Narodni Pedagogicke Muzeum

Narodni Pedagogicke Muzeum, Prague: Hours, Address, Narodni Pedagogicke Muzeum Reviews: 4.5/5

Narodni Pedagogicke Muzeum
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Hradcany & Letna
Your experience in Prague will never be complete if you do not see it from the top. Hillsides, stretched from the west to the north, provide spectacular views of greenish copper cupolas, narrow cobblestone streets, bridges connecting both river banks and green gardens from red-roof tops of centuries-old houses. Prague pulls you into its 1300 year old history. Walking up the hill or stairs to Prague Castle, the historical seat of Czech rulers and the majestic Saint Vitus Cathedral can leave you speechless (and out of breath). Luckily, plenty of terrace cafés overlooking gardens and beautiful parks are available to provide rest and a place to catch your breath again.
How to get there
  • Lesser • 3 min walk
  • Old Town • 9 min walk
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simonetta p
Milan, Italy320 contributions
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I am Professor of History of Education and I truly recommend this Museum. Not only is it very interesting for specialists, it is very useful for children and everybody: you can see the story of Bohemia and its schools, from Medieval time to nowadays. Very well laid, very good explanations in English too. Nice reconstructions of old class rooms. It is worth a visit. Them cross the road and visit Wallenstein's gardens.
Written June 6, 2015
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creativecrew
Allentown, PA2,334 contributions
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This small and well designed museum connects the dots between history, thought leadership, and culture. You can tell it was designed by educators since the flow of content and the storytelling are excellent.

Explore the impact of visionary leaders on society. Look beyond the rhetoric and see how educational institutions, from higher ed to formal education of young children, evolved.

We were particularly interested in the section on the role of JA Comenius and the Moravians on equalizing education and making it access to regular citizens in their common/local language. We live near Bethlehem PA where a community of Moravians settled in the 1600s and my kids attended Moravian Academy, a school that was innovative in the 1700s in USA for advancing education for girls. It was exciting to see the role the Moravians had in education globally and how a strong vision can impact so many, hundreds of years later.

A smaller exhibit in the museum dealt with other educational institutions such as the Jewish Yeshiva. Again a philosophy of empowering everyday people with knowledge lead to societal advancements versus cultures that restricted the ability to read to the upper class.

This small museum is around the corner from the Wallenstein Gardens and the Senate building. Step in for about an hour and see an entirely new lens on learning.
Written October 12, 2018
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K M
Marin County, CA12 contributions
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This might not make the top ten attractions in Prague, but if you have time (and interest), I think you will be delighted at insight it gives to the history of education (Komensky/J.A. Comenius) in general, as well as the impact it had on people of the region. Wikipedia says Comenius is considered the "earliest champion of universal education" -- pictorial aids, native language (rather than Latin) learning, a move away from "dull memorization," and advocate of education of poor and women.

This museum has displays of classrooms and visual aids used, as well as many displays that use words to communicate. You can gain knowledge by just looking at "visuals," but more insight gained if you read the narrative boards they use throughout.

In Czech Republic, Comenius is on the 200 Kc note, in Prague, Mucha featured him in the room he design at Obecni Dum (Municipal house), as well as in one of his Slav Epic paintings. But again, the impact of Komensky/Comenius is beyond just the people of the region. You too have likely been impacted!
Written October 4, 2016
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Narodni Pedagogicke Muzeum is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM