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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

As a classical musician, this was a must see. It did not disappoint - highly recommend! I especially enjoyed the listening stations.

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Gedera, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

What's unique in this museum, is you can hear a music sample performed with the exhibt instrument, which gives the visitor a much wider experience. I don't know if everyone will notice the quadernote in the experimental piano, or will enjoy hearing the difference between valve and key trumpet, but I had a very good time there.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

This place is a real gem for anyone who has an interest in the history of musical instruments. Arranged by class of instrument (keyboard, stringed, wood-wind etc.), the museum has a selection of instruments from different periods, along with a number of stations where you can listen to sample pieces of music and hear how some of these instruments sounded.... More 

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Herford, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had a rainy last day in Prague and opted for the music museum. The employees were VERY friendly. Their English was limited, but were eager to help in any way they could. According to ones' interest level, you can spend hours in this museum. Many instruments I had never seen before and what is very nice are the two... More 

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I have been to several music museums and I enjoyed my trip to the museum, however... Advantages - Wide range of instruments - Interesting exhibition on Death in music - Modern displays - Excellent audio samples in each room; a must. Needs Improvement: - There is nothing particularly Czech about the museum, it could be a museum anywhere in the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

the short term exhibition was about music for the death, it was so interesting to read the fantasies & histories behind them. We could also listen to some pieces which were all really nice and special, i guess it would've been even nicer if you could understand what they sing. unfortunately we spent too much time on listening to musics... More 

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