Medical Museum

The Medical Museum, a Department of the National Medical Library, welcomes You every Thursday between 2 PM and 4 PM. 

For visiting at other times, please make an appointment by calling us at 296 335 964 or writing to us.

Object of the Month: October 2018

One Hundred Years of Czechoslovakia: October 28, 1918 in the Diary of Vladimír Bergauer

Motto of the diary from Jan Hus, „Rekommendace inceptora Jana,“ [Recommendation for the Inceptor John], in Václav Flajšhans, ed., Milan Svoboda, transl., Mistra Jana Husi sebrané spisy sv. I, řada I., Spisy latinské díl I. [Collected Works of M. Jan Hus, vol. I,  Series I, Latin Works Part I] (Praha: Jaroslav Bursík, 1904), 23-24, p. 24;   Josef Svatopluk Machar, „Lionardo da Vinci,“ in Pohanské plameny [Heathen Flames] (5. ed., Praha: Vesmír, 1937), 87-91, p. 90

If you shall govern yourself, you shall truly be the king: correct the past, order the present and care for the future. Jan Hus / Give a mask to the soul: the world is content with a mask, indifferent to what you bear within. J. S. Machar

Objects from our collections appear at the exhibition One Hundred Years in White Coat (Sto let v bílém plášti) organized by the Liberec Region and the North Bohemian Museum in Liberec in the hall of the Regional Authority in Liberec. If you happen to be in Liberec, you can visit the exhibition until the end of November.

Two little wood pigeons born in the rose tree of the Medical Museum garden. The smaller one did not, unfortunately, survive the current heat wave: Emil (or Emily) the wood pigeon prospers in the Prague Animal Rescue Station. Many thanks! Photo by Veronika Löblová

The exhibition Man-Made Man (Člověk v náhradách), which we have prepared together with the National Technical Museum and the Charles University, has been awarded 3rd Prize in the Museum of the Year category of the National Museum Competition Gloria Musealis 2018.


Further objects from our collections – including a jet injector used in the smallpox eradication campaign in Somalia in the 1970s – are exhibited at the Czechoslovakia in 100 objects. History of University and Republic 1918-2018 exhibition in the Prague Carolinum.

The museum collections, including old prints, are available for on-site study  as well.  The museum lends objects primarily for exhibition purposes. For loans, photographs, visits and consultation, please contact:

Medical Museum, National Medical Library

121 32  Prague 2, Sokolska 54 (courtyard building)

Head: Simon Krysl

Tel: 00420 296 335 964

The book catalogue of the Medical Museum can be accessed through the MEDVIK portal.