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Speculum Alchemiae Museum

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Fascinating Tour

This is a must-do if you are into anything weird and wonderful. Fascinating look into a 16th... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
andreankh
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Great visit

We only found out about this place on a Ghost tour the night before. It is an original, secret... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tracy S
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  • Excellent68%
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  • Average5%
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Our museum called Speculum Alchemiae, is situated in one of the oldest houses in Prague. There are secret alchemical laboratories from the 16th century in the museum underground that were built for the king Rudolf II. The alchemists of that time...more
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Hastalska, 1, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Staré Město (Old Town)
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 March 2015

It was a really interesting visit as we got there by chance.The museum is located at the jewish region but unfortunately it was not listed in our traveler guide. We visited the real underground alchemical labaratories and we felt like we traveled back in time.The...More

4  Thank Nareeke
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 September 2013

What a waste of time and money! After reading the reviews here and having time for only one museum on our last day, we chose this over the KGB museum and the Museum of Communism. Bad, bad decision! The 20 minute tour which was supposed...More

6  Thank jaskev
RadkaG, Manager at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2013

Dear Jaskev, I am very sorry that we didnt´t leave a good impression in you. In our museum there is no Swedish guide and all our guides are trying their best in English, because they are not native speakers, so of course, they can have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must-do if you are into anything weird and wonderful. Fascinating look into a 16th century alchemy lab only uncovered in 2002! Magical place, informative and patient guide. Loved it, was a highlight of Prague... thank you!

Thank andreankh
Speculum A, Manažer at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Andreankh, thank You very much for your visit and review. We are very happy to hear you liked our museum. All the best. SA

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only found out about this place on a Ghost tour the night before. It is an original, secret alchemist's laboratory. You can only look around on a guided tour, but this makes it more interesting. An actual piece of Prague history, long forgotten then...More

Thank Tracy S
Speculum A, Manažer at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Tracy S, thank you very much for your visit and lovely review. Wish you all the best. SA

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was surprised by this place. I wasnt expecting much and I never heard of it before hand, but it was an amazing experience. The tour was like less than an hour, but we learned so much about Prague history and all the alchemy that...More

Thank Nikita K
Speculum A, Manažer komunikace s hosty at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nikita K, Thank you very much for this review. It's nice to hear that the visit in our museum was such a reat experience for you. We send you the best wishes from Prague, Speculum Alchemiae Prague

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Prague, this is a great little place to visit. It was like stepping back in time through a secret door into underground tunnels where alchemists once worked their magic. Our guide was really good and very informative. We found it fascinating...More

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Speculum A, Manažer komunikace s hosty at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear caroleba, thank you very much for your nice review. We at the museum are very glad that you enjoyed your stay here, and that you appreciated the work of our guide. Best wishes from Prague, the team of Speculum Alchemiae Prague

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am not happy to give the 3 stars review but I have to. I had very high expectations as the reviews were very encouraging. I paid 250CZK and I think it was too expensive for what I got. OK the underground chambers and secret...More

2  Thank KingaC582
Speculum A, Manažer komunikace s hosty at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear KingaC582, thank you for your review. We are sorry that you were disappointed with your visit. Our guides always try to provide the best service possible, unfortunately sometimes it doesn't work out, as you experienced. We are sorry once again. As for the price,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fascinating little place this was. Second oldest building in Prague with a tunnel system under it only discovered after the flooding of 2002. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly and it really was interesting, more for the history of the building than anything else....More

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Speculum A, Manažer komunikace s hosty at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear HisLordshipZion, thank you for your review. It's really nice to know that you enjoyed your stay in our museum, and that you were satisfied with the tour. Best wishes from Prague, Speculum Alchemiae

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have first played an alchemist's chambre and then we went to see the museum as They recommeneded that. Been a nice tour. We were stunned what people were able to do in a past. Highly recoommend.

Thank SimonDreamer
Speculum A, Manažer komunikace s hosty at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear SimonDreamer, thank you very much for your review. We send you best wishes from Prague, Speculum Alchemiae

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely a 5 star. Good value for a half hour tour. The information and stories about the labs under the house and historic tales are fascinating. Both ladies spoke perfect English and answered all of our questions. The whole experience felt magical and mysterious. Plus...More

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Speculum A, Manažer komunikace s hosty at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Marmaladetamcat, thank you very much fo this review. It's always nice to hear that our visitors are satisfied with the tour and informations our employees and guides provide. Thank you once again. With kind regards from Prague, the team of Speculum Alchemiae

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Went here with two of my friends because of the good tripadvisor comments. The stuff were very friendly and spoke very good English. The tour was about 30min but it was perfect length were you get to see and hear everything. We could a lot...More

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Speculum A, Manažer komunikace s hosty at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear mettetettee, Thank you for such a nice review. We are happy to hear that you and your friends were so content with the tour and the service of our employees. With best wishes, Speculum Alchemiae Prague

Reviewed 6 October 2018

This is not in most tourist books, but add it to your tour. This Museum / Store is how you get to the underground 16th Century labs! A private tour (tours through locals) took us here on a Science tour of the city.

Thank AngSeaWA
Speculum A, Manažer komunikace s hosty at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear AngSeaWA, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes, Speculum Alchemiae Prague

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LondonSoul4ever
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Response from Thomas-llanelli | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember exactly how much. About 10 -15 pounds sterling I think.
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Response from GenioAzul | Reviewed this property |
As I remember there was no elevator. Just an old stair. The floor downstairs is not flat but stoned. It is a medieval basement conserved as it was.
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Response from cdinwaves | Reviewed this property |
The tour is in english, and all the signs/exhibits have czech and english. 👍
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