Mineralogical and Petrological Exhibition at the National museum features a plethora of minerals, rocks, meteorites, tektites, materials from local ore deposits, materials from local non-metal deposits, and a number of precious stones. In the adjoining hall, numerous precious gemstones are on display. Visit the exhibition to give yourself that splendid visual experience. Check website for details.
Arts & Museums
- Nearest Train: Muzeum
- Venue Description:
One of the city's most familiar sights, this massive Neo-Renaissance construction overlooks the town from the top end of Wenceslas Square. Soviet troops fired on the museum as they occupied Prague in August 1968. The interior is fairly dramatic: a grand staircase sweeps up to the Pantheon, a hall filled with busts of Czech cultural heroes. The exhibits are old-fashioned, focusing on fossils, stuffed animals, minerals and archaeological finds. The visiting hours vary seasonally; for specific timings check the website or call ahead. The museum will be closed for renovation from July 8, 2011, and will open again in 2015.