National Museum – the New Building

The building that now houses the museum originally served as the Prague Exchange, later became the seat of the Parliament, only to be transformed yet again into a broadcasting studio. The design of the current building is closely associated with the architect Karel Práger. To the general public the edifice is known as the former Federal Council and more recently as the headquarters of Radio Free Europe. Listed as a cultural heritage site of the Czech Republic, it was brought under the auspices of the National Museum in 2009. The building boasts an attractive location right by Wenceslas Square. The venue offers several large halls, a meeting room with a unique view of Prague and an outdoor atrium with an adjacent conservatory for hire to host festive dinners, banquets, conventions or lectures.