NaFilM: National film museum

NaFilM: National film museum

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1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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It's a hidden gem in Prague for all film lovers - the first of its kind in the Czech Republic. It transforms a museum into a fascinating world of cinema where visitors not only learn new things but also gain a unique experience. Thanks to interactive exhibits everyone across different generations can find out how film works and learn more about its history. Come and see film differently! All museum texts are available in English, German and Russian. We all speak Czech and English, but we will find a way to show you around the museum no matter what language you speak!
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1-2 hours
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from $9.19
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Neighborhood: Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred meters long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theaters. National Theater near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
How to get there
  • bridge • 2 min walk
  • national Ave • 3 min walk
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Bogdan
Prague, Czech Republic8 contributions
May 2021
While Prague is popular for its delicious beer and amazing castles, one must not overlook its museums. Me and my girlfriend stumbled upon the National Film Museum one sunny day as we were strolling through the Franciscan Garden in Prague 1. As we are both movie enthusiasts we decided to go in and were not disappointed.

On the contrary, the museum is one of Prague's hidden gems. Due to the fact that more than half of the exhibits are interactive, visiting the film museum makes for a fun and educational experience, offering visitors the opportunity to learn more about how movies were made back in the days. For instance, you can create your own movie soundtrack - this was also our favourite part.

Although it's not very popular amongst tourists, maybe because of its location (it's enclosed in the Franciscan Garden) or the lack of promo, make time for a visit here next time you come to Prague.
Written May 30, 2021
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Thanks very much for such a lovely review, we really really appreciate it! We are glad you were not afraid of trying an unbeaten path and decided to enter to the museum you just stumbled upon. And even more that you didn't have to regret your curiosity - but enjoyed it fully! Hopefully you'll be an inspiration for many more to come .)
Written June 6, 2021
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Radek U
1 contribution
Jun 2022
This is a great opportunity for children and adults as well to get some insight into the physics of sight and movie history. I liked the model train casting shades of silhouettes on walls. The staff is young and very helpful.
Written June 26, 2022
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Thank you, can't agree more! We love the fact you point out the train shadow projection, it's also one of favourites!*
Written July 2, 2022
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Jan M
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
The museum is an interactive story about optical principles of cinema like the laterna magica, stroboscope, zootrope etc. All of the exhibits let you play with them, as an adult, you can get an insight to how recording movies works and you can be sure that your kids will not be bored. There are flashing lights and repetitive sounds, so of you have epilepsy etc... don't go there. They have a small café/bar in case you have to wait for your friends who get drawn into the exhibition for too long, which happened to me. The staff are students of movie theory/production and will explain everything in Czech and English.

Just go there and have fun.
Written January 4, 2020
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What a great review, thanks a lot, we love it all - along with the "title"! Thank you!
Written January 20, 2020
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Vendula B
2 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
An excellent guided tour with many interactive activities, suitable for kids as well as adults. The museum gives you an overall idea of the origins of film and enables you to try different visual experiments from basic ones to virtual reality. You can also try to be a foley artist and to make a simple cartoon. Highly recommended!
Written October 6, 2020
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Thank you very much for your great review and recommendation, we really appreciate it! It's wonderful to get such feedback for the guided tour as well as for the museum itself. Hope we'll see you as well as your students in the museum again soon!
Written October 7, 2020
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Elisabetta D
Rome, Italy2 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
This little museum offers a peculiar variety of activities related to the moving image, to better understand the basics of cinema, ranging from the magic lantern to virtual reality. Loved the sound cabin where you can score scenes from great movies.
Perfect for kids!
Written August 20, 2020
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This is amazing review - in one sentence you managed to capture it all! Thanks a lot for that <3
Written August 21, 2020
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Luzie V
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
This interactive museum let's you explore first-hand how film developed, and what discoveries had to first be made about our eyes and brain. You can play around with sound and even make your own soundtrack to movies. At the end, you can make your own animation and learn how much work goes into it! Highly recommend, for adults and kids!
Written January 6, 2020
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Thanks a lot for your thorough review and recommendation, it's much appreciated!
Written January 20, 2020
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Hanna Lee
1 contribution
Feb 2020
Very interactive and interesting museum. The staff was friendly and the museum was a great way to learn about film in a memorable way. Highlights include a virtual reality journey, chance to be a foley artist and record your own sound and the make your own animation creation.
Written February 10, 2020
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Thanks a lot for pointing out your personal highlights! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us <3
Written February 11, 2020
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Oliviaw
Bury St. Edmunds, UK4 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
An amazing little museum and a great way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy day! Very reasonable price for entry (we paid 160czk each) and all staff were lovely throughout our visit and very helpful explaining the details of the exhibits to us. Even as 4 adults we had so much fun with all the interactive exhibits, especially creating our own soundtrack to a film clip. Very detailed information on the film making process as well as a bit of silliness. Would definitely recommend to anybody as a must see in Prague!
Written January 10, 2020
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Thanks a lot for such a great recommendation! We are glad we could provide you an enjoyable rainy day plan in Prague <3
Written January 20, 2020
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Tsigara A.
3 contributions
May 2022
It's a hidden treasure and I recommend it for both film and non-film lovers! You learn all about how cinema works and how it has evolved. The staff is very kind and light-hearted. They also serve coffee, which makes it a nice stop to have some rest! I wish the NaFilm crew all the best!
Written June 5, 2022
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Thank you very much, what a review and recommendation! It makes our hearts melt <3
Written June 30, 2022
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Terese A
1 contribution
Oct 2022
One of the best museums in Prague! The staff, who are film students, were lovely and very helpful. The museum is interactive and informative and honestly just really cool. Not too crowded which made it even more enjoyable and definitely worth visiting. Strongly recommend you all to visit.
Written November 3, 2022
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Thank you very much for such a great review and recommendation, we love it! *
Written November 17, 2022
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