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Refurbishment of the National Museum

Commercial construction

General Refurbishment of Interior and Exterior of National Museum and Connection of Historical and New Buildings by Underground Corridor

Basic information

Project Investor:

Národní muzeum

Project Designer:


Project Duration:

03/2015 – 06/2019

Refurbishment of the National Museum


Aims of refurbishment of current building of the National Museum:

  • Extend the life of the heritage building for future generations;

  • Renew the original functions in full;

  • Improve its use and technical facilities;

  • Extend the useful value of the internal space (yards, SCH)

The Project in Numbers

  • 6055 m2
    built-up area (excluding area of yards)
  • 103,22 m
    length of building
  • 74,1 m
    width of building
  • 69,15 m
    height of building (5 m more than Petřín Lookout Tower)
  • 338
    steps from the foot of the fountain to the lantern in the main tower
  • 368
  • 562
  • 235
  • 7 000 m2
    39 exhibition halls
  • 120 m3
    quantity of water that flows through the fountain every day
  • 4 000 kg
    weight of whale skeleton
  • 1 300 km
    new cables

Exceptional Nature of Project

The first general refurbishment of this building of supreme national importance after more than 120 years. There was a huge number of paintings, statues and decorative elements in the interior and on the exterior that had to be sensitively and carefully handled. Systems for new technologies were installed in the building and enable new methods of presentation of exhibits or help reduce the costs of operation, making the building more environmentally-friendly. An underground corridor was newly built connecting the historical and new buildings of the National Museum, which enables visitors to move between them “without getting their feet wet” and also expands the space for exhibitions.

(Photo by Ester Havlová)


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