Speculum Alchemiae Museum

Speculum Alchemiae Museum, Prague: 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
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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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Be.J.Pan
6 contributions
Dec 2021
Cellar/tunnels and old house. Tap the "stone "walls which in places are not.Contents replicas.Provenance of "elixir" dubious. Money better spent on Czech food ,the Castle or beer!
Visited with another adult as we read this was 5 star experience.Guide wheezed with COPD or similar ,talked too much ,many "facts" untrue.
Written January 16, 2022
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Kimberley B
London, UK80 contributions
Dec 2021
Small but what a great experience. An unusual place but so interesting to think of the people originally working down here and the networks of tunnels running under the city.
Written December 17, 2021
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Rachel J
9 contributions
Such a wonderful experience. The Guide was very knowledgable and the house in beautiful shape and condition with amazing artefacts inside.
Written November 29, 2021
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yaya40
Haifa, Israel60 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
The tour was short but the guide was interesting and had a lot to tell about the place itself and the historical facts that related to it.
Written November 8, 2021
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Wivine L
Mamer, Luxembourg5 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
We did the tour and it was a nice experience, the guide was nice and we learned about the world of alchemist in Prague. We would recommend it.
Written November 7, 2021
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Marcela P
17 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
This place was very cool!
They have even one original elixir in exhibition.
And they sell newly brewed ones.
The guide was great, she knew a lot of facts outside from the planned story during the tours.
I absolutely recommend it.

But call/email beforehand, because they only have guided tours and in several languages, so you need to know when one in your language will happen.
Written October 28, 2021
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Ninjien
Erfurt, Germany6 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Small place with a big secret. Mythical and historic tour by very friendly guides. Definitely a must do in the old town of prague
Written October 28, 2021
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leo
5 contributions
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
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
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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Speculum Alchemiae Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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