could meet, discuss and make plans. Gradually it became a political salon frequented by politicians (F. Palacký), writers (J. Neruda, J. V. Sládek, B. Němcová), scientists (J. E. Purkyně, T. G. Masaryk) and artists (A. Dvořák). The first female society, the American Ladies’ Club, was created here. Participation in the 1862 International Exhibition in London was also initiated here. It inspired Náprstek and other Czech patriots with the idea of founding the Czech Museum of Industry in Prague.

In the end Náprstek founded the museum himself, with the help of his mother‘s general bequest, in 1874. He collected items from literally all around the world, and was a patron of many travellers (E. Holub, J. Kořenský). Travellers‘ donations from non-European areas made his museum a sought-after institution, and in the end these items were much more numerous than the technical exhibits; hence the museum of industry became an ethnographic museum. In 1932 the museum was nationalized and its management was taken over by the National Museum. From 1 January 1943, the Náprstek Museum was made a permanent part of the National Museum.

Disabled access

The building is partially wheelchair accessible. All permanent and temporary expositions are accessible by a lift or a wheelchair platform lift. However, there are no wheelchair accessible toilets in the building. Entering the expositions with a pushchair is not allowed (pushchairs can be left on the ground floor). For more information call: 224 497 511

Changing table

It is located in the toilets on the first floor.

Kids' Corner

There is an unsupervised playground in the museum courtyard.

Cloakroom

Locable boxes – 100 Kč deposit

Shop

It is located at the ticket office on the ground floor and it offers postcards, souvenirs, professional literature, etc.

Public transport

Tram 6, 9, 18, 22, 23, station Národní; Subway B, station Národní třída