The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum, Prague: Hours, Address, The Postal Museum Reviews: 3.5/5

The Postal Museum
3.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tours and Tickets
The area
Address
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
  • Republic square • 7 min walk
  • Florence • 10 min walk
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MichaelBanks
Canton, TX680 contributions
Postal women
Nov 2019 • Solo
Being a mail carrier just had to visit and learn more about the postal system in Czech. From what I learn it was basically the story of women that helped the postmaster and when he died that his wife would take over for him. Very interesting little museum. Loved the panels of different stamps from around the world.
Written November 25, 2019
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GaryW123
Sheffield, UK268 contributions
Interesting for a collector
Oct 2015
Although the collections are impressive more could be done to provide interest and more in languages other than Czech would make it more interesting for visitors
Written September 19, 2016
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Hello320
Ostend, Belgium23 contributions
No English..
Jul 2014 • Solo
I have visited the museum because of the few good reviews on this site and my interest in mail. Unfortunately, all the information boards are in Czech.. I couldn't understand a word of all the information. Another thing that bothered me, was the security guard on the first floor. He followed me everywhere (If I walked 5 steps, he also walked 5 steps), which made me feel very uncomfortable. I paid around 2 euro (50ck) and stayed only 20 minutes in the museum. I would not recommend this museum to people who don't understand Czech.
Written July 15, 2014
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vakantiejozef
Olen, Belgium6,113 contributions
Great collection
Jul 2013 • Solo
Museum about the Postal history, as well as on dispaly collections of Czech and foreign stamps (760 m2 surface and +600 objects). The house itself, a former watermill, has one of the most beautiful interiors in this area, as "friend" Josef Navratil painted murals in 4 rooms depicting historic legends, all of this can be admired on top of the museum itself. Does it get better than this?
Written September 28, 2013
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czgator
DeBary, FL478 contributions
Small but beautiful museum
Jul 2013 • Family
This small museum has its main exhibition of postage stamps on the ground floor, which is interesting. They have on display some of the dies that are used for printing stamps, plus a collection of stamps from around the world dating back over 100 years.

The second floor is more interesting for its beautiful walls paintings that encompass almost every room. These were painted starting in 1847 by the famous Czech painter Josef Navrátil. This museum is small but not expensive, and will take about an hour to go thru. Its worth the visit just to see the beautiful walls, instead of the stamps.
Written August 10, 2013
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Farky
Edinburgh, UK143 contributions
A hidden gem
Aug 2012 • Friends
Not only does this little museum have a wonderful collections postal history, the building itself is like a little palace and well worth the 50CZK entrance. The older staff speak no English but still did their best to communicate some of the more interesting things in this old house.
Written August 24, 2012
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Francisco
Madrid, Spain9 contributions
Little museum full of curiosities and interesting items
Jun 2011 • Couples
We visited the museum because an Hungarian guidebook recommended it. It is placed in a art nouvea building whose stairs and gate are really beautiful. The museum is full of interesting (and working!!!) items. One of the women working there was very nice to us and showed to us the most interesting items. She even switched on some devices like teletypes, air tubes, etc. to demonstrate how they work.

Very very kind people there. And a very quiet and nice museum.
Written August 25, 2011
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum is open:
  • Tue - Wed 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM