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Gastronomy Museum Prague

Jakubska 12, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
0042-0602-108017
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Ranked #51 of 300 attractions in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: Museum is depicting in very vivid form entire history of cooking and food preparation from early days of human kind, through stone age, medieval smoke... more » Owner description: Museum is depicting in very vivid form entire history of cooking and food preparation from early days of human kind, through stone age, medieval smoke kitchen, renaissance palace kitchen, first coal, gas and electrical stove, origin and forms of beer brewing, story of distillates, wine regions in CR and list of famous chefs in history of culinary arts. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

This small and cozy museum will guide you through the history of food preparation methods. Spoken explanations for each section and the souvenir museum store are some of the highlights.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It is a very nice museum. The descriptions are easy to read and staffs are super friendly! They talked us through some of the sections and introduced us to other great places in Prague. I would say they are the friendliest people I met during the stay in Prague :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed this museum. It offers a very interesting overview of food preparation over time (from the paleolithic era up to modern times). The hosts are the nicest museum owners I've ever met, they make you feel very welcome and have a few interesting stories to tell.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Two foodies visited this museum with great anticipation. I dont know what is wrong with it but it is boring. There aren't enough exhibits. What there is is not imaginatively presented...it just seems like reading Wikipedia with a few lame exhibits thrown in. At the top of the stairs I had a lame conversation about the merits of gas cooking... More

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

I was expecting a bit more based on all the 5 star reviews. I'm glad I went, but it wasn't anything special. I appreciated that there were 3 sections of the museum that the museum guides explained in detail but some of the rooms were just panels of reading about Czech cooks which I didn't find that remarkable. However, I... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Presented is the history of cooking. From the time of our are most distant ancestors to present. Here you will learn the significant developments that lead to major changes in our lifestyles through the ages all based on our cooking technology. Planting, hunting, utensils, storage, types of stoves, and more. There are cooking demonstrations for groups in reserved in advance.... More

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Edmonton, AB
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Only went here because it was raining, and we were glad to be inside but that was about it. For 180kr would have been better to have a coffee or beer somewhere. Only go if you really have nothing else to do, and we consider ourselves foodies.

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GastronomyMuseum, Manager at Gastronomy Museum Prague, responded to this review

Dear Simms327 Edmonton, AB Yes, we understand that this kind of weather did put you in bad mood, and probably made you to overlook the fact, that this is one of the few museums in the world presenting eternal human quest for securing food and safe shelter from the time of Stone Age till modern era, avoiding wars or political... More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

This is a small museum and we finished within half an hour. You see how kitchens have evolved through time but the the focus is not learning about food in general. The girls who run the place are very sweet and helpfull. The teasting of mead was a fine feature.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Must see for foodies :) The museum is quite small but price is fair. Staff is very friendly. There are a few things you can taste e.g. "Mjød".

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Madrid, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I went there because I saw the good reviews it had on this website. However, it was quite poor. The ground floor has a historical development of how men started to cook food. They start with Prehistory...to go right into late Middle Ages, no Greeks nor Romans allowed in this part. The upper floor has more information (on paper) and... More

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GastronomyMuseum, Manager at Gastronomy Museum Prague, responded to this review

Dear Claudina R, thank you for your comment. Our Gastronomy Museum is presenting regional (we call it „North from Alps“) history of food and drink preparation, newer the less you have obviously missed very unique reconstruction of ancient Greek hearth from the year of 1000 B.C. And you are right, there is no Roman Empire period gastronomy history documented as... More

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