Dear visitors,
on May 13 and 14, 2024, the Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures, including the courtyard, will be completely CLOSED due to regular preventive protection of the collections. On Wednesday, May 15, 2024, it will be OPEN to the public from 1 p.m.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

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

1. 5. 2024 10:00  -  18:00
8. 5. 2024 10:00  -  18:00
13. 5. 2024 closed
14. 5. 2024 closed
15. 5. 2024 13:00  -  18:00

Entrance fees

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

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
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

Emil Holub

Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures
Come to the Náprstek Museum to experience the story of travelling legend Emil Holub.

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.

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 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.


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.

Partially wheelchair accessible

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.


Locable boxes – 100 Kč deposit


Dorado Coffee, open daily 10:00–19:00.


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