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Czech Museum of Music

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Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
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Address: Karmelitska 2/4, 118 00 Praha 1, Prague, Czech Republic
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For anyone who has the slightest interest in period music, rare and odd musical instruments and period costumes, this is a "must see" museum. What makes it so special was that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 24, 2014
Ellen W
Edinburg, UK
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Edinburg, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

For anyone who has the slightest interest in period music, rare and odd musical instruments and period costumes, this is a "must see" museum. What makes it so special was that for each type of instrument ( string, woodwind, etc) there are headphones to wear and musical compositions featuring some of the instruments in that specific room. What's even better... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

We visited this museum based on a recommendation by the staff at the Bedrich Smetana Museum...and we're glad we did. This is an interactive museum which houses music instruments, and using headphones, one can listen to timbres of all the instruments via short musical passages. For example, one can hear the different sound qualities of a violin, viola, cello and... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

We visited this museum for The Beatles exhibition - many things about legendary group was there, Prague´s Lennon wall also... but museum is good also without Beatles - music fans must see!

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Czechowice-Dziedzice, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

Good layout, Typical museum experience. Not that big and can be covered in around 60 minutes. Lots of weird instrument that the average eye hasn't seen. Worth a visit.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

Do you like music? Do you like cultural history? Then, do not miss this if you have a bit of time. It is a few blocks from the Charles Bridge and full of contemporary exhibits as well as historic musical instruments and music. The special exhibit we saw concerned the Waltz and included clothing from the Balls, instruments, original music,... More 

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

The building itself is very attractive the main hall of which with its dramatic cieling is worth a squint even if you went no further. The permanent exhibition consists of hundreds of musical instruments of all kinds. The descriptions are given in both Czech and English. Each set of instruments has an audio guide with several examples of music played... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

Wide exhibition of (weird) instruments like the quarter-tone piano, harmonium, and clavichords. The recordings were still quite interesting as they showed instruments which most of us have never heard of or will ever get a chance to hear in the future. But non-music lovers would probably be very bored here. I am a music lover and I found it tiring... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Associated with the Czech Conservatory of Music, it is a small museum of primarily stringed instruments, beautiful and also historic, containing instruments used by major figures in music such as Mozart, and sometimes the instruments on which they composed. Recordings allow you to hear the instruments played. LIttle known but very, very nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

Since Prague has so many museums, we decided to "pick our battles" and went for the music museum. That was a good decision. For a small fee, you get to see a great exhibition of different instruments and lots of listening stations to really understand what you're facing. There were some fun interactive games in the bgining for you to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

We had a few hours spare, so decided to go to the Czech Museum of Music. Unlike many other sites in Prague, it was much quieter, calmer and cooler - a welcome respite from the heaving crowds. We really enjoyed the temporary exhibition on the waltz and polka - especially the interactive elements such as learning the rhythms of the... More 

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Mala 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.
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