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A fascinating temple to the considerable Czech achievements in science, engineering, and architecture. And kids love it!

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National Technical Museum

An undersung gem focusing on a Czech strong point.

This part of Europe has been home to no small amount of technical and scientific innovation, and this museum next to Letná Park, originally founded in 1908, is impressive testimony to that fact. Notable artifacts include a meteorite more than 5,000 years old, as well as automobiles, aeroplanes, and locomotives from the dawn of self-propelled transportation history in the Czech lands. Astronomy goes back to the 16th and 17th centuries, when the world's most famous astronomers, Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler, were based in Prague. Here, too, you'll find extensive displays on architecture, including forms whose Czech proponents were world-reknowned, such as Art Nouveau and Cubism. This museum is an undersung gem, and one with aspects that kids especially will love.



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