History Museums in Prague

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History Museums in Prague

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  • Ruud v
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    The guide was very knowledgeable and he conveyed the information in a very fun and entertaining way .
    Beside that very cool gadgets from the Cold War could be admired. Certainly a visit is worthwhile 😎
    Written January 25, 2023
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  • Robin H
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK132 contributions
    This is an excellent museum and gives an excellent detailed overview of communism in Czechoslovakia. It covers the rise of the communist workers party and its applicable history to Czechoslovakia .
    There are many wall mounted written panels and to get the best out of the museum theses must be read so probably not a good option for younger children.
    It costs 380 CZK for an entrance ticket.
    The main floor has subject areas based on Communism -The Dream(The birth of Czechoslovakia, Munich Agreement, Victorious February.)
    Reality (Nationalization, Communist Propaganda, The Socialist shop, The secret police.)
    The Nightmare (Political trials ,Labor camps, August 1968-occupation, the velvet revolution). The information was well supported by artefacts from the period. Especially the reconstruction of an Interrrogation room
    I visited just before Christmas and the Cafe was closed and the souvenir shop was very limited in the items it was selling.
    All in all an excellent museum and a must see if in Prague.
    Written January 1, 2023
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  • Alexander_Kudrin
    Samara, Russia9,204 contributions
    The ceremonial hall of the Prague Jewish Funeral Society is now used as an exhibition for the Jewish Museum in Prague. The building is a fine example of the Romanesque style. In 1997, the State Hall was reconstructed. The exposition introduces us to the Jewish rituals performed on the dying and the dead. Here you can also find information about the Old Jewish Cemetery.
    Written January 2, 2021
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  • kimmysue42
    Stillwater, MN1,468 contributions
    This is a pretty Monestary up on the hill- the tour wasn’t great, not too much to see. The library is cool but you have to pay extra to get a private tour to enter otherwise you can only view from the door. The brewery was great though. Classic Czech food in a beer hall like room, great beer as well!
    Written November 22, 2022
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  • Frantisek Ruzha
    Prague, Czech Republic490 contributions
    Old paintings from the Gothic period are exhibited here. The price of the exhibited materials is high, but individual visitors have different views of the paintings created in different historical periods.
    Written January 8, 2023
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  • Andrew W
    Oxford, UK13 contributions
    A great museum that shows what life was like in Prague during the Cold War. Excellent exhibits and a fantastic guide who really knew her subject. The intimacy and hands-on nature of the tour brought it to life in all its horrors. Highly recommend doing this and also the Museum of Communism.
    Written January 3, 2023
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  • Yannick the Guy
    Bodø28 contributions
    Many exhibits, Lots to see if you spend enough time there. Unfortunately very crowded in peak hours.

    Great place to kill some time.
    Written January 10, 2023
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  • RTL
    4 contributions
    This beautiful building is wonderfully refreshed but its pretty much just that - a beautiful empty building. The permanent collections were still in storage when I visited and the temporary exhibits were modern and not very decorative. Was disappointed. Thankfully the very gracious staff was very understanding and helpful.
    Written December 14, 2019
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  • Eva K
    Prague, Czech Republic28 contributions
    We are frequent guests at the beautifully reconstructed villa at the edge of the Kampa park. The downstairs cafe is an elegant place well lit by large windows. My kids drink babyccino (whipped hot milk), love to play outside in the park or go down to the cellar to watch a short movie about the Golem legend. Meanwhile, I enjoy a glass of wine and coffee served in elegant glassware and settings. If you don´t mind the callories, try one of the desserts which the cafe owner is famous for. The only minus is the "museum charge" which I think they add to the bill (we do not get charged as repeated customers, I suppose).
    Written March 6, 2019
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  • Fredrik N
    Finspang, Sweden248 contributions
    So if you go of the beten path a little, you'll find this Trabant museum, myself, I found it by chance while riding by with the tram that runs right outside, otherwise I would have missed it. So I really found it all by chance.
    The museum is great fun, it is quite small, but they get the story about the Trabi told in a good way. I went on a rainy day and although some of the cars are outside, it still is suitable for a rainy day. It is run, as I understood it, by the local auto mechanic shop residing in the same building, so spoken english is limited, but don't let that scare you away ;-). Upon paying the fee, 100-some kronas, you get an information folder in english, to be returned when the visit is over, but it contains a lot of information.
    I am happy that I found this museum and got to visit it while in Prague!
    Written July 3, 2022
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  • Andrew D
    Milan, Italy184 contributions
    These are relatively new galleries, which had yet to open when I lasted visited Prague in November 2019.
    The galleries are in a repurposed trade fair space and the entrance isn’t particularly obvious. I nearly went into the coffee shop instead.
    There are two permanent exhibitions, the “Long Century” (1796-1914) on the top floor, which I enjoyed enormously, and the “First Republic” (1918-1939) on the floor below, which barely interested me. The floor below that houses Asian art in open storage and had a temporary exhibition. There are two additional floors which were unused when I visited.
    The bookshop is good.
    Written November 7, 2021
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  • Kookiehere
    Prague, Czech Republic430 contributions
    The mixture of new and old in this building is a bit odd - there are retro halls that look like they weren't renovated since the 60s next to modern turnstiles that allow people to enter certain exhibits. We went to see specifically the new exhibition about the Czech history throughout the whole 20th century. The exhibiton was structured with interesting themed surroundings, the replicas of WWI trenches or various rooms designed in the way people lived back then were especially nice to see. It's a shame that we couldn't see the displayed historical toys and play the old video games we were looking forward to since only kids and their parents were allowed into this part of the exhibition. The political part of the exhibition was quite uninteresting but we enjoyed the interactive parts and various quizzes throughout the exhibition and the 360 degree cinema was a great experience. We also loved the screenings in the new tunnel that connects the old building with the new one.
    Written November 23, 2021
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  • Radek M
    Bertrange, Luxembourg168 contributions
    The new exhibitions are very nice and spacious, which we learnt to appreciate as we arrived with small children. The exhibitions are prepared to be user friendly and attractive to smaller visitors, but not everything works as it should. The tractor simulators do not work (3 out of 4), crayons and papers in the drawing corner almost missing (and nobody caring to replace them), the ruler where children can measure their height fixed 10 cm above floor level, so all end up 10 cm smaller (which is sort of a problem if you kids remember their height). Despite these maintenance issues, I recommend visiting this place, notably on a rainy day. The rooftop viewpiont is splendid.
    Written January 15, 2019
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  • Jeanne C
    Peabody, MA226 contributions
    Absolutely lovely - while only a few rooms, this museum is packed full to the brim with stunningly gorgeous pieces, and the guide was incredibly knowledgeable. This ended up being my favorite museum in Prague!
    Written March 7, 2020
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  • Anticorosa
    14 contributions
    The National Gallery in Prague
    (Czech: Národní galerie v Praze) is a state-owned art gallery in Prague, which manages the largest collection of art in the Czech Republic and presents masterpieces of Czech and international fine art in permanent and temporary exhibitions. The collections of the gallery are not housed in a single building, but are presented in a number of historic structures within the city of Prague, as well as other places. The largest of the gallery sites is the Trade Fair Palace (Veletržní Palác), which houses the National Gallery's collection of modern art. important exhibition spaces are located in the Convent of St Founded in 1796, it is one of the world's oldest public art galleries and one of the largest museums in Central Europe
    Written July 10, 2019
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