Museum Night returns to Prague with free entry to attractions across the city

One of the highlights of this year's event is the reopening of Prague City Museum, which has been undergoing renovations since 2020. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 09.06.2024 14:24:00 (updated on 10.06.2024) Reading time: 2 minutes

More than 30 museums, galleries, and cultural institutions are gearing up to participate in Prague Museum Night on Saturday, June 15, marking the event's 17th edition and first in full since 2019. This year's edition promises a vibrant cultural experience for visitors, with extended hours from 7 p.m. to midnight and free admission to most venues.

One of the highlights of this year's Museum Night will be the reopening of Prague City Museum's main building at Florenc, which has been undergoing renovations since 2020. The newly-renovated building will reopen its still-empty halls to the public during Museum Night, with exhibits, food trucks, and musical performances outside the venue.

“We want to show people the empty, renovated building in this state because this is the last time visitors will be able to see it like this before we fill it with exhibitions and expositions,” Prague City Museum director Ivo Macek tells Czech News Agency.

In addition to Prague City Museum, other venues like the Municipal Library, David Černý's Musoleum, Kunsthalle Gallery, AMU Gallery, the National Agricultural Museum, and many more will open their doors to visitors on June 15.

Prague City Museum in 2016. Photo: Wikimedia / A.Savin
Prague City Museum in 2016. Photo: Wikimedia / A.Savin

Almost all venues will be accessible for free. Participating venues instead offering discounted entry on Museum Night include David Černý's Musoleum (CZK 150), the Karel Zeman Museum (CZK 100), Prague's Museum of Public Transport (CZK 60), and Postal Museum Prague (CZK 20).

To facilitate easy movement between locations, Prague Public Transit Company will offer a dedicated tram line (no. 35) during Museum Night hours, while visitors can also take advantage of complimentary bike rentals courtesy of Rekola and Nextbike. Taxi service Liftago will also offer promo codes for discounted rides.

Prague Museum Night returns to the Czech capital in full this year after a five-year hiatus that began due to the Covid pandemic; smaller Museum Night events were held at selected venues in the interim. The event offers more than just access to exhibitions, as visitors can also enjoy concerts, theater performances, art workshops, and lectures.

The night provides a unique atmosphere for cultural exploration in the Czech capital, with illuminated installations and outdoor performances enhancing the experience. The event's popularity has grown steadily since its inception more than two decades ago, attracting a large number of visitors every year.

For this year's edition, the official Prague Museum Night app (available on Android and iOs) offers visitors easy access to program details, an interactive map, and other essential information. For a full list of participating venues and a program of events, visit the official Prague Museum Night website.

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