Museum of Communism

Museum of Communism, Prague

Museum of Communism
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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This museum looks at what Czech society and life was like under the Communist regime.
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1-2 hours
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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
  • Republic square • 3 min walk
  • Central Station • 8 min walk
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Yas
Dubai, United Arab Emirates409 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
Museum is interesting to visit. Especially if you’re passionate about history. It gives good information about life under communism, it does give the feeling of being purely an American narrative. Entrance fee is exaggerated 380 czh while most museums in Prague are at 200-250
Written December 7, 2021
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Michael J
Washington DC, DC30 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Great in-depth detail about the influence of communism on the Czech people. Very clean and bright exhibits with a variety of perspectives.

Bring cash for the gift shop, though. You can use a credit card for the admission fee, but anything else requires cash.

The only downside is that a number of exhibit walls have letters missing on the English version. After a while, it gets pretty annoying.
Written October 10, 2021
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Pharmboy88
Aberdeen, UK109 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Interesting museum that’s takes you through the history of communism in Prague, and the Czech Republic, also the effect this had on people’s lives. Exhibits very well designed and showcased.
A lot of reading involved (a bit too much) my interest waned before I reached the end. Not very interactive which is a shame. Also horrifically expensive all things considered (believe this may be the most expensive museum in Prague). Felt like we were paying for the building and glossy design. I believe the museum was located elsewhere a few years previously (according to Lonely Planet) and was cheaper.
Worth a visit if the subject peaks your interest however prepare yourself for expensive admission and lots of information to read.
Written May 2, 2022
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Bjmoo10
Akron, OH93 contributions
Aug 2021
If you have a raining day or are interest in the Czech experience with communism and its escape via the Velvet Revolution, this museum is a good choice. We visited on a day when some rain was predicted and it was worth the visit. Not for kids really. Mostly panels to read with good pictures or exhibits to amplify the descriptions. It really does a great job contrasting the descent into a horrible period under Russia communism and direct/indirect control and then the path to freedom culminating with the Velvet Revolution. To see the City of Prague now and think of it the way described in the museum before the velvet revolution is a real eye opener.
Written August 6, 2021
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David D
763 contributions
May 2022
This museum, unobtrusively located near Namestie Republikly, aims to show the visitor the history of Communism in the Czech Republic. It tells of the origins of the belief system, of the aftermath of WWII when the communists seized power, and of how the communist state functioned. Finally it shows the downfall of Communism and the Velvet Revolution. It is not the most visually spectacular of Prague museums, but certainly worth visiting for anyone interested in recent Czech history, as all of these things are still within living memory.
Written May 14, 2022
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Charlotte
3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
I was really excited to come here as I had never been to a previously communist country before so thought the museum could provide a unique insight. It was a lot of reading with not many sitting opportunities so not too good if you struggle with mobility like myself. I did find the museum very interesting however wished there had been a less biased report at times and more information on theoretical communism rather than the negatives that happened when the country was under a communist ruling. I know many atrocities were committed whilst the communists were in power however I think it should be more clearly advertised that it was a museum focused on the history of communism in the Czech Republic rather than communism as a philosophy. The gift shop was small and admission was quite expensive. Overall I enjoyed it and am glad I went but I think if you are politically left-leaning then be aware that it is very negative and anti-communist.
Written June 18, 2022
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Juan M
Vina del Mar, Chile6 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
The museum is mainly a historic guide through the country’s communist experience. It has some items that take the viewer to that time. The messages are easy to follow, although if you want to read the whole history, it will probably take you more than one hour.
Written February 20, 2022
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Katie H
Manchester, UK33 contributions
Sep 2021
This museum was great, giving a good guide through the Communist history of the country. Having been to several museums throughout Eastern Europe on the topic of communism, this is by far my favourite.
They also provided some of my all time favourite holiday souvenirs of Candles Busts of Communist Dictators.
Written February 22, 2022
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RaviMendis
Leeds, UK19 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
Once a communist satellite state of the USSR, communism in the Czech Republic exists only in a museum.

Just as it portrays propaganda as a tool of the Communists, it's narrative is blatantly one sided in an oddly self descriptive irony.

For that reason I found it very disappointing.

I paid good money to experience a capitalist presentation on the failure of communism.
Written April 30, 2022
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Ricky B
Dayton, OH36 contributions
May 2022 • Family
This museum tells the story of life in Czechoslovakia during Communist rule from the end of World War II to the early 1990s. It is very detailed with lots of reading and small mementos to explain what the Czech people went through during the Communist era. This is information we never were exposed to in the West do it is important to see it and learn of what they went thru. Worth checking out if you like history. Took about 2 1/2 hours to get through it.
Written June 12, 2022
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