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Bedrich Smetana Museum

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Address: Novotneho lavka 201/1 | Praha 1, Staré Mesto, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420 222 220 082
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Having visited the Dvorak museum earlier in the week we were a bit dubious about Smetana's museum, but sub zero temperatures encouraged us to visit. I really know him from his... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 24, 2016
Ray S
Leigh on sea, Essex
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We had visited the Mozart museum in Vienna and so wanted to see what Prague could offer for one of its great composers. We were greeted by a friendly ticket officer and went upstairs. I always think a smile and friendly welcome do not go amiss. The attendants asked me to put my camera case on a stand. She indicated... More 

Thank John R
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

In the ex waterworks building, near Charles Bridge. A single large room upstairs holds many Smetana artefacts. There are several music stands in one area of the room, each one will play an exerpt from a Smetana piece if you wave an infra-red light wand at the appropriate stand. Plenty on sofas to sit on, to listen to the pieces.... More 

Thank Linda W
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Must go in Prague if you like classical music and czech composers. Very nice museum with music materials and information about Smetana.

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Thirsk England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Smetana Museum is on a terrace between the river and the road at right angles to both but the entrance is tucked round a corner at the far end by the Vltava - so you will have to be persistent to find it, next to a cafe. The café, to which the museum has a linking door, plays music... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

This museum isn't large, so one visit will do the trick. Smetana is thought of as the Father of Czech music. You can develop an idea of what the Czech Republic was like by listening to Smetana's music. The entrance fee is minimal and it's a nice activity on a rainy or cold day. A pianist, violinist, composer, teacher, music... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

I could; have spent the entire day here. Once I got past the dirty ashtray that sold us the ticket, it was great. The woman stands outside the door smoking and comes in to sell tickets. Once upstairs and inside the museum, it was great. They have translations in English and several other languages. It was fun and interactive.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

The museum is tucked away at the end of a bridge. There are some artifacts and interactive exhibits. The view of the river and castle is an added bonus.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

Popped in here on a wet afternoon in Prague. We like Smetana's music and thought it would be interesting to learn more about the composer. The entrance fee is very reasonable at 50 CZK but we got a terrible reception from the attendants. All seemed well at first-an elderly lady took our entrance fee and directed us to the exhibition... More 

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Leigh on sea, Essex
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016

Having visited the Dvorak museum earlier in the week we were a bit dubious about Smetana's museum, but sub zero temperatures encouraged us to visit. I really know him from his work 'Ma Vlast' (My country) with its movements depicting aspects of his beloved Czechoslovakia and 'The Bartered Bride', so there was much to be learnt if the museum delivered.... More 

3 Thank Ray S
Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016

The Smetana museum is very cheap to visit (50 CZK without discount, ie the cheapest price for museums in Prague) and well designed. You can leave your stuff with a museum with an attendant who will also be happy to explain every detail of how everything in the interactive exhibition works - in Czech, English and even French! For these... More 

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