The National Heritage Institute and heritage conservation

The Czech Republic is a country full of historic buildings. Many of them are owned by the state, and the National Heritage Institute (NPÚ) looks after them. We tell you their stories and open their gates to you, allowing them to live and develop into this millennium. We also research historic buildings, and provide assistance to all those who look after them. We are proud of every chapel, wooden cottage, mansion, brewery and unique bridge that has been rescued, and we are keen to show them to you.

what NPÚ does

We help people look after historic buildings in our country

We research historic buildings and their care, evaluate our findings and put them into practice

NPÚ activities

We look after castles, country houses and palaces owned by the state

We open historic buildings to the public, so you can enjoy their beauty and learn about their value

List of heritage sites

We present the country’s cultural heritage and its care

We talk and write about our work, and demonstrate it – to experts and laypeople, children and adults

Heritage conservation


How archaeology can be beneficial? Not only this we asked Mr. Barney Sloane.

10. 3. 2020

Mr. Barney Sloane, EAC Director, couldn´t miss last EAC annual meeting held 5 to 7 March 2020 in Prague. In a given interview he has assessed the meeting and relations...

Erzgebirge and Kladruby inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List

8. 7. 2019

Two successful projects for the Czech Republic at once, after sixteen years! The number of Czech heritage sites included in the UNESCO World Heritage List has increased...

The National Heritage Institute celebrates the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci

2. 5. 2019

Like many cultural institutions worldwide, the National Heritage Institute in the Czech Republic this year celebrates the 500th anniversary of the death of the brilliant...