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Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague

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Graeme R wrote a review Mar 2020
Swindon, United Kingdom26 contributions17 helpful votes
Went here yesterday and was not impressed at all. The first room had lots of posters with small writing on them, detailing the history or alchemy. However it was impossible to concentrate on what was being said because one of the women who worked there walked up and down the length of the first room talking VERY loudly on her mobile phone the entire time. After putting up with this for 10 minutes we left in disgust.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Simon N wrote a review Feb 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands26 contributions27 helpful votes
Complete waste of time. They've taken an interesting, magical subject and made it difficult, boring and underwhelming. One room has the history of alchemy on the wall, in several thousand small words in huge blocks of text, written in an uninspiring way, that frankly no-one will bother to read beyond a few lines then you get lost. And a few meaningless props. The person there gave no info, no help, no inspiration, he just chatted to his mate. That's it for part 1. Part 2 is up in the attic where the alchemy apparently happened. The reconstructed props look terrible, the spoken explanatory tour had 1 or 2 vaguely interesting learnings but it's mostly haphazard. Ironic that it's about alchemy, because they are simply making money out of nothing. I was looking forward to this but it was the most disappointing 'tourist tour' experience of my entire life.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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moomhex wrote a review Jan 2020
Blackpool, United Kingdom24 contributions40 helpful votes
First of all.. Ignore the negative reviews if you actually understand anything about history- There is a lot of unknowns and speculation in the history of Alchemy that's why the guides say "Maybe" a lot etc. Also the place never claims to have any genuine artefacts of the time (visit Speculum Alchemiae for that, which I've visited and its very good.) The things you see are fantastical reconstructions of historic events- it's well done and not tacky at all. 1 ticket gets you entry to the Alchemy Museum and the Ghosts and Legends Museum. Around 200CZK its good value for money if you visit both museums and spend time there. You also get discount in the Kellyxir bar.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Grass wrote a review Jan 2020
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Personally I'm a big fan of this museum, but it's definitely not an attraction for everyone. First of all, there are two sections to this museum. The first section has some cool and cheesy setups and decorations. There's a lot of texts of the walls with information about alchemists, scientists, and history of alchemy, magic, and science. It's quite interesting, but it's a lot of reading and it's not very interactive. The second section is an upstairs area that's super detailed and intricate. It comes with a free tour when you buy a ticket, and it's quite interesting. There are lots of little scenes and history, and it's very unique. This museum is great if you already know a little bit about alchemy and the history of science, and I think it's most enjoyable that way. The little stories they tell are interesting, and if you keep in mind that it's a little cheesy and don't try to take it super seriously then it's super enjoyable. If you're looking for a place to learn seriously about science and history then this is NOT THE PLACE TO GO. It's very much a tourist-trap kind of thing, with some added real history of alchemy and magicians. It's quite cheesy, but it's a good time. Also, I would say it's not great for families with very young kids. I'd say the ideal age range is 7-14. It's magical and cool at that age range, but younger kids wouldn't understand enough to enjoy it, and teenagers would think it's a little too cheesy. So it's great if you're a family with kids of that age. It's also fun to do as a solo thing, though, if you're up for something of this nature. It's extra cool if you've seen the anime Fullmetal Alchemist because, in my opinion, it made it more fun. Summary: It's cool, but a little cheesy and like a tourist-trap. Ideal age range 7-14. Fun for families. Would recommend. Take it with a grain of salt.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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George S wrote a review Dec 2019
Athens, Greece75 contributions33 helpful votes
Just a waste of time for us. A room with nothing interesting to show and too too many to read. Only for specific and focused people.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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