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Prague Museums

The innumerable museums scattered around Prague (Praha) attracts the lovers of culture and history from around the world.

The museums emphasise the works of many distinguished artists which represents the Renaissance, Gothic and Baroque eras. Every tourist who visits Prague must make a stop at least one of the museums in the city like the National Museum, Mucha Museum, Czech Beer Museum and the Rudolfinum which is a music auditorium and art gallery. Check out some of the most popular and must-visit museums in Prague city.

National Museum (Národní Muzeum)
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National Museum (Národní Muzeum)

One of the biggest museums in Prague, the National Museum is also one of the city's main tourist attractions. Founded in 1818 in Prague by Kašpar Maria Šternberg, the museum has around 14 million items varying from natural history, arts and music. Entry to the Museum is free every first Monday of the month and the museum is closed every first Tuesday of the month.

Address: Václavské nám. 68, 115 79 Praha 1, Czech Republic.

Lobkowicz Palace (Lobkovický palác)
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Lobkowicz Palace (Lobkovický palác)

The Lobkowicz Palace is located inside the Prague Castle complex and is the only privately owned facility there. The palace houses the Lobkowicz Collections which includes things like paintings, ceramics, manuscripts and many other artefacts of some eminent personalities like Beethoven, Canaletto, Velázquez and Mozart. The palace also has a cafe, a gift shop and venues for private functions.

Address: Prague Castle Jiřská 3 119 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 233 312 925

Mucha Museum (Muchovo Muzeum)
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Mucha Museum (Muchovo Muzeum)

This popular museum presents Alfons Mucha's paintings, photos and ornamental panels. Mucha was known especially for representing artwork of Slavic maidens. A video documentary is also shown portraying Mucha's success. This is definitely worth a visit, as Alfons Mucha is known as one of Prague's most respected artists.

Opening Times: 10am - 6pm
Address: Kaunický palác, Panská 7, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 224 216 415

House of the Black Madonna - Museum of Czech Cubism
Museum of Czech Cubism

House of the Black Madonna - Museum of Czech Cubism

House of the Black Madonna is a cubist building in Old Town designed by Josef Gocár. Presently, it exhibits works of Czech Cubism from 1911 to 1919. This museum features three floors of cubist designs, sculptures and paintings. It also comprises the famous Josef Gocar's House of the Black Madonna, which is Prague's most superb model of Cubist architecture.

Opening Times: Thu. 10am - 7pm, Wed. to Sun. 10am - 6pm
Address: No. 19, Ovocný trh, Prague, Czech Republic.

Prague Jewish Museum (Židovské muzeum v Praze)
Prague Jewish Museum

Prague Jewish Museum (Židovské muzeum v Praze)

The Prague Jewish Museum was founded by a historian Dr Hugo Lieben and Dr Augustin Stein in 1906. It is one of the most popular museums in Prague and includes six monuments altogether- the Spanish Synagogue; the Maisel Synagogue; the Pinkas Synagogue; the Klaus Synagogue, the Old Jewish Cemetery and the Ceremonial Hall. They are all important historical monuments.

Opening Times: Everyday except Saturdays and Jewish holidays
Address: U Staré školy 141/1, Josefov, 110 00 Praha, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 222 749 211

Czech Beer Museum (Muzeum českého piva)
Czech Beer Museum

Czech Beer Museum (Muzeum českého piva)

Since ancient times beer has been brewed in Prague and the Czech Beer Museum celebrates the art of beer-making in the city. The place contains a large collection of beers and memorabilia and that signifies the beer-making process and its history. The visitors can have a chance to see the beers being made and also taste and buy their favourite beers as souvenirs.

Opening Times: Mon. to Sun. 11am - 8pm
Address: Husova 7, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 778 072 337

Museum of Communism (Muzeum komunismu)
Museum of Communism

Museum of Communism (Muzeum komunismu)

Situated in Na Příkopě 10 near the Wenceslas Square the Museum of Communism in Prague is devoted to the post–World War II Communist regime in Czechoslovakia and also in the rest of the world. The museum contains things like artefacts, multimedia presentations, statues, historical posters, informative text, etc. The museum lies inside an 18th-century palace and is a popular tourist destination.

Address: Na Příkope 10, Prague 1, 110 00, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 224 212 966

National Technical Museum (Národní Technické Muzeum)
National Technical Museum

National Technical Museum (Národní Technické Muzeum)

Founded in 1908, the National Technical Museum is a one of its kind of museum which showcases the development of technology in the Czech Republic. Situated near the Letná Park, the museum has documented the history of a variety of technical fields, industrial sciences, etc. The NTM has a research centre for their researchers and a publication house also.

Opening Times: Mon. Closed, Tue. to Fri. 9am - 5.30pm, Sat to Sun. 10am - 6pm
Address: Kostelní 42, 170 78 Prague 7, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 220 399 111

National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror
(Národní památník hrdinů heydrichiády)
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National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror (Národní památník hrdinů heydrichiády)

The National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror is located inside the Church of Sts Cyril & Methodius and is a monument which commemorates the seven Czech paratroopers involved in the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. The monument is a fitting memorial for the heroes and is a popular landmark in the history of Czech Republic.

Opening Times: March - October Tue. to Sun. 9am - 5pm, November - February. Tue. to Sat 9am - 5pm
Address: Resslova 9a, 12000 Prague 2, Czech Republic.

Antonin Dvorak Museum (Antonín Dvořák Museum)
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Antonin Dvorak Museum (Antonín Dvořák Museum)

The Antonín Dvořák Museum in Prague is located inside the National Museum and is dedicated to the Antonín Dvořák who was an eminent composer of his time. The museum houses personal belongings of the composer and also other things like his manuscripts, photographs, a piano, his viola, newspaper cuttings, programmes, etc. This place literally unravels the life of Antonín Dvořák in front the visitors.

Address: Ke Karlovu 462/20, 120 00 Praha 2, Czech Republic.

Náprstek Museum
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Náprstek Museum

The Náprstek Museum situated in the National Museum represents the African, Asian and American art. The museum was created by Vojtech Naprstek who was a patriot and also a great patron of arts. The museum is divided into different parts like the cultures of Australia and Oceania, Vojta Náprstek collection, etc. They also hold exhibitions, lectures and other events related to the museum

Address: Betlémské náměstí 1, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic.

Bedřich Smetana Museum (Muzeum Bedřicha Smetany)
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Bedřich Smetana Museum (Muzeum Bedřicha Smetany)

The Bedřich Smetana Museum is devoted to felicitate the life and the works of Bedřich Smetana, who was a celebrated music composer in the Czech Republic. Located near the Charles Bridge on the banks of the Vltava River this is one of the most visited museums in the city. The museum contains letters, photographs and newspaper cuttings, folders, etc.

Speculum Alchemiae Museum (Muzea Alchymie – Speculum Alchemiae)
Speculum Alchemiae Museum

Speculum Alchemiae Museum (Muzea Alchymie – Speculum Alchemiae)

Discovered while the reconstruction of one of the oldest buildings in Prague, the Speculum Alchemiae Museum is an exciting place to visit. The museum was once an alchemist's workshop and contains equipment and other interesting objects. The museum recreates the period of alchemy and also arranges guided tours for the visitors.

Opening Times: Mon. to Sun. 10am - 6pm
Address: Haštalská 1, 110 00, Praha 1, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 773 645 234

Army Museum Zizkov (Vojenský historický ústav Praha)
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Army Museum Zizkov (Vojenský historický ústav Praha)

The Army Museum Zizkov lies on the foothills of the Vítkov Hill. The building in which the museum is located is a historical one which was build between 1927 and 1929. The museum displays articles and mementoes of the First and Second World Wars and also of the Czechoslovakia interwar.

Opening Times: 10am to 6pm, Mon. Closed
Address: U Památníku 2, 130 05 Praha 3, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 973 204 900

Museum of Miniatures (Muzeum miniatur)
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Museum of Miniatures (Muzeum miniatur)

The Museum of Miniatures situated near the Strahov monastery is a world of microscopic wonders where you will find masterpieces like a train perched on a strand of hair, a caravan in the needle eye, smallest book in the world, a microscopic Eiffel tower, etc. Some of the objects there are also registered in the Guinness Book of Records. This place though a bit difficult to find is well worth visiting.

Opening Times: 9am - 5pm
Address: Strahovské nádvoří 11, Praha 1, Czech Republic.
Tel.:

Grevin Praha
Grevin Praha

Grevin Praha

The Grevin Praha located at Celetná in Prague is one of the most-visited museums in the city. Here you will find life-like figures of many famous personalities from the Czech Republic and also from the rest of the world. The place also has a cafe, a theatre, exhibition space, workshop, ballroom etc.

Opening Times: Everyday except 25.12 and 15.2.-18.2.
Address: Celetná 15, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 226 776 776

Kepler Museum (Keplerovo Muzeum)
Keplerovo Muzeum

Kepler Museum (Keplerovo Muzeum)

Situated near the Charles Bridge on the Karlova Street the Kepler Museum is devoted to Johann Kepler who was a Renaissance scientist. The astronomy museum is staged inside the house in which Kepler had lived for many years. The museum also displays the dial of Prague's Astronomical Clock.

Opening Times: 10am - 6pm, Mon. Closed
Address: Karlova 188/4, 110 00 Praha 1, Staré Město, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 608 971 236

Prague City Museum (Muzeum hlavního města Prahy)
Prague City Museum

Prague City Museum (Muzeum hlavního města Prahy)

This was built between 1896 and 1898 and exhibits artefacts dated back from prehistoric times to the 20th century. The main attraction here is Antonin Langweil's impressive 1:480 scale model of Prague representing how the city was built up between 1826 and 1834 and you can spot some incredible changes if you have a good understanding of Prague.

Address: Na Poříčí 52/1554, 180 00 Prague 8, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 224 816 772 / 3

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