Where History and Nobility Come Alive
The Lobkowicz Palace (ranked #1 museum in Prague by TripAdvisor for both 2015 and 2016) is home to the highly acclaimed The Lobkowicz Collections, the oldest and largest private collection in the Czech Republic.
The Museum offers visitors the opportunity to explore the history of Europe through the unique perspective of the Lobkowicz family. Set in 22 beautifully appointed galleries, the Museum displays a selection of some of the finest pieces from The Collections, including many of international significance.
Highlights from the Museum include works by masters such as Canaletto, Brueghel the Elder, Cranach, and Velázquez; an impressive display of family and royal portraits; fine porcelain, ceramics and rare decorative arts dating from the 13th to 20th centuries; an extensive collection of military and sporting rifles from the 16th to 18th centuries; and musical instruments and original scores and manuscripts by Beethoven and Mozart, including Beethoven’s 4th and 5th symphonies and Mozart’s re-orchestration of Handel’s Messiah.
Visitors are ushered through the galleries by the museum’s very popular audio guide, which explains important details of European history and the seven-hundred-year history of the Lobkowicz family, including the dramatic story of how the family lost everything twice (first to the Nazis and then to the Communist regime) and got it back – twice. Narrated by two generations of the Lobkowicz family and the Chief Curator of The Collections, this engaging and informative free audio guide in 8 languages is always highly recommended by visitors from all over the world.
The engaging, music-filled, one-hour audio guide escorts visitors through the museum collections and key events in European history, from the very unique and personal perspective of the Lobkowicz family. The audio guide always receives rave reviews and we encourage all visitors to take advantage of this service, which is free with the price of admission. The English-language version is narrated by two generations of the Lobkowicz family and the Chief Curator. In addition to English, the audio guide is also available in Czech, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.
The museum at the Lobkowicz Palace is open every day from 10 am (9 am during weekends) to 6 pm. Last tickets are sold at 5:30 pm.
- Regular Ticket: CZK 275
- Children (7-15 years of age) / Students / Seniors: CZK 200
- Family (2 adults + 2 children): CZK 690
- Combo Ticket (Museum + Panorama) Regular: CZK 385
- Combo Ticket (Museum + Midday Classic Concert): CZK 590
Also included in the price of admission is a 10% discount voucher for Lobkowicz Palace Café.
History of the Lobkowicz Palace Museum
After the Velvet Revolution of 1989 and the subsequent fall of the Communist government, President Václav Havel enacted a series of laws that allowed for the restitution of confiscated properties. Following a twelve-year restitution process, the Lobkowicz family once again became the rightful owner of its Palace in 2002.
After more than four years of planning, restoration and refurbishment, the Palace – hosting the Lobkowicz Palace Museum with parts of the Lobkowicz Collections, a restaurant and several beautifully adorned event rooms – was opened to the public on April 2, 2007. The reincarnation of the Palace not only revitalized an important cultural site in the heart of Europe, but also dramatically expanded the Lobkowicz family’s possibility to make the Collections accessible to Czech and international audiences.