We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Czech Museum of Music

Karmelitska 2/4, 118 00 Praha 1, Prague, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
420 257 327 285
Improve this listing
Ranked #46 of 303 attractions in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
14 visitor photos
Write a Review

84 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Groningen, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This museum isn't large but I would recommend it to all the music lovers around here. It's not expansive. the expo was very nice indeed. God mothers dead was a trilling experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

As others have mentioned, the permanent collection there is surprisingly diverse and it is interesting to see how many different variations of traditional instruments there are. I enjoyed taking my time and stopping at every music station to listen to song recordings of the various instruments and time periods. I would recommend this place to anyone interested in music and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Schenectady, New York
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
61 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you want to see unusual, beautifully displayed instruments, this is the place for you. And it's not just a piano Mozart played on (but that's there too, and in itself makes the visit worthwhile.) the museum is organized by the type of instrument, with various string instruments (lots of things like viola da gamba), harps, wood winds, brass, pianos,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Edinburg, UK
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

For anyone who has the slightest interest in period music, rare and odd musical instruments and period costumes, this is a "must see" museum. What makes it so special was that for each type of instrument ( string, woodwind, etc) there are headphones to wear and musical compositions featuring some of the instruments in that specific room. What's even better... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We visited this museum based on a recommendation by the staff at the Bedrich Smetana Museum...and we're glad we did. This is an interactive museum which houses music instruments, and using headphones, one can listen to timbres of all the instruments via short musical passages. For example, one can hear the different sound qualities of a violin, viola, cello and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Prague, Czech Republic
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We visited this museum for The Beatles exhibition - many things about legendary group was there, Prague´s Lennon wall also... but museum is good also without Beatles - music fans must see!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Czechowice-Dziedzice, Poland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Good layout, Typical museum experience. Not that big and can be covered in around 60 minutes. Lots of weird instrument that the average eye hasn't seen. Worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
38 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Do you like music? Do you like cultural history? Then, do not miss this if you have a bit of time. It is a few blocks from the Charles Bridge and full of contemporary exhibits as well as historic musical instruments and music. The special exhibit we saw concerned the Waltz and included clothing from the Balls, instruments, original music,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The building itself is very attractive the main hall of which with its dramatic cieling is worth a squint even if you went no further. The permanent exhibition consists of hundreds of musical instruments of all kinds. The descriptions are given in both Czech and English. Each set of instruments has an audio guide with several examples of music played... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Wide exhibition of (weird) instruments like the quarter-tone piano, harmonium, and clavichords. The recordings were still quite interesting as they showed instruments which most of us have never heard of or will ever get a chance to hear in the future. But non-music lovers would probably be very bored here. I am a music lover and I found it tiring... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Czech Museum of Music? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Czech Museum of Music, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing