The main building is closed for reconstruction.
The main museum building is located on the upper end of Wenceslas Square and was built by prominent Czech neo-renaissance architect Josef Schulz and completed in 1890. The entrance to the museum is reached by a ramp that is decorated with allegorical statues. The rich marble interior of the museum is a very impressive scene. According to their website, the National Museum at present contains several million items of material concerning the areas of mineralogy, paleontology, mycology, botany, entomology, zoology, anthropology, and also archeology which is mostly concerned with the period from Neolithic times to the 10th century CE.
Among the most valued departments of the museum are: