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“Hidden Gem in Prague”

Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
Ranked #246 of 1,024 things to do in Prague
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague collects and preserves for future generations — in both national and international contexts — examples of historical and contemporary crafts, as well as applied arts and design. We believe in harmony between function, quality and beauty; our ambition is to inspire, educate and entertain in a unique way.
Reviewed April 18, 2013

The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague's Jewish Quarter is barely mentioned in the guidebooks. However, it is a small gem, and definitely with a visit. The museum consists of just a few large rooms, devoted to cloth/costumes/tapestry, metal, timepieces, glass/ceramics, and treasures. Each room has its own amazing displays, all well-lighted, and labeled in Czech and English.

Unless you are an expert in any of these areas. You can see most of the museum highlights in two or three hours. This will be time well spent. Don't miss it!

2  Thank Herman M
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Friendly people and a very small museum. Nominal fees. Decent pieces and not spectacular. My kids loved the clock room (more than the clocks, they liked the mechanisms of bringing the clocks up and down)

Thank BhuvanaS_13
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We went here on our last day, it was raining so it was the perfect opportunity to go.
Both me and my man was over the moon to find that they had an exhibition with old Matchbox toys! I think we had more fun than the kids that was there. :))

The guards are very keen on checking that you don't get a single free photo from other parts of the museum, almost to the point it gets annoying. Make sure you pay the fee when you buy your tickets at the front desk and get a little sticker to save yourself a lot of grief.
Luckily the Matchbox exhibit was free to take pictures at.

Upstairs was an exhibition with old glass, clocks, clothes, ads, posters and more.
I found the 1930's dresses and the old ads and posters to be the most interesting.

Kudos for the moving display cases!

It's a stunning place and well worth a visit!

2  Thank Rascal K
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

What I enjoyed the most at the Museum of Decorative Artris in Prague was the room dedicated to time machines, from large clocks of all kinds to the smallest pocket watches. The collection of Bohemian glass is only partially displayed, but includes impressive pieces. Design of posters and publications has a whole section with thousands of samples for those interested. Furniture, porcelaine, tapestries, textiles, metal, and many other objects... there is a lot to see in spite of the fact that the building of the museum is only partially utilized and is a bit dark.

Thank Gumucio
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

We thought the museum was well curated in that it offered a variety of exhibits including glass, clocks, lace and textiles. The moving display cases in the clock exhibit were very clever and allowed you to get a close-up view of the old clocks.

Thank dccv1
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