The Museum Kampa is located in the historical premises of the Sova Mills in the middle of Kampa Park in the Lesser Town. Kampa is an island which is separated from the mainland by the Čertovka stream. In addition to the collection of 20th-century art (including also the 19th and 21st centuries), the museum is attractive for its location, as it provides a beautiful view of Hradčany and the entire embankment lining the Vltava River. Charles Bridge is just a 5-minute walk away.
USEFUL INFORMATION FOR VISITORS
Address: U Sovových mlýnů 2, Praha 1 – Malá Strana
GPS coordinates: 50.0840311N, 14.4084692E
PUBLIC TRANSPORT CONNECTIONS
The closest public transport stops near the Museum Kampa:
- From the direction of the Legion Bridge: Újezd tram stop
- From the direction of Petřín Hill: Újezd or Hellichova tram stop
OPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION
For up-to-date information about the admission fees and opening hours of the Museum Kampa, visit the official website.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MUSEUM KAMPA
The site was established already in the 10th century. By the end of the 1990s, Meda Mládková acquired the entire site to use it for the purpose of the Museum Kampa. The collection is based on the works of artists who were not allowed to exhibit until the Velvet Revolution. The permanent exhibition includes the collections by Jiří Kolář, František Kupka and other modern artists. Catalogues of the exhibitions and various related books can be purchased in the museum shop.
A few metres behind the Museum Kampa, you will discover three bronze statues of babies (350 cm high and 260 cm wide) by artist David Černý. Behind them, there is a line of yellow penguins installed on the Vltava River, which are connected with cables and illuminated at night. Behind the museum towards Charles Bridge stands a memorial London Plane Tree (Platanus Acerifolia), which is estimated to be 200 years old. At the opposite end of the park in front of the Sova Mills is a six-metre high wooden chair. A few metres away stands a statue of a praying monk by British sculptor Kaivalya Torphy and a statue called the Titans, three roughly processed tree trunks.
Rybářský klub restaurant is right next to the Museum Kampa. It offers fresh fish dishes and a beautiful view over the river and the opposite bank of the Vltava. For more information, visit www.rybklub.cz.
MUSEUM KAMPA AND NEARBY HISTORICAL SIGHTS
When visiting the Museum Kampa, there are plenty of other interesting sights nearby to explore, including the Liechtenstein Palace, ancient houses on the Na Kampě Square, the Werich Villa, the John Lennon Wall, Charles Bridge, the Čertovka, the seat of the Knights of Malta, Petřín Hill, the Střelecký Island, the Žofín Palace and many others.