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National Technical Museum - permanent exhibition

National Technical Museum (Národní technické muzeum), Kostelní 42, Praha 7 - Holešovice, 170 00

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The exhibition Architecture, Engineering and Design presents major architectural achievements in the Czech Republic from 1860 to 1989.

The exhibition Astronomy is conceived as infinite space of the universe full of shining stars - a unique collection of objects.

The Transportation exhibition introduces the historical development of automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, air, sea and rail transport, and fire equipment in individual narratives.

The development of photography and its use and influence from the 19th century to the present are presented together with basic photographic processes and their evolution in a stylized photographic studio in the exhibition Photo-Cinema.

The exhibition Printing evokes the authentic atmosphere of a printer’s and introduces the development of the main printing technologies and follow their development from the invention of printing to the present.

A retrospective look into several time periods from the present day to the mid-19th century is offered by the exhibition Technology in the Home.

The main theme of the exhibition Chemistry Around Us is the story of man and chemistry meeting throughout during the day, and also presents laboratory work methods in the past and the present.

The exhibition Measuring Time shows the technical development of chronometry. Its special focus is on the development of domestic watchmaking, whose origins are can already be seen during the reign of the Luxembourgs.

Mining machinery and mining equipment throughout history form the exhibition Mining. The most important aspect of the exhibition is a mock ore and coal mine from the 1950s, whose corridors extend to an area of 350 m².

The exhibition Metallurgy / Metals - the Path of Civilization traces the technical and historical development of metallurgy and its connection to society, which was influenced most of all by iron.

The exhibition Interkamera / Space, Color and Movement acquaints the viewer with historical and contemporary types of spatial photography. It presents all the basic photochemical processes of colour photography, principles of digital photography, and the development of photographic motion capture.

Due to the nature of the exhibition, the TV Studio exhibition is accessible only with a guide, who will demonstrate to visitors how studio equipment works.

The interactive exhibition Game Technology shows the principles of fingerprints, ballistics, coding documents, and more through a series of exhibits.

Of special interest is the Van de Graaff generator. This is an high voltage electrostatic generator, into which is integrated a linear charged particle accelerator.

The exhibition Sugar and Chocolate is devoted to the Czech sugar industry. Sugar was a strategic commodity for Czechoslovakia and had political influence – it was known as “white gold”.

Young and old alike will enjoy the Merkur Playroom – a place to relax, have fun, and even learn something. It's devoted to the metal Merkur construction sets – the most famous Czech toy, developed in the early 20th century.


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