The Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures is one of the buildings in which the collections of the National Museum are displayed. The building, located in the Prague Old Town and which, at the time, contained a brewery and still-house, was bought in 1826 by the Fingerhut family, whose younger son Adalbert later became a prominent Czech patriot, benefactor and politician known by his Czech name, Vojta Náprstek. Following the defeat of the revolutionaries in 1848, Náprstek fled to the United States to avoid persecution, staying there for ten years. Following his return he established a private Bohemian Museum of Industry with the intention of benefiting Czech society and helping Czech industry, which at the time lagged behind the rest of the world. The museum and library quickly became a centre for the Bohemian intelligentsia. After Náprstek's death the institution became an ethnographic museum, and since 1946 has exclusively focused on non-European cultures.
Tribes – starting-point for live costume exhibitions
Handa Gote – installation
Recycled Theatre – exhibition
Exhibitions 18. – 28. 6.: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily
21.6.: 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Students' Day)
19.6.: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
CHANGE - 26.6.: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
23.6., 4 p.m. – talk on masks owned by the Náprstek Museum
24.6., 4 p.m. – guided tour of the Náprstek Museum
There is disabled access to the building courtyard.
Tram nos. 17 and 18 – Staroměstská
Metro A – Staroměstská
Tram nos. 6, 9, 18 and 22 – Národní třída
Metro B – Národní třída
Metro A – Můstek