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Museums & Galleries

National Museum (Narodni muzeum)

Vaclavske namesti 68, Praha 1 - Nove Mesto, www.nm.cz

National Museum
The largest and oldest Czech museum founded in 1818 is housed in a monumental neo-renaissance building from the years 1885 - 1890 that dominates the Wenceslas Square.
Permanent exhibitions: Primeval history of Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia / Mineralogical and petrological collections / Zoological collections / Palaeontological collection / Anthropological collection.
Access for disabled: side entrance (on the left from Vinohradska street, ring the bell ("spravce dvora" or "vratnice"), a porter will take you to a spacious lift. Free entrance for disability card holders including accompanying person.

Prague Castle Gallery (Obrazarna Prazského hradu)

Prazsky hrad, www.obrazarna-hradu.cz

Built in the 1960s in a place of former stables. The collections consist of the remains of so called Rudolf's Collections and also of the works of later periods (Tintoretto, Tizian, Rubens, Czech Baroque Art, etc.). Source: www.pis.cz
Accessibility: low-gradient ramp, electrical platform inside. Entire gallery is accessible and equipped with disabled toilet.

Old Royal Palace (Stary kralovsky palac)

Prazsky hrad, www.pribeh-hradu.cz

Permanent exhibition "Story of the Prague Castle"– assistance needed due to the steep access to the entrance. Main entrance 8cm step, special side entrance for disabled. The exhibition itself is accessible via ramps over stairs (help of assistant recommneded). Free entrance for disability card holders including accompanying person. (see also monuments section)

Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia (Kláster sv. Anezky Ceske)

Anezska 12 Praha 1 - Stare Mesto, www.ngprague.cz

Permanent exhibition: Medieval art in Bohemia and Middle Europe 1200 - 1550 (Master of Altar of Vyssi Brod, Master Theodoric, Master of Altar of Trebon); German and Austrian art; Medieval handicraft


Alsovo nabrezi 79/12 Praha 1 - Stare Mesto

A Neo Renaissance building constructed in 1876 - 1884 (J. Zitek, J. Schulz), originally designed for a picture gallery, collection of antiquites and concerts. In the years 1918 - 1938 and 1945 - 1946 it housed the National Assembly. The Czech Philhramonic Orchestra found its seat there in 1946. The main hall - the Dvorak Hall - is world famous as a place where the Prague Spring music festival concerts take place every year. Source: www.pis.cz

The Jewish Museum in Prague

U Stare skoly 1 Praha 1, www.jewishmuseum.cz

Jewish Museum
The Jewish Museum has one of the most extensive collections of Judaic art in the world, containing some 40 000 exhibits and 100 000 books. It is unique not only in terms of the number of its exhibits but primarily because they are from a single territory – Bohemia and Moravia. In its entirety, the collection presents an integrated picture of the life and history of the Jews in this region. The following sites are managed by the Museum: The Maisel Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Klausen Synagogue, Ceremonial Hall (Prague Burial Society building), and the Jewish Cemetery in Žižkov.

The Maisel Synagogue

Maiselova 10 Praha 1 - Stare Mesto/Josefov

Permanent exhibition: The first section of the exhibition History of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia – from the Establishment of Jewish Settlements up to the Period of Emancipation offers a cross-sectional survey of the history of the Jews in the Czech Lands from the 10th century to the end of the 18th century. The introductory section acquaints the visitor with the main historical facts concerning the origin of Jewish settlements in Bohemia and Moravia and the legal and social status of Jews in the medieval state. The exhibition then goes on to highlight the Renaissance period, linked with both the construction of the synagogue and the persona of its founder, Mordechai Maisel. For information about the building see Barrier free Prague / Monuments.
Accessibility: low gradient/level entrance, inside there are no stairs but one small step right at the end of the exhibition.

The Spanish Synagogue

Vezenska 141/1 Praha 1 - Stare Mesto

The second section of the permanent exhibition History of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia – from Emancipation to the Present continues from the exhibition in the Maisel Synagogue. It covers the history of the Czech Jewish community during the periods of enlightenment and emancipation, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the First Republic (1918–38), the Nazi Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (1938–45) and the post-war decades. For information about the building see Barrier free Prague / Monuments
Accessibility: level entrance, exhibitions accessible by using Platform Stair Lift (there are 2 operated by security), ramps on the gallery.

Trade Fair Palace - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Veletrzni palac)

Dukelských hrdinu 47 Praha 7 – Holesovice, www.ngprague.cz

Permanent exhibition: 19th, 20th and 21st Century Art. Czech and foreign graphic art in the continuity of the last two centuries; French collection.

Kinsky Palace (Palac Kinskych)

Staromestske namesti 12 Praha 1 - Stare Mesto, www.ngprague.cz

Kinsky Palace
Permanent exhibition: The landscape in the Czech art (17th - 20th century). National Gallery information centre.
Accessibility: security in the yard accompanies disabled visitors through a private area to the lift (80 cm) and the start of the exhibition; no stairs inside Two disabled toilets (groundfloor, first floor) and two disabled parking spaces in the yard.

Czech Museum of Music - Museum of Musical Instruments (Ceské muzeum hudby - Muzeum hudebnich nastroju)

Karmelitska 388/2 Praha 1 - Mala Strana, www.nm.cz

The Czech Museum of Music´s is situated in the former Church of St. Magdalene, built in the seventeenth century in Baroque style with later functional modifications in Classical style. Permanent exhibition: Man - Instrument - Music presents musical instruments from abundant collections of the National Museum, as well as other precious sources concerning the Czech and European music history. Earphones are available for those interested, offering high-quality sound reproduction of original recordings made on the historical instruments displayed. Immense atrium is also used as concert hall.
Accessibility: level entrance, staff will open the second wing of the door (there is a call button and an intercom system), museum is equipped with a spacious lift and a disabled toilet (downstairs), Platform Stair Lift on the second floor, accompannying person recommended due to doorsteps and narrow doors when entering rooms from the corridor – second wing has to be opened.

Mucha museum

Panska 7 Praha 1, www.mucha.cz

The world's first Mucha Museum, dedicated to the life and work of the world-acclaimed Czech Art Noveau artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), is housed in the Baroque Kaunicky Palace in the very heart of Prague. A selection of over 100 exhibits comprising paintings, photographs, charcoal drawings, pastels, lithographs and personal memorabilia provides a privileged view into the universe of the artist who is most widely known for the posters he executed for Sarah Bernhardt in the fashionable world of fin-de-siècle Paris.
Accessibility: entrance – level, 4 cm doorstep. Disabled toilet is situated in women's WC.
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