Náprstek Museum (Náprstkovo muzeum)

Náprstek Museum (Náprstkovo muzeum)

In 1826 the Fingerhuts bought the old Prague building U Halánků with a brewery and distillery, which within a matter of years their older son Vojtěch was to make famous literally throughout the whole world.

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pha1-naprstkovo-muzeum_indiani10521_010  In 1848, after the overthrow of the revolution in Vienna and Prague, VOJTA NÁPRSTEK (1826 – 1894) sought refuge from police persecution for ten years in the United States of America, where he gained experience and understanding which he tried after his return home to repay with interest to the benefit of Czech society. One of his most important activities was the construction of the private Czech Industrial Museum, which was supposed to help underdeveloped Czech manufacturing. Before long, the museum and library became the centre of the Czech intelligentsia, and, thanks to Náprstek’s contacts amongst Czechs living outside their own country, was celebrated even abroad. Apart from exhibits of things technical, the museum also accumulated ethnographic and artistic artefacts, which Náprstek’s friends and travellers brought from all around the world. After his death the museum became ethnographic, and after 1946 its bearing was orientated purely towards non-European culture.

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Address:
Betlémské náměstí 1
110 00 Praha 1

GPS: 50°5’2.59″N, 14°24’59.928″E

Opening Hours:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM–6 PM
Thursday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Friday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM

Admission:
Basic: 100 CZK
Reduced: 70 CZK seniors (over 60 years), disabled persons, children 6–15 years old, High schools and University students (student ID card is necessary), ISIC, ITIC and Staff Card holders
Family: 170 CZK (max. 2 adults, 3 children)
School group with pedagogue: 40 CZK/person (minimum 5 persons)
Children under 6 years and ICOM members admission free

Connection:
Tram: 17, 18, 53 – station Karlovy lázně
Metro (Underground): linie B – station Národní třída

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Náprstek Museum (Náprstkovo muzeum) 50.084044, 14.417478 Náprstek Museum (Náprstkovo muzeum) In 1826 the Fingerhuts bought the old Prague building U Halánků with a brewery and distillery, which within a matter of years their older son Vojtěch was to make famous literally throughout the whole world.  

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