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National Technical Museum in Prague reopens after years of renovations


The National Technical Museum in Prague reopened on 16 February after more than four years of renovations. The biggest such institution in the country, with more than 50,000 items in its collections, the museum will be featuring some all-time favourite exhibitions, such as one on the history of transport. But it is also launching some brand new exhibits as well.

The museum reopens with five permanent exhibitions. These include displays on the history of transport, printing and astronomy, as well as a photographic studio from the early 20th century. One new exhibit, on the museum’s top floor, is dedicated to architecture and industrial design.

The renovation, which cost around 370 million crowns, is not yet completely finished. Popular replicas of coal and ore mines in the museum’s underground as well as a new exhibition on household technology should open next year, and the façade of the red-brick functionalist museum building will also get a facelift in the coming months.

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