National Technical Museum

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National Technical Museum
4.5
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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For more than a hundred years, the museum has been collecting extensive collections documenting the development of many technical disciplines, natural and exact sciences and industry in the territory of today's Czech Republic. You can see the most interesting and in many cases rare and unique exhibits of our collections in one of the most visited museums in the Czech Republic. The main goal of the museum is to preserve the ingenuity of the past and inspire the future.
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steisback
10 contributions
Family
One of our favourite museums in Prague. You could literally spend the entire day inside
So many individuals things to see and experience
I loved that most of the exhibits were related to Czech inventors, makers or producers, like the contact lenses exhibit.
Our kid loved it too. So many hands on exhibitions
Have a stop at the local cafe for lunch. Food was actually great there!
You are legends guys!!
Written April 23, 2022
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73Marco
Warsaw, Poland147 contributions
Very good exhibition of transport. I didn't know that Czech had such large transport roots. Other areas are also worth to see, however the museum could be more interactive. So if it is a rainy day it is worth to see.
Written July 16, 2022
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania24,337 contributions
One of the most interesting museums in Prague, for me. Basically, you need at least 3 hours to visit it. There are sections dedicated to transport (motorcycles, cars, aircrafts), mining, metallurgy, printing, photography, time measurement, mapping and so on. The exhibits have bilingual explanations, in English and Czech.
There is also a cafe where you can have a snack or a drink.
Written September 30, 2021
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Abbey E
Gateshead, UK4 contributions
Couples
Spectacular scale for a museum! This was our second trip to Prague and we went back to this museum to finish it off as didn’t manage to get round it all in one day on our first visit. The Transport Hall is enough for an afternoon in itself and they have plenty more exhibits to see, but not much is interactive so does get tiresome after a while.

The main thing letting down the museum are the staff (who on initial observation appear all to be rather elderly which perhaps explains their rudeness!) We had two negative encounters on our visit today.

First when we opened the lid of an old wooden washing machine which was right in the middle of the walkway. There were no signs saying not to touch or any indication that you couldn’t have a proper look at this item such as barriers or even a pedestal raising it up out of the way of passers by. However almost immediately a lady ran over to us shouting angrily in Czech. When we explained we only spoke English she continued to shout in Czech before saying ‘don’t touch its old’. A simple sign would have been sufficient (as there were on many of the other displays!).

Secondly we went into the Astronomy exhibit. At the entrance to the exhibit there is a video with some seats in front to sit and watch. It was quite warm in there so we got out a bottle of water for a quick drink thinking this would be okay since we weren’t near any displays (and as adults we are surely capable of drinking bottled water in any event) to again have a man run over shouting angrily at us in Czech. Safe to say even when it’s 30 degrees outside you can only drink in the cafe.

Although there is undoubtedly more to see from this museum, our encounters today have put me off wanting to go back.
Written August 18, 2020
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pnhmrk
York, UK456 contributions
We visit Prague every Christmas. It’s a city that doesn’t shut down for the day and there is still a lot going on and plenty of things are open on Christmas Day.

We’d visited the Technical Museum last year, enjoyed it, but found that there was a lot to fit into one day. This year we just visited for the special exhibitions. The visit lasted for about 2 1/2 hours and was well worth the time we spent. Whilst this museum isn’t a must see in Prague it’s certainly worth fitting in if you have a few hours to spare.

I imagine we’ll be back next year to see their new crop of special exhibits.
Written January 4, 2020
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ksg48
Moab494 contributions
A lot to see, no question. Maybe it is a question of socialisation, personally I would like to receive more technical information.
Anyhow, a huge exhibition, lots of tags and some explanations.
Cars, aircrafts, bikes, textiles, mining, chemistry and so forth, literally for anyone something to see.
Additionally, a nice canteen with beer on tap, cakes and other refreshments - great.
Finally, in my opinion, museums are part of the social education system and should be for free. Unfortunately, this is not the case in the world, but 280 crowns are proud...
Written July 17, 2022
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Perry J
36 contributions
This is easily a Day's worth of viewing. Initally you see the huge Transport Hall which is huge and full of Aeroplanes, Trains, Cars and other transport. Quite neatly the exhibits of Motorbikes and engines are along the side. At this point you might think " so this is a Transport Museum?". Go back to the entrance and you find there is much more up the stairs/lifts.

Note - the Transport Exhibit is impossible to access for Wheelchair users.

Starting at the Top I managed to see the Architecture, Photography, Printing, Design and Astronomy rooms before calling it a day. There is much more to see.

Note - the Cafe is mainly for locals, I think. Specials are all in Czech and there was a sign saying "Fried Chicken" in Marker Pen. Like many places in Prague ( including McDonalds ) they sell a lot of Beer!

Overall this is easily a Days worth!
Written February 15, 2020
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Renate
24 contributions
Great place. It will be interesting for everyone, because everything is not just about technical things. Very large building with 14 expositions. We were over 2 hours and we had too little time to count on at least 4 if you want to calm down. Student ticket only 5 eur. Perfect!!!
Written January 19, 2020
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Pharmboy88
Aberdeen, UK109 contributions
Really enjoyed this gem of a museum in Prague. Loads of exhibits on everything from transport to science, photography and mining. Exhibits well presented and reasonable admission price. Would suggest 2-3 hours to see most of it and take in whatever interests you. Loved the transport hall. Certainly one of the better museums in Prague to visit!
Written May 2, 2022
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Ben
46 contributions
Family
This is a MUST when you visit Prague.
A highly interesting museum. A main exhibition hall with airplanes, trains, cars, motorcycles. The old trains from the 19th century are very impressive. A spitfire is also displayed as well as many other early 20th century planes. I could spend there hours with my sons. We also saw very impressive exhibitions on Astronomical instruments, print history, architecture and even household equipment- showing early vacuum cleaners, washing machines, refrigerators and others. Don’t miss this wonderful museum!
Written September 22, 2021
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