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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

What a wonderful place! Although many staff didn't speak English, they were friendly and happy to point out the next place to go. The array of instruments on display is simply staggering! From quarter tone pianos and trumpets to crumhorns and accordians via double violins and ancient clarinets. Our visit was sadly rather hurried as we were due to attend... More

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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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.

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San Francisco, California
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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

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Schenectady, New York
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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

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