In the Czech Republic, the archives managed by the CNB are one of the most important sources of the economic history of the Czech Lands and Central Europe in the last two centuries.
The archive materials enable researchers to study not only the history of the business activities and strategies of financial institutions, but also the operation of a wide range of the Czech and Czechoslovak industrial and commercial companies or public institutions that borrowed from them.
In our research room, you can study up to 7,354.85 metres of archive documents and 96 archive collections.
Additional information is available at https://www.cnb.cz/cs/o_cnb/archiv-cnb/.
Use of the Archive by the public:
You may only visit the research room if you have made an appointment by phone or e-mail. The research room of the CNB Archive is located in the CNB building in Prague 1, Na Příkopě 28. The studying of archive materials in the research room is regulated by the Research Rules of the Archive of the CNB. Those wishing to study at the Archive must fill in a researcher’s form and show proof of identity every time they visit.
Monday to Thursday: 8.00 a.m.–4.00 p.m., Friday: 8.00 a.m.–2.00 p.m.
Česká národní banka
Odbor Návštěvnické centrum ČNB
Na Příkopě 28
+420 224 411 111
+420 224 412 288
+420 224 413 710
+420 224 413 759
+420 224 412 403
The requested archive materials are made ready for viewing by the archive staff in the research room on the agreed date. These materials may not be lent outside the research room and may only be studied in person.
Archive tools (catalogues and registers) are also available in analogue and electronic form.
At the written request of institutions and private individuals, the CNB Archive conducts searches of its processed collections. This service, including the sending of copies of documents, is provided for remuneration according to the pricelist.