National Technical Museum / Národní technické muzeum - Prague (CZ)
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Quick Description: In spacious functionalist building in Prague' district Letná you can find one of the most visited museums in the Czech Republic - National Technical Museum (Národní technické muzeum).
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 10/3/2013 8:27:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ6R9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

In spacious functionalist building in Prague' district Letná you can find one of the most visited museums in the Czech Republic - National Technical Museum (Národní technické muzeum).

The National Technical Museum in Prague, founded in 1908, is the largest institution dedicated to preserving information and artifacts related to the development of technology in the Czech Republic. In the Museum, which expositions and building was completely reconstructed in 2005-2012, you can find 12 permanent expositions:

  • Architecture, civil engineering and design
  • Astronomy
  • Transportation
  • Photo atelier
  • Mining
  • Metallurgy
  • Printing
  • Household Appliances
  • Intercamera
  • Time measurement
  • Technology by games
  • Chemistry around us

The museum building, work of architect Milan Babuška, was completed in 1941, but was soon taken over by the Nazi authorities. First exhibitions opened there in the late 1940s, but it was not until after the fall of communism that the museum got the whole building for itself. The most popular exhibition with many unique items (cars, airplanes etc.) is loctaed in the central vast "Transportation Hall".

Name: Národní technické muzeum

Location/Address:
Národní technické muzeum
Kostelní 42
Praha 7, Czech Republic
170 78


Telephone Number: +420 220 399 111

Web Site: [Web Link]

Type/Specialty: depelopment and history of broad spectrum of technology

Agency/Ownership: Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic

Educational programs: ENTER educative program - workshops for schools

Theater: yes

Hours of operation: Tue-Fri: 9:00-17:30 / Sat-Sun: 10:00-18:00 / Mon: closed

Admission Fee: 170 CZK (adults) / 90 CZK (children 9-15)

Gift Shop: yes

Cafe/Restaurant: yes

Other Features: real coal mine exposition under the museum

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