National Museum will open its dome with panoramic view of Prague in March

The newly restored dome, previously closed to the public, promises sprawling views of Prague's city center and castle

The historical building of the National Museum, which underwent several years of major renovations and recently reopened on the 100th anniversary of the Czechoslovak Republic in October, has closed its doors once again.

The good news: it’ll be back — with new and improved exhibits and attractions — this spring.

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Having shut down at the beginning of February, the museum on Prague’s Wenceslas Square will continue to conduct maintenance and “testing of all technologies” with a scheduled re-opening date of March.

Following the March re-opening (a specific date has not yet been given), visitors will not only be able to enjoy new exhibitions, but the National Museum will also offer a dazzling new view.

“Visitors will have the chance to see the newly-built courtyards and will also be able to reach the unique dome of this unique building, where access has previously not been possible,” Kristina Kvapilová, a spokeswoman for the National Museum, told Denik.

On a webpage devoted to its reconstruction, the NM writes that museum-goers will be able to “climb up to the dome to see the panorama of the historical center of Prague and the Prague Castle.”

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At a later date this spring, a corridor connecting the Historic building with the New Museum building (the former Federal Assembly) is due to open, allowing visitors the opportunity to explore numerous exhibitions without having to exit and re-enter.

In addition to the ongoing  2 x 100 and Czech-Slovak/Slovak-Czech exhibitions, exhibits devoted to Czechslovak flyers in Britain as well as Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun are scheduled for later this year.

Prague’s National Museum has been seeing record lines of visitors, both tourists and locals, eager to get into the newly renovated space which offered free admission through 2018.

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