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Jewish Museum in Prague
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$43.73*
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Walking Tour of Prague's Jewish Quarter Including...
Ranked #71 of 1,026 things to do in Prague
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The expositions of the Jewish Museum in Prague are located in four historical synagogues (Maisel Synagogue, Klausen Synagogue with the Ceremonial Hall, Pinkas Synagogue and Spanish Synagogue). The museum tour further includes the Old Jewish Cemetery and Robert Guttmann Gallery. The museum is open daily except Saturdays and other Jewish holidays: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (summer time) and 9 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. (winter time). Tickets can be purchased at the museum’s ticket offices, Information and Reservation Centre (Maiselova 15, Prague 1) or in the museum's e-shop.
Reviewed August 21, 2013

First of all, ignore everyone who says this is "too expensive." If seeing something this amazing and moving costs too much--then I guess you can just google your way through Prague.

We bought the ticket for all seven sites and it was worth every penny. Reading the names of all the families, seeing the children's art from the kids who were held in the concentration camps, and seeing the rituals from one of the oldest religions in the world was awe-inspiring. The Jewish Cemetery is awesome, but I have to say reading all the captions under the children's art was so touching. Learning all the history behind the decimation of the Jewish community in Prague made me pause. The various sites give you such insight into what being Jewish during the Nazi regime was like. It's an amazing history lesson if you are interested. I was amazed.

Excellent experience. I highly recommend.

Date of experience: August 2013
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jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace at Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2015

Thank you very much and we´ll be pleased to see you again in the museum.

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We were able to snag a private tour with Roman Bily for my wife and I and 2 teenage kids. Roman is an excellent guide. He knows both the older and the more recent history of the Jews in Prague and in the region. And he was very interesting to listen to, very engaging and a really nice guy. He gave us a lot of advice about the city and gave us a lot of good recommendations, as well. For me, the highlights were the old cemetery and the exhibit of drawings from Terezin. The cemetery is really moving, the tombstones crowded in amongst each other like homeless people huddling together in the rain. I was lucky enough to hear a memorial service - it was unlike any I'd ever heard, the melodies sounding more like gypsy dirges than anything else. The exhibit on Terezin was quite stirring, to imagine the mindset of these children and teenagers as they lived in captivity. As I said, if you can get Roman Bily as your guide, you will have an excellent experience.

Date of experience: July 2013
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jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace at Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2015

Thank you very much for your review and we are looking forward your next visit!

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Had a great trip to Prague this week and what a beautiful city it is. Visited many of the top ten tourist attractions including the Jewish Museum. I have to say that the ticket price did include several sites but on the whole was not worth the price charged. The staff at the sites were rude and bad mannered especially when we wanted to pay with a debit card (which was promptly thrown back at us and were told "no good") or to ask a question. In the room where the children's drawings were, the whole crowded room turned as a visitor was being shouted at for not showing her ticket, an easy mistake to be made when the room is busy. It was my first time in meeting people from a jewish community and I'm sure in general most people from this community show a shared common curtesy and politeness (I hope). The childrens drawings were very moving and sad but sorry not impressed with the attitudes of staff. On the whole worth the visit but they need to upgrade their payment system other wise you'll be met with a frosty reception.

Date of experience: August 2013
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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2015

Thank you very much for your comments.
Since 2014 it is possible to purchase tickets in the newly established Information and Reservation center in Maiselova 15, Prague 1 with a credit card.
Each unfriendly conduct of our employees is a violation of internal regulations. We regret you felt uncomfortable and apologize for them. We always welcome specific description unpleasant experience, so we can deduce concrete conclusions and prevent its recurrence.
Thank you very much and we will look forward your next visit of the Jewish Museum in Prague.

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Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

A small visit as the start of the Jewish tour. Some interesting crowns, but that's it. Lot's of books and paper. Also lots of curtains, not really great.

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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2015

Dear TimvandenBersselaar,
Thank you for your comments. For example the curtains you mention are from our textile collection which is actually the largest collection of Ashkenazi textiles in the world. Its uniqueness and importance is underlined by the fact that it comes from a single region of Central Europe – Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia.
The core of the collection comprises unique textiles from the 16th and 17th centuries. This includes, above all, a group of curtains decorated with appliqués and river pearls from the period of Rudolph II. Also unique are the textiles that were made at Prague and Moravian embroidery schools at the end of the 17th century. We regret you did not find it enjoyable but vast majority of our visitors appreciate the uniqueness of our archives and exhibits.
Thank you for your understanding. We are looking forward your next visit!

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Lovely historical area for a nice stroll. Picturesque street scenes with ancient buildings, quaint shops and some street stalls.

Date of experience: August 2013
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jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace at Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2015

Thank you very much and we´ll be pleased to see you again in the museum.

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