České Muzeum Hudby

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České Muzeum Hudby
4.5
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Monday
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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The new seat of the Czech Museum of Music is located in the former Baroque church of St. Mary Magdalene at Lesser Side, built in the 17th Century according to the proposal of Francesco Caratti. The church was gradually rebuilt after the dissolution of the Dominican Monastery in 1783. Among other things, it served as a Police barracks and archive. The unusual symbiosis of the early Baroque church architecture with the classicist adjustment of usage and newly finished reconstruction of the Museum offers visitors a detail of an impressive combination of monumentality.
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The area
Neighborhood: Malá Strana (Little Quarter)
Malá Strana is one of the oldest and the most 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 shops and restaurants. Do not hesitate to turn a corner into any narrow street. You will suddenly find yourself in a calm and charming neighborhood full of hidden gardens, parks with peacocks, fruit trees and ponds. As the neighborhood is a home to Czech Parliament and many ministries, you can also run into well-dressed officials. If you are thirsty or hungry, it is the right place to be. Restaurants offer delicious traditional food and of course, the best Czech beers.
How to get there
  • Lesser • 10 min walk
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Samantha R
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Couples
Such a wonderful museum! A pure pearl in the heart of Prague we discovered on the last day of our visit! The museum is not overloaded with exhibits, but each of them is a priceless peace of art, from both musical and visual point of view. You can find the instruments on which Mozart and Liszt played during their visits to Prague.

Moreover, this is one of a very few museums I have personally visited where you can play on some musical instruments, such as piano, harp, mini-organ and drums. So if you are interested in music or you like to play on instruments from time to time, it would be a great chance to both educate yourself and have a bit of fun.

The workers are nice and always ready to help. International students can also buy a ticket with a reduced price. I highly recommend to visit this museum. It deserves more attention and appreciations from tourists.
Written August 23, 2020
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ceemea
London, UK37 contributions
The Museum of Music, a branch of the Czech National Museum, not only has an amazing collection (3 Amatis and 1 Guarnieri in the violin/viola section, for example, plus many unique and rare ones), but it also encourages participation from visitors - we could have stayed fora loooong time in the very first room playing with the electronic instruments (well, my daughters would have). There are also musical steps in the 2nd or 3rd room. Very quiet, cheap (CZK 180 for 2 adults, kids free), it's a very enjoyable way of spending a couple of hours.
Written August 22, 2020
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Corien H
5 contributions
The permanent museum had a few very interesting exhibits (like a grand piano with 3 keyboards) and some very inspiring hands-on experiences. Especially the theremin was excellent! Some screens unfortunately didn't work, and it would have been nice to see some instruments being played as well as the sound, but on the whole it was wonderful. The exposition downstairs explored a very interesting theme: animals in music, which was milked to the bone. There was even a panel that showed composers with an animal as a name!
Written May 29, 2022
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania24,337 contributions
A not very big museum, housed by the building of a former church. The building is imposingat the inside part but only in a few rooms on the ground floor and the first floor are exhibits. You need about an hour to see everything (if you are not a fan of musical instruments and want to read all the details). There is a cloackroo, where you can leave your luggage for free, a small souvenir shop and a cafe. The museum has quite a few old and interesting musical instruments, including an Amati violin from 1650.
Written August 26, 2021
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Zezpin
Cheltenham, UK5 contributions
We visited the museum in February when it was really quiet which meant we almost had the place to ourselves! It is an absolutely fantastic museum.

Very reasonably priced at 200k for a family and ideal for teenagers (if interested in music).
Downstairs there is an exhibit of the importance of modern music. Upstairs there is a collection of instruments...many of which are weird and wonderful.

While there we had the opportunity to play a korgmini synth, a theramin, an organ, a harp and some musical steps plus there is a piano in the hall which guests are welcome to play.

We were there about 2 hours in total, and could happily have spent longer.
Written February 20, 2020
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TIFFANY D
COLUMBUS3 contributions
Business
As a classical musician, this was a must see. It did not disappoint - highly recommend! I especially enjoyed the listening stations.
Written September 30, 2014
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Addy B
Oslo, Norway28 contributions
Couples
We really enjoyed looking through the 25 or so rooms. There are some weird and wonderful instruments on display such as the quarter-tone piano, glass harmonicas, a strange looking synthesizer from the late 60s, and a piano that Mozart played when in Prague, amongst many others. Each room had a listening point with various recordings of the instruments in action. While that was a nice touch, the headphones were a little crackly in some of the rooms. It would have been nice too if some of the mechanical fairground organs were actually in action. However, it was an enjoyable way to spend an hour or two. Recommended.
Written April 6, 2013
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COYDRCOY
Izmir, Turkey110 contributions
Couples
A great collection of automats,some still playing with the help of eager officers,two palace decorated pianos,headphones of ancient voices,worth for a cold rainy day....
Written November 22, 2012
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Hayduke
Ferndale, CA234 contributions
For anyone interested in musical instruments, particularly ancient ones, this is a fantastic display. The instruments are very well organized and displayed, with good English descriptions. You can actually listen to samples of the playing of many of them. Allow two hours minimum. A first class museum of its type.
Written July 2, 2006
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elaineseahzh
Singapore, Singapore29 contributions
Solo
It is a museum of instruments mainly. You will definitely get to see a wide variety and even listen to a few of them. I went when there was an exhibition on "Music and Fairy Tale". Well, it was childlike yes, but not childish and I really enjoyed the feel of the exhibition very much. There was a friendly security guard who was conversant in English and told me about a few special instruments on display. He even pointed me to a piano at the hall that I could play. It was a special moment for me.
Written April 22, 2018
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