The film premier of the restored digital version of the film “Journey to the Beginning of Time” (1955) will be held on 30th June and 4th July 2013 at the International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary.

This non-fiction film from 1955 tells the story of four boys who set sail on a wooden boat up the river of time on a fantastic journey to the prehistoric Earth. One by one they explore the Quaternary, - including the Ice Age - the Tertiary, the Mesozoic and the Paleozoic Eras up to the Silurian sea, where they find a living trilobite.

After floods the museum is open again! Come to enjoy our Film Special Effects exposition during your stay in Prague! If you´ll come on Sunday you can enjoy our exposition together with Zeman´s films which are presented with English subtitles!

Sunday screening: 
10:00 - The Journey to the Beginning
13:00 - The Fabulous World of Jules Verne
15:00 - The Fabulous Baron Munchausen

After preventive mooving of the exposition because of floods, museum again opens its exposition in Prague! We are  looking for your visit from this afternoon!

The Museum of Karel Zeman expands its horizons!

The Museum of Karel Zeman offers you a bridge into the unique atmosphere of Zeman's films.

The Saxon court beside Prague's Charles Bridge in the Lesser Town, where the museum is located, is filled with new special effects from the film Journey to the Beginning of Time. A wading dinosaur awaits visitors, even prior to visiting the exhibition, together with a prehistoric elephant and a Paleozoic swamp.

A series of lectures starting April 20, 2013!

The first lecture will look behind the scenes of special effects used in the Czech Republic and the world.

Within his 2 hour lecture, full of intriguing examples, Boris Masník will guide you through the development of animation production since the classical techniques used in the 20th century of which the visionary Karel Zeman was a master, to the technologies used today. He will introduce you to various techniques, groundbreaking films as well as current trends in computer effects in the era of 3D movies and digital technology.

Limited capacity! Book your place on time!

Beginning April 20, 2013 15:00. • Price 90 CZK / person • Price 60 CZK / students and visitors of the museum with an ticket to exposition. Reservations.

Friday, March 15, 2013 - The Karel Zeman Museum has won the ARAS Award. The award is given by the Association of Directors and Cameramen for a creative work, organizational activity or any production in the audiovisual sector. Thank you!


The awards ceremony and presentation of the prizes took place at the start of the “FEBIO FEST” film festival in the Cinestar cinema in Andel, Prague. Representatives of the Karel Zeman Museum were presented the award by the chairman of the ARAS AWARD 2013 jury, writer-director Peter Kaňka and screenwriter and writer Miroslav Adamec.


The award statuette, used for the ARAS Award this year for the first time, was designed by the sculptress Šárka Radová. The figurine represents the "Muse of Film-makers" and is made of “bisque”, unglazed white china. The base of the statuette carries the words – "CENA ARAS" with the year of the award, “2013”, marked on the side. The inscription on the base is painted in brick red into engraved lettering.



Even on the most important of spring holidays the Karel Zeman Museum is not idle. If you are fishing for something interesting during the Easter holidays in the city center, be sure to come see us!


During the Easter holidays we have prepared workshops for visitors to an Easter animation theme: 30/3/2013 as from 10.00, 12.30 and 15.00. The main role is taken by - what else - eggs!

And that's not all! Announcing a great Easter contest!


Make your own eggs from a submarine from the Zeman Jules Verne film. Bring it to us by 1/4/2013 to the Museum and visit the exhibition for free!

Any child visitor that wins a ticket to the Museum between 29/3 and 1/4, may be accompanied by at least one adult admission free!


ll eggy entries will be exhibited over Easter at the Karel Zeman Museum and on the www.muzeumkarlazemana.cz site, where site visitors can vote for the best submarine. The authors of three beautiful submarines will be rewarded with interesting prizes!


The museum is open during the Easter holidays every day. You are cordially invited!

Interactive tablet guide in English, France, German, Chinese, Italian, Japanese and Spain available from 2013/15/03.

Thursday, 10th January 2013 01:09

Welcome to the new web pages of the Karel Zeman Museum. Please be patient with us as we are still moving in to our new permanent home on line, and are posting more and more information for you in our new, clearer format. We are trying hard to get it right!

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