Museum – Who are we?

The small university museum is a part of the Faculty of Science Charles University in Prague. We are a traditional institution with a history going back to 1937. The credit for the foundation of the museum belongs mainly to Dr. Ales Hrdlicka. Our small museum is a cultural place with a unique character. Immediate linkup to the academic enviroment provides participation of scientific masterminds.

A place where things tell stories

Museum has a specific atmosphere which resembles a cabinet of curiosities that brings you back into the past. We aim to provide a place where the public, students and scientists can meet and present socially important aspects and problems of scientific research. The permanent exhibition introduces human evolution, development of a human being, pathology, death and human diversity and variability.

Learn more about what does it mean to be human

We are open during the academic year after previous agreement via web form or via email.
We recommend you to book our guided tour (duration max. 90 minutes) that can be carried out during the whole week, even the weekends. The tour is lead by experienced guides. For booking use

Do you sometimes think about what does it mean to "be human"? Together, we can find answers.

How the human species to it's present form? Were our ancestors ill? What happens with the body after death? What can the human body endure? Can we prevent deterioration of the human body? How did anthropologists work in the past and how do they work today?

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Hrdlicka Museum of Man
Faculty of Science CU
Vinicna 7
128 00
Czech Republic
How to find us

Opening times

Academic year (September – June):
after previous agreement

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Guided tours in English can be booked in advance by web form, by email or by phone +420 724 039 933.

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