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

Adjusting the opening hours

26. 3. 2019 closed
27. 3. 2019 13:00  -  18:00

The Náprstek Museum Library:

Opening time:
Tue and Thu 9 AM–12 AM
Wed 1 PM–4 PM

Entrance fees

You can buy your ticket here (on-line is available full price and family ticket only). 

WHOLE BUILDING

Full 100 CZK
Reduced Reduced admission fee:
- For senior citizens over the age of 60;
- holders of physical disability (ZTP), ISIC or ITIC cards
- children from 6 to 15 years
- high school and university students upon presentation of a student identity card
70 CZK
Family Family
- For adults with children –max. 2 adults and 3 children

170 CZK
School excursions School excursions
- 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge

40 CZK / person

Groups: 10% discount from the standard admission fee - for an organised group of 30 or more people with collective paymen (except for school groups).

Free admission: Children up to 6 years; children from children’s homes or SOS children’s villages; holders of physical disability cards (ZTP/P) and people accompanying them; ICOM, the National Museum Society; holders of the Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport, Prague Card.

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

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

Exhibitions in the building

Indians

Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures
Come and take a look into the world of the indigenous peoples of North and South America. Part of the exhibition "Indigenous peoples of North America" ends on February 17, 2019.

Vojta Náprstek

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

School group with pedagogue: 40 CZK/person (3 members of the teaching staff free of charge)

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 Ladies‘ American 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

Cafe

Café Malawi with a terrace is in the museum courtyard. Opening hours of the café are the same as opening hours of the museum.

Shop

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

Publilc transport

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

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