Czech Museums and galleries to partially reopen from Thursday

Museums and galleries may operate at 25% capacity under the third PES level, in effect from December 3


Written by ČTK
Published on 29.11.2020 11:52 (updated on 29.11.2020)

Prague, Nov 29 (CTK) - Museums and galleries in the Czech Republic may reopen to one-fourth of their capacities as of Thursday, according to the shift from the fourth to third level of the PES epidemic system that was announced today.

Large museums already started preparing themselves for the reopening last week. The Prague National Gallery (NGP) or the National Museum will be able to reopen Thursday.

The PES system says some heritage sites may reopen, too, but only can be visited by groups under ten.

At the third level, libraries can also reopen, but there are some limitations. There must be a minimum of 15 square meters per guest, and visitors must keep two meters distance between each other.

Bookshops may reopen with the same rules.

However, nothing has changed for theaters and cinemas. Visitors may only return to them after the Czech Republic shifts to the second level of the PES system.

Last week, the NGP said if it reopened, it would enhance the protection and increase the number of its custodians in order to monitor the movement of the visitors.

The NGP also wants to prolong the opening hours for the Rembrandt exhibition in Prague, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The rest of the exhibitions will have regular opening hours, which means between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. from Tuesdays and Sundays and until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.

On Monday, a sale of tickets to the National Museum in Prague will be launched online.