Muzeum komunismu

Muzeum komunismu, Prague

Muzeum komunismu
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from $38.70
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
About
This museum looks at what Czech society and life was like under the Communist regime.
Suggested duration
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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YellowTang22
1 contribution
Good starting point
Aug 2019
Lots of information, which puts the communist era into context with the rest of Czech history and good English translations. I agree it was slightly biased though, and would have benefited from more interviews from people who lived under the regime.
Written May 28, 2020
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Georgi S
1 contribution
Let's capitalize on communism!
Nov 2019
Although, I did enjoy seeing some of the photos, which probably are all being pulled out of a single album, the museum felt like western propaganda against the communist regime. I think that if you carry the label "Museum", you should keep a certain level of neutrality. This "museum" felt like it's being backed up by an american investor.

A year ago, I visited an exhibition at Getty Museum in LA and to be honest with you the texts were a lot more neutral than the texts in this museum.
Written April 2, 2020
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Freedom156990
Antwerp, Belgium3 contributions
excellent museum
Mar 2020
Very informative overview of a dark period in Czech history. Many interesting videos, photo's, texts....
Definitely worth a visit.
Written March 20, 2020
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carold54
Blackpool, UK87 contributions
Quite expensive
Mar 2020
This museum is informative and has clear narrative in English however we did find it quite expensive for what was on offer.
Written March 10, 2020
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kakhaber1910
Tbilisi, Georgia54 contributions
Poor content
Mar 2020 • Friends
Communism museum offers some random staff from soviet times, not giving any insight about life under communism.

Compared to similar museums in other cities, content is very poor with no interactive exhibits. For example house of terror in Budapest makes you feel how people suffered back then, while communism museum in Prague certainly does not.

2/5
Written March 10, 2020
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Alan H
Aylesbury, UK28 contributions
Hardly any exhibits just a lot of reading
Mar 2020 • Family
Spent about an hour here but it wasn't very interactive. Numbered boards with the history of Communism. Nothing to see here except notice boards. Much better things to in Prague than this.
Written March 4, 2020
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Troualy
Keystone Heights, FL419 contributions
Jam Packed with Information
Dec 2019
This museum is packed with information in a relatively small space. There is almost too much text to read at once. It was interesting to learn about life for Czechs during this time, but it doesn't seem to be completely without bias.
Written February 28, 2020
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Ian M
3 contributions
Capitalist museum more like
Feb 2020 • Couples
The museum provides a comprehensive, emotive, engaging overview of the Czech experience of communism, with one major thing missing: any insight into the motives of the communists.

In the entire museum I read less than one paragraph which touched on the ideology of communism, whilst the remainder was ravaged with sweeping negative statements without factual basis. I was caused to laugh out loud at the negative generality at several points — history like this should not make you laugh.

Clearly the communist experiment in Czechoslovakia and the wider eastern bloc was a complete and utter failure. A travesty of human life and of nature. But that gives us all the more reason to explore the reasons why its leaders pursued it and where the experiment went wrong. Despite significant detail in this exhibition, these core issues are completely swept over in favour of assuming communism is simply an evil which was overcome.
Written February 25, 2020
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John Price
London, UK29 contributions
A biased museum
Feb 2020
I came into the museum hoping to have a good insight into the history of communism in the former Czechislovakia, to which I wasn't disappointed in that. It covered all areas of communism in the country and it covered both sides of a complicated era, to an extent.

What I would have liked to see is a museum that doesn't contain emotion and bias against communism. Talk about the atrocities by all means, but please express it in a way where people who don't have that much knowledge in communism can keep an open mind.

I suppose this is down to the fact the Czech Republic are still reeling from the 40+ year rule, which is fine, but don't want to see that in a museum which is designed to be factual, rather than opinion.
Written February 23, 2020
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Zoe
Ostend, Belgium3 contributions
Not really worth it
Feb 2020 • Friends
A communist museum with a capitalist entrance fee. The museum only consists of reading texts on walls, not really worth the expensive price, but it was interesting.
Written February 10, 2020
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