Army Museum Zizkov
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
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Thomasvo99
Oslo, Norway11 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
The museum exhibition must have been upgraded since my last visit a few years ago. Excellent exhibition of local military history up to after WW2. A lot of films, animations, weapons from different periods including the history around the assasination of Reinhard Heydrich in 1942. And its all for free.
Written November 2, 2022
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fatbear2000
Oxford, UK3,939 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
Located at the bottom of the path down from the Vitkov National Monument, the Army Museum is well worth a visit, especially as the entrance is free.

Outside, an old tank and armoured car are on display. Inside, the museum is spread over 2 floors. We only had time to go around the ground floor, which was dedicated to the First World War.

There are plenty of translations in English to help understand how the war unfolded ( including some interesting maps and posters ) and the roles played by the Czechs in the various fronts. There are also lots of guns, bombs, medals and uniforms on display, and lots of interesting information on the countries fighting the war. This was particularly fascinating for me as most of the attention in the UK is on events in France and Belgium, with the other arenas of battle usually overlooked. I learnt a lot about the Austrian-Hungarian empire I was previously unaware of !

On our next visit to Prague we will visit the second floor exhibits, which I understand is dedicated to World World II !
Written March 29, 2015
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Hafe86
Hampshire, UK22 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
My husband and I walked here from Wenceslas Square and it was well worth the effort. A utilitarian building with a rusty old tanks are the first impressions and I must admit, despite the other glowing reviews, I wasn't sure if I'd find much to be interested in. But I need not have doubted. We spent about an hour and 15 touring the exhibits, and I'm sure some who are really interested in militaria could have spent longer. Signage and information is plentiful and written in both English and Czech.
There is somewhere safe to leave coats, brollies etc which is great.
We decided that we would like to make a donation but could find nowhere to put it. So we asked one of the staff and whether our meaning was lost in translation or not, we couldn't get him to take the money. But I would recommend this to everyone from couples to families. Brilliant!
Written April 8, 2015
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Jim L
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica60 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
First, this museum is not that easy to get to. My wife and I found it, walked up the hill, and immediately noticed that the tank was gone. We went to the door and a man came to the door. He spoke good English and told us the museum was closed. I did not get the feeling any work at all was going on and the museum would not re-open. The man did suggest some other attractions like the air museum, but we didn't have time to go to them.
Written November 24, 2017
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Enrique A
2 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
I visited the museum on July, 19, 2017, the museum is currently closed for a total renovation. I was very disappointed to learn this only once I arrived at the museum because I had checked the museum website the day before making the trek to visit. All that said, next time I am in Prague, I will definitely visit. The museum courtyard does have a very small display of historical artifacts related to a successful Czech and Slovak attack on the Austro-Hungarian Empire's troops in WWI.
Written July 19, 2017
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magpiefitz
Nottingham, UK37 contributions
Mar 2016 • Solo
I heard about this place yesterday. Got a taxi there, steep drive near killed me to walk up, but was worth it for the T34 standing outside. Museum is on three floors and is full of small field guns and weapons of every kind. A host of uniforms, little models of battles and very good WW1 WW2 and cold war displays. All it needs is a cafe to be perfect.
Written March 2, 2016
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logrundy
Liverpool, UK229 contributions
Apr 2015 • Solo
Although it’s not particularly easy to find, please don’t let the slightly out-of-the-way location of this museum put you off visiting. It’s located in the Žižkov district and is about a 5 minute bus ride from the Florenc metro station [bus 133, 175 or 207 to U Pamatniku stop]. Alternatively you can walk to the museum from the metro station in about 10 minutes.

The museum consists of three permanent displays laid out across three rooms on two floors. The first room covers the period 1914-1918 and explains the involvement of the Czech and Slovak people in WW1 and the formation of the independent Czechoslovak Republic. Upstairs, the second room covers the inter-war years 1919-1939 and a third room covers WW2 including the German occupation, Czech and Slovak resistance, the post-war communist takeover and subsequent Soviet domination.

There is also a special First World War Centenary exhibition on the ground floor which examines the conflict from the Czech, Slovak and wider Austro-Hungarian perspective which I found particularly interesting.

All exhibits throughout the museum are signed in English as well as Czech and while photography is permitted throughout the museum, you must leave your bags or rucksacks in the cloakroom. Entrance is free. Highly recommended.
Written April 22, 2015
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KeepTravellingMak
London, UK44 contributions
Jan 2015 • Solo
The only frustration is that I didn't go earlier. Yes, it's free but put that to one side and yup, still a great little museum.

10-15 mins walk from Florence station and I spent a good couple of hours there. I think they're closed on Mondays so just double check to avoid disappointment.

Covers how the Austro-Hungarian Empire entered war with Serbia through to its collapse following defeat in WW1. Guns, guns, guns with a side helping of artillery shells. So much to see, detailed, gripping reads and hardly anyone there so you can browse at your pace. If you're fascinated by Czech history in the 19/20th century, start your exploits here. Other museums will complement this solid base.
Written January 15, 2015
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Dell225
Leeds, UK3 contributions
Jun 2013 • Friends
While visiting Prague June 2013 we thought we would take the opportunity to see the Mercedes in which Reinhard Heydrich was assassinated in 1942 (Lonely Planet 2007 ) alas this was not to be .
The museum is about a 10 min. Walk from the railway station up hill, it has a tank and an armoured car outside , in side it had well presented displays of WW 1 and 2 but no Mercedes we asked the curator of the museum About it and he told us it had been taken away about two years ago but was not sure where it had been taken. We tried the National museum but they don't have it .
Written June 20, 2013
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Karen_ADublin
County Dublin, Ireland83 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
The Army Museum is currently closed for an expected 4 year renovation. Unfortunately we discovered this only after a 6km walk to visit the museum. It would be helpful if TripAdvisor indicated this on their website entry instead on the supposed opening hours.
Written August 12, 2017
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