Czech name: Národní technické muzeum
Prague sightseeing will be interesting and educational at the National Technical Museum, the largest institution with extensive collections that, since 1908, has preserved artifacts and information relating to the history of technology, the development of the technical fields of natural and exact sciences, engineering achievements, and the past and current industries of the Czech Republic. Much information is in English as well as in Czech.
Location & How to Get there
National Technical Museum is at 42 Kostelní street near the beautiful Letná Park.
If you take public transportation, get off the tram at Letenské náměstí. The nearest underground station is Vltavská on line C or Hradčanská on line A. Continue by tram until Letenské náměstí. If you drive yourself, paid parking is in front of the attraction.
Opening Hours & Entry
The museum is closed on Mondays.
Tuesday- Friday: 9 am- 6 pm
Saturday- Sunday: 9 am- 6 pm
Full price ticket is for 150 CZK, reduced 80 CZK, family ticket is for 300 CZK.
What to Do & What to See
The fantastic large building with 14 expositions over three floors is filled with an amazing displays of everything from exhibits of impressive bikes, motorcycles, cars, trains, airplanes, engines, and more in the Transport Hall. Other exhibits include photography improvements, holograms, lasers, historical math devices, architecture, astronomy, chemistry, printing, design, television, radio, appliance innovation, washers, stoves, and sewing, photography, clock making, and others.
You can visit a mine and experience what it would be like to work as a miner. One section is set up for children to play and build things. The astronomy exhibit features telescopes, celestial globes, and sundials and gives the opportunity to touch a meteorite that was found in 2005 at Argentina’s Campo del Cielo. The printing exhibit is set up as a printing house with ways to see how fonts are made and utilized and how reducing was done.
The National Technical Museum in Prague was established in 1908. It was born from an initiative of technical intelligence in Prague. NTM opened its first public exposition in 1910 and since then it has built an unique collection documenting the development of many technical fields, exact and natural sciences and industry.