National Museum building basement flooded

A damaged pipeline flooded the basement of the new National Museum building on Wenceslas Square over the weekend. It remains unclear whether the fault lies in an external or internal pipe, but the damage is not extensive, a spokesperson said.

The new National Museum building was initially built to house the Prague Stock Exchange and was opened in February 1938. After World War II, it housed the National Assembly and later the Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia.

In 1995, it served as headquarters for Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. It has been part of the National Museum since 2006 and is a cultural monument.

Author: Brian Kenety