Prague Museum Night 2012
9th June 2012
7 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Prague Museum Night is here again!
For the ninth year in a row, museums and cultural institutions in Prague will open their doors to visitors at an unusual time: at night, after hours. This extraordinary event, which is visited by more than 100,000 people every year, presents a unique opportunity to explore the cultural treasures of the Czech capital in a completely different ambiance.
On Saturday, 9th June, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., museums, galleries and other cultural institutions will be open to Prague residents and visitors.
The event is put on by the National Museum, the Prague Public Transport Company and the Czech Association of Museums and Galleries in cooperation with other institutions, and co-funded by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the municipal authorities of Prague.
What can visitors look forward to this year?
Institutional participation in this year’s Prague Museum Night has yet again set a new record: the highest number of participants ever is involved in the event, i.e. a total of 39 institutions will offer programmes in almost 70 buildings. New participants, which will make the programming even more varied, include the AMoYA Gallery, the Prague Botanical Garden, the House of National Minorities and the Meet Factory, an international contemporary art centre.
Like every year, the event will be complemented once again by a wide range of special events. Traditional expositions, exhibitions and cultural monuments will come alive with extraordinary experiences and events. You can look forward to lectures, concerts, film screenings, competitions and other interesting events (for more information, see Events). Prague Museum Night offers plenty of attractions for young visitors, too. Many sites will offer special kids’ programming, so bring your children along so that they can learn something new and experience something unusual while discovering the world of culture (for more information see For Kids).
Transport and entry to all buildings for free!
Prague Museum Night will offer people free access to cultural sites again this year (except for the premises of the Prague Information Service and the Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, where a very small fee will be required). To facilitate movement between sites, transport will be provided by special Prague Public Transport Company buses, which will shuttle visitors between sites for free on lines especially designed for this occasion. As in past years the central transfer point will be Jan Palach Square (nám. Jana Palacha), near the Staroměstská metro station on the green line (A).
Get informed in our information tent!
Information tents will be located at Wenceslas Square near the Historical Building of the National Museum on Friday, 8th June, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturday, 9th June, from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., and at Jan Palach Square on Saturday, 9th June, from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. At these tents, you can pick up a Prague Museum Night brochure with information about the sites open during Prague Museum Night, special programmes and events, as well as transport between the buildings.
Prague Museum Night on your mobile phone
Modern communication technologies have become such a common part of our lives that they are naturally part of Prague Museum Night, too. You can find all the information you need on the event website. Smartphone owners can make use of a mobile phone version of the website, which is accessible at m.prazskamuzejninoc.cz or through the QR codes on printed Prague Museum Night promotional materials. The codes enable you to connect to our website anytime from anywhere.
And which building are you going to choose this year?