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Czech Museum of Music

Karmelitska 2/4, 118 00 Praha 1, Prague, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
420 257 327 285
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Ranked #44 of 269 attractions in Prague
Type: Museums
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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

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Prague, Czech Republic
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24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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!

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Czechowice-Dziedzice, Poland
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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.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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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

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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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

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Singapore, Singapore
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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

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Associated with the Czech Conservatory of Music, it is a small museum of primarily stringed instruments, beautiful and also historic, containing instruments used by major figures in music such as Mozart, and sometimes the instruments on which they composed. Recordings allow you to hear the instruments played. LIttle known but very, very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Since Prague has so many museums, we decided to "pick our battles" and went for the music museum. That was a good decision. For a small fee, you get to see a great exhibition of different instruments and lots of listening stations to really understand what you're facing. There were some fun interactive games in the bgining for you to... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We had a few hours spare, so decided to go to the Czech Museum of Music. Unlike many other sites in Prague, it was much quieter, calmer and cooler - a welcome respite from the heaving crowds. We really enjoyed the temporary exhibition on the waltz and polka - especially the interactive elements such as learning the rhythms of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We really enjoyed our visit. The temporary exhibition on the history of the polka and waltz had some surprising and very imaginative interactive exhibits - we won't spoil the surprise! And the permanent exhibition of instruments along with its audio exhibits, is really interesting too. The museum is also an oasis of calm in this heaving city. Nice café and... More

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