In this part of our Prague lifestyle portal you will find museums that are a part neither of the National Museum, whose collections and exhibitions make it the biggest museum in the Czech Republic, nor of the National Gallery in Prague, whose fine arts are on display in several buildings. The section does not involve either buildings and exhibitions of the Prague City Gallery or independent galleries in Prague that focus mainly on contemporary and modern art. What you will find here are museums that cannot be incorporated into any of the above categories, yet they have a lot to offer to their visitors, whether they are private or state institutions. The cultural wealth of Prague is huge and thanks to the wide offer of museum institutions and galleries you will never get bored in the capital city in this respect.

Rudolfinum Gallery

The Rudolfinum Gallery situated together with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in the no-Renaissance Rudolfinum building focuses on contemporary Czech and international fine arts with occasional displays of older art. The Rudolfinum building that was designed from the very beginning as a concert hall and a gallery, was founded in 1884 according to...

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Lobkowicz Palace

If you are searching for a wonderful and intriguing place to spend an afternoon, do not miss the Lobkowicz Palace where you will find one of the best private collections in all of Europe. Lobkowicz Palace was built by Czech Nobleman Jaroslav of Perstejn in the middle of the 16th century; this is where the dynasty of the Lobkowicz family would begin...

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Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague

THE MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS IS CURRENTLY BEING RENOVATED AND IS SET TO OPEN IN JULY 2017. The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague collects, processes and preserves artifacts of historical and contemporary crafts and applied art and design for future generations. In its exhibitions you can learn about the history of the Czech and fo...

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Prague Castle Picture Gallery

Situated in the massive complex of the beautiful Prague Castle, the Prague Castle Picture Gallery is well worth a visit if you are a fan of classical art. The castle owns over 4,000 paintings, thanks to Rudolf II, the one time ruler of Prague that was an avid art collector and all around supporter of the arts. The Prague Castle Picture Gallery disp...

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Public Transport Museum

The Public Transport Museum of the Prague Public Transport Company is located in the historical building of a tram depot in Prague's Střešovice. The museum contains a unique collection of vehicles and objects from the history of the Prague public transport. This comprises 50 historical vehicles, models, old photographs, tickets and plans and other...

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Lesser Town Bridge Tower

On the western end of the Charles Bridge there are two towers – the older and smaller is the so-called Judith Tower, while the Lesser Town Bridge Tower that was built on the site of a Romanesque tower in 1464 presents the youngest part of the bridge. The Lesser Town Bridge Tower was completed under the reign of George of Poděbrady and its model was...

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Museum of the Capital City of Prague

Open since 1883, the Museum of the Capital City of Prague exists to teach the general public about the history of the capital city. The main building of the museum was originally a cafe pavilion on the boundary between Karlín and New Town that, however, was not sufficient in its size and prestige for the purposes of the museum and so the current bu...

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Karel Zeman Museum

Learn about the special effects of the 20th century at the Karel Zeman Museum, named after the genius of world cinematography. The interactive exhibitions at the Karel Zeman Museum in Prague's Malá Strana will guide you through the life-long work of the world renowned Czech film director Karel Zeman including his special effects, which made the Cze...

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The Old Sewage Cleaning Station

In a leafy residential area of Prague 6 there is a small industrial strip of land that is home to one of the most intriguing structures in the city, the Old Sewage Cleaning Station. Inside this cleaning station you can see how Prague's sewage was dealt with, and you can also witness just how beautiful industrial architecture can be. The all brick c...

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Josef Sudek Studio

The studio of the renowned Czech photographer Josef Sudek in Prague's Újezd hosts photography exhibitions of contemporary and late photographers. The garden photography studio is connected with the life and work of the significant Czech photographer Josef Sudek who started to use it in 1927. The ground floor pavilion of the total area of 61 m2 was...

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Podskalí Customs House at Výtoň

The Podskalí Customs House at Výtoň is a Gothic timbered and plastered building from the 16th century. You will see here an exhibition commemorating the appearance of and life in Podskalí, an area that once existed where today's Rašínovo embankment in Prague is located. Besides the Church of Saint Cosmas and Damian, the Podskalí Customs House at Vý...

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Old Town Bridge Tower

The Old Town Bridge Tower, now a part of the Museum of the Capital City of Prague, is located on the right side of the Charles Bridge above its first pillar column. Emperor Charles IV had the Gothic tower built together with the Charles Bridge a...

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Franz Kafka Museum

A long-term exhibition at the Franz Kafka Museum presents the life and work of the Prague native and world renowned writer of the 20th century. Franz Kafka was very critical of his own literary work and only a small part of his writing was actually published during his life. A major part of his work was published thanks to Kafka's friend and writer...

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Mucha Museum

A museum dedicated to the Czech Art Nouveau painter and designer Alfons Mucha is located in the Kaunický Palace in the very center of Prague. The exhibition presents approximately 100 works by Alfons Mucha including oil paintings, drawings, pastels, sculptures and photographs, as well as personal objects that make it possible for visitors to take a...

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The Müller Villa

The Prague villa for František Müller and his wife Milada built between 1928 and 1930 was created according to the design of one of the greatest architects of that time, Adolf Loos. Adolf Loos is one of the most significant personalities of modern architecture. He was born and raised in Brno at the time of the Austria-Hungarian Empire. He studied a...

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