Running exhibitions in National Museum

Side view of the National Museum There are several running exhibitions in the largest and the oldest Czech museum, the National Museum at the top of Wenceslas Square. As the most of other national museums, it offers both long-term and short-term exhibitions.

Long-term exhibitions are often very similar in many countries, I think they are just this necessary part of the museum. The National Museum in Prague is not an exception, and one can find here such permanent exhibitions as History of Bohemia, Moravia, and Slovakia, Mineralogical and Petrological Collections (minerals, rocks, meteorites, precious stones, …), Ranks, Badges, and Medals of European Countries in the 19th and 20th Century on the first floor, and Zoological, and Palaeontological Collections, and Anthropological Exhibition on the second floor.

What might be, however, more interesting is an exhibition called Mammoth Hunters – A Period that very few remember… which is currently running until July 1. The age of the mammoth hunters between 30,000 and 20,000 BC was the age of the greatest expansion of Stone Age (Paleolithic) civilization. The centre of their cultural world was the region between Moravia, Austria and Silesia. Among many fascinating things, the exhibit collection features original artifacts, reconstruction of period houses and an actual-sized replica of a mammoth. What more, an entrance ticket may be used for 20% food and drinks discount in restaurant Pravek (primeval ages), located near the museum, in the street Sokolska 60.

The previous short-term exhibition is complemented with exhibition Journeys of Czech writers to Primeval Ages. Other temporary exhibitions include Books saved from 2004 flood, which is running until the end of January, and an exhibition dedicated to the needed reconstruction of the Museum building.
The address of the National Museum in Prague is Vaclavske Namesti 68, and I think everyone knows how to get there, but still, it is metro C station Museum. Basic entrance fee is 110 CZK, students and people over 60 years pay 60 CZK. On the first Monday each month, the admission is free. There is also a 50 CZK fee for bringing you camera.

Jan 19, 16:25 (Filed under: Culture )

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