Besides its historic spirit, Prague’s art and culture scene grows exuberantly. The Golden City counts numerous well-established and affordable museums. From art-nouveau to Czech folk art. Highly recommended, not only on wet and gloomy days.
Location is key for the Museum Kampa. The museum finds itself in the lush Kampa Park, on the banks of the Vltava. Inside the museum you’ll find contemporary art by, for example, Czech and Slovakian artists. Tickets for the entire Kampa Museumsets you back 160 Kc (€6), while tickets per collection are also available. Students receive a discount.
The National Museum
The National Museum on Wenceslas Square is the largest museum in the Czech Republic. The stately building is currently being restored. Renovations will probably continue until 2018. Even though the museum is closed for the public, the exterior looks splendid. Especially with the famous Wenceslas monument, the horseman, guarding the front entrance of the museum.
Veletržní palác (Trade fair palace)
Attention art-enthusiasts: Veletržní palác, situated near Stromovka Park in ‘New City’, is worth visiting merely for its austere, functionalist architecture inside the building. The structure serves as a museum for contemporary art. Over 2000 objects from the Národní galerie and Šternberský palác collections are on display in a number of different spaces. For example, the museum houses works by Van Gogh and Picasso. Tickets are 200 Kc and the museum closes on Mondays.
Museum of LEGO
Parents pay attention: On rainy or nippy days, the Museum of LEGO might be a fun activity. Spread over 340 square metres (foot) and three floors, over 2000 LEGO models are on display, for example with Star Wars and pirate themes. The museum opens its doors every day from 10am until 8pm. Children under 150 cm (?) pay €5,25, whereas visitors who are taller pay the full price of 200 Kc (€8). Family tickets, 2 adults and 2 children, are available at 450 Kc (€18). Address: Museum of LEGO, Narodni 31, Praag 1