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Address: Vaclavske Namesti, 68 | Nove Mesto, Prague 115 79, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420-224497111
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Now closed, but go the new building, just next to it!

It's closed, but you can enjoy now an exhibition about Death in the new building, which is next to the old National Museum. Although it's not a big event, the room with recreation... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Madrid, Spain

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It's closed, but you can enjoy now an exhibition about Death in the new building, which is next to the old National Museum. Although it's not a big event, the room with recreation of graves is a good way to understand the past and the different approaches we have towards the end of life.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The National Museum dominates the Square and can be seen wherever one is in the area. The museum was closed for a couple of months due to renovations, but when open, gives one a varied and eclectic glimpse into the history of the country

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Little Rock, AR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This museum had several exhibits, but all of them are just temporary for now, as the main building is closed for renovations. They change them all out periodically. But a few of the displays that we saw when we were there, were Noah's Arc (which is not about Noah's Arc, it's about animals - and this was probably my favorite... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The walk up Wenceslas Square is beautiful, with the statute at the end and the beatific old building in the background- which I thought was the museum. No, the museum is in a modern monstrosity next to it. The displays were well laid out and well researched, with good quality translations by them. However, the death display was a bit... More 

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Paris
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The main museum building dominates the upper end of Wenceslas Square and was built by prominent Czech neo-renaissance architect Josef Schulz from 1885 - 1891. Due to major renovations the museum will be closed until 2017. Some seven million items had to be removed to the museum’s depositories in what has been dubbed the biggest moving of museum collections in... More 

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Seoul
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The main building is closed for renovations, but we really enjoyed the temporary exhibitions - SMRT Death, Deadly Pleasures and Noah's Ark. SMRT Death in particular was quite thorough and good if you're into the weird or the morbid. Noah's Ark had a lot of animals with some interesting information about evolution, changes in what we know now vs. what... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The classical building of the National Museum is striking and beautiful, and that's about all you will be able to see, It is closed for remodeling work, and there are signs showing alternative museums. We made the mistake of entering the very modern looking museum right across the street. Do not waste your time. Noah's Ark is a work of... More 

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Strasbourg, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We expected a classical museum. What a surprise when we discovered an exhibition about death and mortal pleasures such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco and sex ... It was a weird experience and a little shocking at times. I do not know if this is a permanent exhibition, but if that is the case, it's to do at least once, unless... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

although the museum is closed for renovation, the management has an ambitious program of concerts. on ur first day in prague pass by to see the dates of the concerts. our concert was unbelievably beautiful... don't forget to buy the CD as it may be one of the best souvenirs.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Located behind the monument dedicated to St. Wenceslas, the National Museum is a truly impressive building built in the 19 th century as an important symbol of the Czech nation. Classical concert performances take place on the main staircase of this beautiful Neo-Renaissance building. Otherwise the exhibition galleries are still closed to the public as they undergo renovation.

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Address: Address: Vaclavske Namesti, 68 | Nove Mesto, Prague 115 79, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420-224497111
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Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred meters long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theaters. National Theater near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
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