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New exhibition on the tram line maps the history of the area around the National Museum and Čelakovské sady

An exhibition entitled “Transformation of the area around the National Museum and Čelakovské sady” was opened on the tram line between the Historical and New National Museum buildings on Thursday. This exhibition maps the history of the area to its present day on 26 panels. The vernissage included two guided tours with the authors of the architectural and landscape design. The exhibition was organised by Prague City Hall in cooperation with the City District of Prague 1, the National Museum and the author of the concept, the Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR). The exhibition will be open to the public until the end of July. 


The exhibition consists of historic photographs and material mapping the past and present of the Historical National Museum building, the former seat of the Federal Assembly and Čelakovské sady. It is devoted to transport, green spaces, the original route of the tram line and construction of the North-South Highway.

“It is evident that by working together we can help Prague. The area around the National Museum has flourished thanks to exemplary cooperation between the IPR, city district and City Hall, in which we truly acted as one city with common interests,“ says Deputy Mayor Petr Hlaváček.

All 26 large-format panels are located in the area of the future tram line. The exhibition also invites people to use the entire space of the Museum oasis, which, after many years, now also belongs to pedestrians once more. The first Prague chairs and tables, which will improve public areas in Prague once again this year, were also installed here at the end of March.

“You may have heard of the Manual for the Creation of Public Spaces developed by our Public Space Office. You can see the benefits of this document in practice here. The latest practices for growing trees and flowers were applied here and this is also one of the first places to use the city’s new unified street furniture” says Ondřej Boháč, Director of IPR.

The exhibition will be open until the end of July and was organised with the cooperation of Prague 1, Prague City Hall and the National Museum.

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