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Czech Museum of Music

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Address: Karmelitska 2/4, 118 00 Praha 1, Prague, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420 257 327 285
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Well worth a visit, even for non-musicians

We visited here after reading the reviews and learning how close it was to the other sights in Mala Strana - just a short walk down Karmelitska. The exhibits were very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We visited here after reading the reviews and learning how close it was to the other sights in Mala Strana - just a short walk down Karmelitska. The exhibits were very interesting, and the sheer number of different instruments and their craftsmanship was amazing. We loved listening to the different pieces of music. I think it would have been even... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It was raining on our final day in Prague, and as my partner and I are both music lovers we decided to spend some time at the Czech Museum of Music. Getting there was easy - the 22 tram stops just down the road. The museum is housed in a beautiful old converted baroque church, and there is a large... More 

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Mannheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Because my friends and I both love music and know how to play some instruments, we decided to include this museum in our Prague trip. The museum has many exhibitions on both floors. The first floor usually only for special exhibition and the 2nd floor is for the permanent one. You can see lots of old and new instruments belong... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Interesting visit, didn't take long to get around, but we enjoyed looking at unusual instruments and listening to different types of music. Worth the money at one 120kc

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Czech Museum of Music is a converted building. The original one created by architect Francesco Caratti. This builder is important for Czech architecture during the early baroque style. Francesco Caratti eg. the author of the original building Czernin Palace (now the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs). The Czech Museum of Music are exposed to musical instruments, concerts are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A gem for anyone interest by music history. Unique museum where you can hear a music sample performed with the exhibit instrument. We really enjoyed hearing the difference between different instruments. Was great to see and listen to different instruments. Allow a few hours for the visit. We had a very good time there. When we left, we were so... More 

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Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

At the time we entered, there was temporary exhibition with topic related to death, which was inspiration for many writers, musicians, etc. That was really interesting. After that, we got in touch with instruments, but not so deeply, since you don't have descriptions about same. Of course, if you are musician that should not be a problem for you. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Lovely staff in the museum. Exhibition is poorly laid out with not much information or flow through the exhibits. Less focus on the type or history of music in Czech, with a focus on the actual collection of musical instruments. The collection is quite extensive but without contextual information or a musicians background knowledge it was hard to appreciate what... More 

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Rosh Haayin, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Walking around old town, on our way to see the Cathedral, we stumbled across a series of windows showing marionettes and old music instruments. Being a Monday we were not sure that the museum was open, and, the big 16th century doors were closed, never the less, we checked the schedule card posted on the door and discovered that the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The best music museum I've ever seen is the Vleeshuis in Antwerp. This museum is now a close second. Like that museum, here there are audio clips of musicians playing the very instruments before your eyes. In this case, each themed room (strings, keyboards, woodwinds, etc.) Has a station in the corner with headphones and controls to listen to one... More 

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Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
Malá Strana is one of the oldest and the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city. Nestled underneath Prague Castle it was once a part of the Kings route taken by future kings on their way to coronation - originating in the Old Town, crossing Charles Bridge and leading to Saint Vitus Cathedral. Cobblestone streets are lined with picturesque medieval houses, remarkable palaces, churches, kitsch shops and restaurants. Do not hesitate to turn a corner into any narrow street. You will suddenly find yourself in a calm and charming neighborhood full of hidden gardens, parks with peacocks, fruit trees and ponds. As the neighborhood is a home to Czech Parliament and many ministries, you can also run into well-dressed officials. If you are thirsty or hungry, it is the right place to be. Restaurants offer delicious traditional food and of course, the best Czech beers.
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