Karel Zeman Museum
Karel Zeman Museum
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Enter the world of Karel Zeman's fantasy, world renowned Czech master of 20th century film. Try out how film makers made film magic in an age before computers! Unique interactive exhibition: taking photos is encouraged! See who provided the inspiration for a generation of film makers such as George Lucas, Peter Jackson, Terry Gilliam or Tim Burton. Digital guide in many languages.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Malá Strana (Little Quarter)
Malá Strana is one of the oldest and the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city. Nestled underneath Prague Castle it was once a part of the Kings route taken by future kings on their way to coronation - originating in the Old Town, crossing Charles Bridge and leading to Saint Vitus Cathedral. Cobblestone streets are lined with picturesque medieval houses, remarkable palaces, churches, kitsch shops and restaurants. Do not hesitate to turn a corner into any narrow street. You will suddenly find yourself in a calm and charming neighborhood full of hidden gardens, parks with peacocks, fruit trees and ponds. As the neighborhood is a home to Czech Parliament and many ministries, you can also run into well-dressed officials. If you are thirsty or hungry, it is the right place to be. Restaurants offer delicious traditional food and of course, the best Czech beers.
How to get there
  • Lesser • 6 min walk
  • Old Town • 8 min walk
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  • Wannatravel
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was a movie star for a whole minute
    Just go. This is a magical place full of interesting film clips explanations on animation and the chance to star in your own 1 minute movie !! This movie was sent out to our friends as a living hillarious postcard . No one at all in there , such a shame as it is brilliant. It's just on the other side of the Charles bridge on the left.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 28, 2023
  • ZKollo
    St. Andrae-Woerdern, Austria6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum of film tricks
    Great museum, nice interactive exhibits. They show many of the animation and other filmmaking tricks in detail. If you like technology, old-style films, or just films in general, it is well worth a visit. There's a quiz game for kids, which seemed quite fun, although I did not actually try it. Only negative is that some interactive exhibits don't work properly, they need a bit of love...
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 16, 2023
  • Denise L
    United Kingdom363 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An inspiring and innovative museum
    Karel Zeman, a prominent Czech film director, artist, production designer, and animator from the 1940s and 1950s, left an indelible mark on the cinematic world. This museum vividly illustrated his immense creativity and demonstrated how he crafted numerous fantasy films in an era devoid of today's CGI technology. As movie lovers, my family and I relished our visit to the museum. It boasted a lot of interactive exhibits, offering a glimpse into the intricate process of film creation during the 1940s. Zeman's innovative ideas not only captivated audiences of his time but also served as a wellspring of inspiration for countless producers and directors, contributing to the wealth of exceptional movies we enjoy today. Although the museum itself may not have been expansive, its significance was huge. The wealth of information presented underscored the enduring impact of Karel Zeman's contributions to the cinematic landscape.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 9, 2024
  • Anne B
    Seaford, United Kingdom16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden gem
    Lovely little museum, the animations seemed reminiscent of our childhood, I wonder if left leaning BBC showed Czech films in the 70s as it all seemed very familiar?! Why have we never heard of Karla Zemana? He was innovative and ahead of his time. I can see kids would love this place as you can create your own green screen film, brilliant...I did and it was fun...a hidden gem for sure..
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 28, 2024
  • Cavegirl1980
    Westhoughton, United Kingdom105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent
    Really fun and engaging. Learnt loads about special effects and the stop motion and green screen was just brilliant! Great for all ages. Give it about an hour or more. A proper little hidden gem.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 23, 2024
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Kvetoslava Michalikova
Vienna, Austria7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Very Nice & amazing Film Museum. You must see.
Price it is ok, you can make there your own animation pics film & you can Be a star in film.
Written April 7, 2024
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Cavegirl1980
Westhoughton, UK105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Really fun and engaging. Learnt loads about special effects and the stop motion and green screen was just brilliant! Great for all ages. Give it about an hour or more. A proper little hidden gem.
Written February 23, 2024
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Anne B
Seaford, UK16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Lovely little museum, the animations seemed reminiscent of our childhood, I wonder if left leaning BBC showed Czech films in the 70s as it all seemed very familiar?! Why have we never heard of Karla Zemana? He was innovative and ahead of his time. I can see kids would love this place as you can create your own green screen film, brilliant...I did and it was fun...a hidden gem for sure..
Written January 28, 2024
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Denise L
United Kingdom363 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Karel Zeman, a prominent Czech film director, artist, production designer, and animator from the 1940s and 1950s, left an indelible mark on the cinematic world. This museum vividly illustrated his immense creativity and demonstrated how he crafted numerous fantasy films in an era devoid of today's CGI technology.

As movie lovers, my family and I relished our visit to the museum. It boasted a lot of interactive exhibits, offering a glimpse into the intricate process of film creation during the 1940s. Zeman's innovative ideas not only captivated audiences of his time but also served as a wellspring of inspiration for countless producers and directors, contributing to the wealth of exceptional movies we enjoy today.

Although the museum itself may not have been expansive, its significance was huge. The wealth of information presented underscored the enduring impact of Karel Zeman's contributions to the cinematic landscape.
Written January 10, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ZKollo
St. Andrae-Woerdern, Austria6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Great museum, nice interactive exhibits. They show many of the animation and other filmmaking tricks in detail. If you like technology, old-style films, or just films in general, it is well worth a visit. There's a quiz game for kids, which seemed quite fun, although I did not actually try it.

Only negative is that some interactive exhibits don't work properly, they need a bit of love...
Written December 17, 2023
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Cristina O
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
It really shows in a very nice way all the work, and nice setup. It's worth seeing , can watch movies , take nice pictures and feel like a moviestar
Written October 5, 2023
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Wannatravel
Milton Keynes, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Just go. This is a magical place full of interesting film clips explanations on animation and the chance to star in your own 1 minute movie !! This movie was sent out to our friends as a living hillarious postcard .
No one at all in there , such a shame as it is brilliant.
It's just on the other side of the Charles bridge on the left.
Written September 28, 2023
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GmacK
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Being a fan of the director helped but not essential. Fascinating displays and interactive items. Spent a fortune in the shop, great place!
Written September 13, 2023
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Hoowhaddydoo
York, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
The museum isn’t very big and perfect if you’re only in Prague for a few days so you don’t want to spend the a whole day in a museum.
Being in my 50s I was lucky enough to be enchanted by Karel Zemans work in my childhood, which is a bonus, however my teenage son found it very entertaining, too. It’s a perfect example on how much can be achieved with limited resources if one only has enough drive and imagination…truly inspiring!
We had a fun time on the cannonball!!
Written April 22, 2023
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Gabriela
Havirov, Czech Republic12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
We really liked the museum. It was fun, interactive, full of tasks that kids could fulfill. The only bad thing is that you can tell its already quite old and it could use some renovation but in the end it was nice.
Written March 13, 2023
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