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“Friendly but disappointing” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gastronomy Museum Prague

Gastronomy Museum Prague
Ranked #156 of 921 things to do in Prague
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Due to technical reasons Gastronomy Museum Prague exhibits are open to upfront registered groups of minimum 5 people. For reservations please call or SMS Thank you for your kind understanding. Museum is depicting in very vivid form entire history of cooking and food preparation from early days of human kind, through stone age, medieval smoke kitchen, renaissance palace kitchen, first coal, gas and electrical stove, origin and forms of beer brewing, story of distillates, wine regions in CR and list of famous chefs in history of culinary arts.
London
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“Friendly but disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

We visited following reading the virtually unanimously positive reviews on Trip Advisor and to be honest we were a little disappointed. We cannot fault the staff who were genuinely enthusiastic and welcoming however the exhibition itself was quite old fashioned compared to what we would expect from a 21st century museum.

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GastronomyMuseum, Owner at Gastronomy Museum Prague, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Dear StaryynLondon,
thank you for your honest comment, but we would like to stress out, that exactly the honesty is our philosophy for presenting the historical struggle of human kind for securing food in its true, gimmick free picture. For that reason we have avoided placing next to the as possibly historically accurate reconstructions of mediaeval smoke kitchen and other 3D reconstructions, any kind of disturbing detail, like touch screens or video projections. We do not wont to hide simplicity and at the same time incredible ingenuity of our ancestors in using old kitchen technologies, by covering them with modern technology presentation. These contemporary innovations you could enjoy in the museum´s super modern kitchen section. We have decided to follow judgment of thousands of our visitors from all over the world who appreciate our „old fashioned„ approach to present methods of old-fashioned cooking.
Sincerely from Gastronomy Museum Prague
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Martin, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“nice place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

This museum was one of the highlights of our trip. There are lots of fun facts and interesting information, even some samples to taste! The staff are also very nice and helpful, they even took the time to come and explain things to us! Maybe since there were not many people there, which was a shame.

Visited November 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Interesting museum on the history of food preparation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

I live in Prague and had been wanting to visit this small museum for some time. I'm very glad I did, and would recommend it to visitors and residents. The staff are very nice and speak excellent English. It's easy to see that they are passionate about their museum; they gave useful explanations and were generally very pleasant. All the signs are in Czech and English. I am interested in both history and food, so I found the museum fascinating. I was especially interested in the famous chefs of the past, such as Guillaume Tirel (1300s) and Bartolomeo Scappi (1500s), and their early treatises on cooking. A more recent person I found interesting was Jindřich Vaňha, who had a famous fish restaurant on Václavské náměstí in the early part of the 20th century. The museum is an informative and pleasant way to spend an hour or so.

Visited November 2013
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Santa Monica, California
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“A great foodie destination ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

Was so glad I stopped here and it was a great value. Spent about 45 min here and the best part of the tour was trying the mead and the cottage cheese dumplings from an ancient recipe provided by Nina! She was great and gave us other great food suggestions that reflected the local culture. This museum is only a year old but it was well thought out and enjoyable.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Really interesting little museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I had read about this museum and had it on our itinerary for Prague. When we found it, we were immediately charmed by the two women who we're running it. Their obvious passion for gastronomy and the history of food in-general was catchy. The displays were in Czech and English and were very well researched. They even took the time to accompany us through most of the museum and even fed us snacks. It was a great experience that just added to the overall charm of this magnificent city.

Visited October 2013
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