Speculum Alchemiae Museum

Speculum Alchemiae Museum, Prague: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Speculum Alchemiae Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Speculum Alchemiae Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Our museum called Speculum Alchemiae, is situated in one of the oldest houses in Prague. There are secret alchemical laboratories from the 16th century in the museum underground that were built for the king Rudolf II. The alchemists of that time used to prepare elixirs in there. The museum building also includes a shop, where equal elixirs can be bought. These elixirs are prepared under strict conditions according to their original recipes which have been found here. Newly, we also offer a unique tour of magical places in Prague which are connected with the Speculum Alchemiae museum. The guided tour includes the Prague Castle, Vysehrad, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, and the museum. At these places you learn about many amazing legends and mythological stories associated with the so-called Prague Magical Triangle.
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighborhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
How to get there
  • Old Town • 7 min walk
  • Republic square • 10 min walk
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leo
5 contributions
LOVED IT
Jul 2021 • Friends
I LOVE this place! Easily one of the best historical sites I’ve ever been to, a must if you’re into science and alchemy! And the tour guide was so sweet and knowledgable! 6/5 stars!
Written July 30, 2021
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Ohan A
Berlin, Germany2 contributions
Historical!
Jul 2021 • Friends
Extremely interesting and authentic. Very knowledgeable and friendly guide 10/10

The underground laboratory is unique, won't find anything like it elsewhere.
Written July 21, 2021
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Eva B
1 contribution
Absolute must
Jun 2021
Must visit in Prague, incredible tour, surprising, magical and a rarity in the whole world! Amazing experience!
Written June 21, 2021
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Robyn J
Coventry, UK18 contributions
An absolute must if you’re in Prague!
Mar 2020 • Couples
We stumbled across this wonderful place by chance and it turned out to be one of the best things we did.

Our tour guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and was great at answering all of our questions. The history, along with the myths and theories of this hidden place are astonishing. A complete must if you’re ever visiting Prague!
Written September 20, 2020
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Sophie
Berlin, Germany4 contributions
Wonderful experience & great guide
Aug 2020 • Couples
The guided tour of the museum and the catacombs was a wonderful experience. The tour guide spoke English perfectly and could answer all the questions we had without hesitation. Highly recommend!!
Written August 29, 2020
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Lucia H
Portsmouth, UK1 contribution
Tour
Aug 2020 • Friends
Very nice and polite staff, informative and altogether very interesting tour. Would recommend if you are looking for something not too time consuming but fun.
Written August 8, 2020
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Stefan C
Bad Rappenau, Germany20 contributions
Must see in Prague
Jul 2020
One of the best experiences in Prague. It was incredibly interesting. An old house with a hidden alchemy laboratory underneath it. It's like going back in time.
A special thanks to our guide, a young fellow with a lot of helpful information who had an answer for every question we had. He was very good prepared and spoke English very well. He made the tour much more interesting.
Written August 1, 2020
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Corinne W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands104 contributions
Don't miss this
Jul 2020 • Family
We found this on Atlas Obscura and were so happy... definitely recommended for the whole family. Tours starts every 30 min on the hour/half hour. We were the only ones visiting at the time so had a private tour with a guide who was a great storyteller. She walks you through some of the history of alchemy in Prague which helps understand why this house is special. You then go down a few steps to look at the labs underground. I won't write all the fun til bits we learned but we all loved it. And we were happy we visited this museum over the other options dotted around the city. Definitely visit here!!
Written July 10, 2020
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tashcat
Prague, Czech Republic7 contributions
Fascinating and fun
Jun 2020 • Family
Although this is only a 30 minute tour - ideal for teens who can’t cope with boring museums! - it is packed with interesting information from an obviously knowledgeable guide who wasn’t phased by any questions. It would be perfect for Harry Potter fans but has also inspired me to learn more about Rudolf II. It was my second visit as I loved it so much the first time! Thank you Daniela.
Written June 19, 2020
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Daniela V
Rome, Italy5 contributions
Amazing
Mar 2020 • Couples
I loved this tour, it was an interesting trip to the past. A lot of history and legends. I highly recommend to take this tour
Written March 7, 2020
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