Czech Folk Culture

permanent exhibition

in short

The permanent ethnographical exhibition presents the life of Czech rural communities in the 18th, 19th and the first half of the 20th century and describes traditional folk culture of historical Czech lands - Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia.
Czech Folk Culture
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Visitor entrance

Ethnographic Museum of the National Museum
Kinského zahrada 98
150 00 Prague
Czech Republic 

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in detail

The first section of the exhibition presents everyday life with emphasis on material culture. Showcases of this section are artifacts and tools of folk craftsmen, artisans and farmers (folk ceramics, folk dwellings) as well as unique items connected with rural festivals and folk art (folk costumes and textiles).

The second section of the exhibition presents folk customs, rituals and festivities of traditional calendar year – from spring (Shrovetide customs, Easter customs) through summer and autumn (Pentecostal customs, summer pilgrimages and fairs, the Thanksgiving) and finally to winter (Saint Nicholas Day, Advent masks, Christmas and New Year´s Eve traditions).

The third section of the exhibition presents life cycle in the folk culture (birth, christening, wedding, funeral) and rituals and customs connected to family life.
Three folk artisan´s workshops (ceramics, textile, woodcarver) are also located in the exhibition, supplemented by regular presentation of the folk crafts and trades.

The ethnographical exhibition of the National Museum has been nominated to the European Museum of the Year Award in 2007.

Three folk artisan´s workshops (ceramics, textile, woodcarver) are also located in the exhibition, supplemented by regular presentation of the folk crafts and trades.
Admission
Basic: 80 CZK / Reduced: 50 CZK
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Opening Times

Sun
10:00 - 18:00
Mon
-
Tue
10:00 - 18:00
Wed
10:00 - 18:00
Thu
10:00 - 18:00
Fri
10:00 - 18:00
Sat
10:00 - 18:00

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