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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 #43 of 315 Attractions in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Herford, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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San Francisco, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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Schenectady, New York
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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

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Edinburg, UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 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

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103 reviews 103 reviews
41 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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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!

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