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Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague

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I cannot give a full and frank review as I only got to see the ground floor exhibition, so cannot... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom

I am interested about alchemistry and I found this museum in google maps. The location is nice in... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2018
aurore b
Korce, Albania
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Prague is a golden, mysterious city with one hundred spires, and for all that it thanks among other to the alchemists, who belong to it inseparably. It is gold plated by their philosopher's stone produced perhaps in one of its hundred towers - in...more
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Jansky Vrsek, 8, Prague, Czech Republic
Praha 1 (City Center)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In my experience this was one of the hokiest attractions I have ever seen. It is a product of someone’s fertile imagination and belief in the supernatural. Perhaps my expectations were too high but I could not wait to leave.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank RussQ691
Reviewed March 17, 2019

I cannot give a full and frank review as I only got to see the ground floor exhibition, so cannot comment on the section that is at the top of a very steep and tall spiral staircase. At point of sale, even though we asked...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

Alchemy has a rich history which is largely ignored by this museum. Instead they unnecessarily stoop to ghost stories and the macabre. They use this focus as an excuse to not dust anything. Very disappointing in a city has so much wonder to offer, even...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2019

I thought this museum was good. It is not big, but you really have to read everything they offer you. That's when you get into it. It's not one of those big museums where you walk for 2 hours and miss half of it. And...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Nothing original, just a room full of junks. We misunderstood the original (speculum Alchimiae) to this. So pitty..

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nickath
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

It was bad. Staff were kinda friendly ? But overall was definitely not worth the price. We are a bunch of people interested in the history and stories of alchemists but this is just so waste of money.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 27, 2018

I am interested about alchemistry and I found this museum in google maps. The location is nice in the medieval city so I went with not so much expectation. It is a nice decor but lots of texts in English and Tcheque in only 2...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

I started off really enjoying this museum--its a bit cheesy and hokey, but a lot of fun. The museum is in two parts, a main room where the front desk is an a mock alchemy lab across the courttard. Halfway through exploring the lab, suddenly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Oh my god is all I can say, it took us less than an hour to walk around I really wouldn’t advise you to go and visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

To appreciate this excellent experience you must let go of fact. This is a journey into fantasy and hear say. Our guide spoke English beautifully and was able to discuss the historical stories behind the lives of Edward Kelley and William Shakespeare. Whether it be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
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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
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Pat C
July 9, 2016|
Response from peterghutch | Reviewed this property |
If you’re only in Prague for a few days, there are many better places to visit than this, such as the Illusion Art Museum, etc., etc. You’ll be disappointed if you go.