The Story of Prague Castle

The exhibition The Story of Prague Castle recalls the thousand-year history of the place where the history of Czech statehood was shaped through original objects from the Prague Castle collections, stories of people who worked there, and an interactive programme. The exhibition was opened in 2004 in the Gothic floor of the Old Royal Palace. It also includes a children's programme, which introduces the history of the castle grounds to the youngest visitors in an entertaining way.

 The exhibition is divided into two main sections, the first of which introduces important representatives of the Czech state, major historical events and the construction development of the castle complex from prehistory to the 20th century. There are models of the Castle from various periods of its development and original objects from the Castle's collections, such as funeral dresses of Czech rulers or Renaissance glass. 

The second line develops in the form of comprehensive stories inspiring themes across cultural history, connected directly with Prague Castle: the story of Czech patrons, the story of the church and the cathedral, the story of burials, the story of dining and many others. This part is also supplemented by original objects and a detailed textual interpretation.

Visitors can also watch the film The Transformations of Prague Castle, which gives a glimpse into the hidden corners of the thousand-year-old seat of the rulers.

Date and place

Summer season: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Winter season: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Entry fee to the Story of the Prague Castle as part of a ticket to
the Prague Castle - Permanent Exhibition circuit. Combined ticket to the Story of the Prague Castle, Prague Castle Picture Gallery, Gastle Guard Permanent Exhibition and Rosenberg Palace.

Price list valid from 1st March 2024 here.PDF dokument

Basic fee: 300,- CZK

Discounted fee: 200,- CZK
(children from 6 to 16 years, High School and University students up to 26 years, seniors from 65 years)

Family fee: 700,- CZK
(1-5 children up to 16 years  and max. 2 adults): 

Primary school classes up to 30 pupils (upon purchasing tickets for the Prague Castle - Permanent Exhibion circuit, upon presenting a  list of names confirmed by the school + max. 2 accompanying persons): 150,- CZK

Children from preschools plus accompaniment: free
(upon presenting the list of names confirmed by the school)

Children up to 6 years: free

Holders of serious disability / serious disability plus guide Id cards + 1 accompanying party: free

Guides with a licence for accompanying clients with a purchased ticket to visitor premises within Prague castle: free

no separate entry fee to the exhibition has been indicated for these categories

Castle map