National Technical Museum

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National Technical Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Science Museums
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
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Neighborhood: Praha 7
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ihsanfikircioglu
Turkey44 contributions
Interesting
Dec 2019
I visited this museum with my students and we all enjoyed and felt the history. You should visit this museum and after that you can go on the park across the street.
Written November 1, 2020
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Ian S
Luton, UK236 contributions
Fantastic place to spend a few hours.
Aug 2020
This museum is great for kids and adults alike packed from the ground up with Cars motorcycles aircraft. Displays are over 3 floors well laid out with information in English as well as Czech
Written September 2, 2020
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Abbey E
Gateshead, UK4 contributions
Great museum, unpleasant staff
Aug 2020 • 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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Emma
Carnforth, UK13 contributions
Good museum
Feb 2020 • Family
Enjoyed an afternoon at the museum. Good reasonably priced cafe. Interesting exhibits, would recommend
Written February 23, 2020
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claire2000
Chesterfield, UK19 contributions
Not bad
Feb 2020 • Family
The transport hall was excellent, plenty to see. The rest of it was ok but not in any way interactive. Got shushed in the architecture exhibit for walking up some stairs to loudly! Was ok for a couple of hours,
Written February 22, 2020
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Perry J
36 contributions
Science Museum, Design Museum, Transport Museum - all in one Museum
Feb 2020
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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LightPacker190529
Brzeg, Poland2 contributions
one day trip
Feb 2020
Strong recommendation. Exhibitions are prepared awesome. Complicatedly to British Science Museum. ...
Written February 9, 2020
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Stuart Clarke
14 contributions
An engineer finds his paradise
Jul 2019
Have now been here at least 4 times and still would go again.What has been assembled in this building is truly amazing. It helps having a wife who speaks Czech but it would still be fascinating for non Czech speakers.Very well arranged to show through the ages what good engineers the Czechs are.Planes , trains, cars , bikes , motorcycles, armaments, radio, television etc etc and the mine is fabulous.If you have a day and the weather is not good, take a chance and go. In house cafeteria is good and there are excellent places close by at very good prices. On our return to Prague in May 2020 , my wife has promised to come !!!!
Written January 26, 2020
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RoteTulpe13
Belgrade, Serbia10 contributions
Definitely worth your time
Jan 2020 • Friends
Museum is vast! It has so much to offer, from technology, art, printing,...you can even visit a mine and fully experience how it would be to work as a miner. We spent around 4 hours and we wanted to stay longer, but we were too tired. :D
Written January 22, 2020
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Kate HP
Brisbane, Australia44 contributions
A gem for all ages
Jan 2020
We spent 6+ hours ... seriously ...exploring this fabulous museum. Each section was set out chronologically and kept us captivated with interesting displays that told the story of technology based on specific themes. Whilst mainly Czech focussed, there were plenty of english translations.

Our first 2 hours were spent on the main floor; Time, Chemistry, Photography and a special exhibition. Then into the four storey Transport section where there were cars, trains, planes, motorbikes and bicycles. This was all before we could look at smaller exhibits on the 3 floors above and below the main entry level. There was also one section set up for kids to build things and play.

Whilst I was particularly impressed with both the Time & Chemistry sections and how each related to everyday life in the past and present, I think whoever thought up and designed the layout for the entire collection has done an amazing job.

On a practical level there are lifts to most sections and a restaurant as well. Lucky too that the museum was open until 18:00.

I would highly recommend a visit to this museum for those who like to know how things work and how technology has evolved.
Written January 20, 2020
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