The Prague City Museum's Main Building

The Prague City Museum's Main Building is an architectural monument inscribed on the list of cultural monuments of the Czech Republic. It was built in the Neo-Renaissance style after the design of the architect Antonín Balšánek for the Museum of the Royal City of Prague during 1896–1898.

More effective efforts for the foundation of the municipal museum date back to 1877 when, on 26 October, Deputy Mayor Professor Otakar Antonín Zeithammer notified the city council that many individuals and societies sold antiquities documenting the history of Prague to agents who took them abroad. He recommended collecting these objects in one place, a newly built museum.




Na Poříčí 1554/52
180 00 Prague 8 – New Town
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Getting here

Metro: lines B, C to Florenc stop
Tram: nos. 8, 24, 26, 3 to Florenc stop
Bus: nos. 133, 207, 135 to Florenc stop

The building is partially barrier free.

Opening hours

The Prague City Museum's Main Building is closed for reconstruction and will open to the public in the fall of 2023.



About the Prague City Museum's Main Building