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Address: Vaclavske Namesti, 68 | Nove Mesto, Prague 115 79, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420-224497111
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Recent Czech history

This museum has an interesting display of recent Czech history, from World War 1 through to the present day. You can go downstairs into the mausoleum where one of the communist... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
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Prague, Czech Republic
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know till when, but the Museum has been closed for a while and do not even have some lights to see it properly at night. Because of that, if, even closed, you want to take a look at it, go during the day.

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Lakeland, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were drawn to this museum because of a sign for a "Noah's Ark" exhibition. When we went there we were confused on why they would have an exhibit on Noah's Ark but then have displays which seemed to say that it wasn't a historical event. For instance there was a dinosaur skeleton, but it said that it died millions... More 

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Thank strangenewland
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This museum has an interesting display of recent Czech history, from World War 1 through to the present day. You can go downstairs into the mausoleum where one of the communist leaders was kept (after his death) and out on display. The place is pretty creepy. For an extra fee you can go to the top of the monument. Here... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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226 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

The museum itself is good and has a good amount of information. Some areas include free wifi. It can get crowded and access to some floors will be delayed until people leave. English is a big problem. Practically it is not spoken beyond the ticket office. All employees after that do not speak English and communication is an issue. Do... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We'd read that the main museum was closed, but chose to go to the building next to, where we'd read that exhibits had been moved to. In reality, only three sections were operational, and bizarrely we weren't allowed to access the third (on the top floor) because there were too many people in the building - we were told that... More 

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Thank dubaisue2015
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

It is located at Vinohradská 1at the southern end of Wenceslas Square. The huge palatial building supposedly houses 14 million items. However it was closed for renovation and the artefacts have been moved to the National assembly building so wecould not see any of the items. Quite a disapointment.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I was told that the building was being refurbished, and has moved its artefact into the National assembly building next door, you can't miss it, it's the really communist looking building, that sits like an ugly sister beside the original beauty. Unfortunately, because of time, we were unable to visit, so I can only really comment on the magnificent comparison... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Walked from the river up a steep hill to find that the actual museum is closed for renovations! The substitute building and its exhibitions were poor and definitely not worth the entrance fee. Until the renovated building is opened, visit another Prague museum would be my advice.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

From what I hear, the museum is being renovated. When the entire museum is open and available to the public, it is definitely one of the best in the world. Their collection is huge and you could spend an entire day perusing their artifacts.

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Thank katytate13
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

The old museum is still closed, probably behind schedule. The only thing open is the next door Brutalist building with a exhibit on death and death practices, on the naming of new lifeforms, and a display of mounted animals in an Ark. Kinda lame and half the signs seem just run through Google translate

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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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