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Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague

Jansky Vrsek, 8, Prague, Czech Republic
+420 257 224 508
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The host/guide was very sweet and we enjoyed his company, but this place is a sham. Spend your... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
samls86
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Not great

Not impressed at all. Poor displays and “guide” couldn’t answer questions. Nice beer in the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
peterghutch
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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Prague is a golden, mysterious city with one hundred spires, and for all that it thanks among other to the alchemists, who belong to it inseparably. It is gold plated by their philosopher's stone produced perhaps in one of its hundred towers - in Mihulka, or maybe in Kelley's tower in the House of the Donkey by the Cradle in a mysterious laboratory. Now you can get there by visiting the Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of old Prague, where you can look under the lids of bowls of emperor Rudolf's alchemists.
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Jansky Vrsek, 8, Prague, Czech Republic
Malá Strana (Little Quarter)
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+420 257 224 508
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The host/guide was very sweet and we enjoyed his company, but this place is a sham. Spend your money elsewhere please. If you pay for this you will be dissapointed! Please learn from our mistake! This tour is practically non informative, kitschy, and useless. You’re...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not impressed at all. Poor displays and “guide” couldn’t answer questions. Nice beer in the courtyard.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure this should truly be classified as a museum but it is a fun informative and amusing way to pass an hour. The location is also quite picturesque After spending a little time in the entrance gallery with a small number of exhibits you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only after you leave this “museum” you understand why Prague called the “city of magicians”. Because only a magician can make you pay so much money for such a poor place. Complete waste of time and money. P.S my fault I didn’t read reviews before.

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

It was a complete waste of time, because there is nothing interesting to see. The name of the museum makes the stakes to be high and it does not stand up for it.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

It was of my most boring experiences ever, only passed by by the ghost museum. Just drink the whole 270 kc, do not waste the money. By the way, near the museum is a pub with cheepp beer, this is the best thing about the...More

1  Thank Kubinyecz V
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I was so dissapointed in this attraction as I was interested in learning more about European alchemy. I honestly learnt nothing. I expected the museum to be interactive but you just read posters on the wall. I could have just used Google. The tour itself...More

Thank Victoria M
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Been to the first part of the exposition on the March, 9th. The hall was rather poor: just large text linens and a few wax figures. What also disappointed me is the attitude to the visitors. While our visit another family with 2 kids came...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We thought this could be a good one. It wasn't. Shame. It's clear that a fair amount of money has been spent on it as there are some lovely exhibits. The 'tower tour' was hilarious as the guide was so disinterested. If you want a...More

Thank Gotganas
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

We were quite looking forward to this and were severely disappointed. The ‘museum’ is split in to 2 rooms. 1 is the photos you see online and the other is in the tower. A roof space full of old junk and a tour guide who...More

1  Thank bencanning87
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Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
Malá Strana is one of the oldest and the most
beautiful neighbourhoods in the city. Nestled
underneath Prague Castle it was once a part of the
Kings route taken by future kings on their way to
coronation - originating in the Old Town, crossing
Charles Bridge and leading to Saint Vitus Cathedral.
Cobblestone streets are lined with picturesque
medieval houses, remarkable palaces, churches, kitsch
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Response from peterghutch | Reviewed this property |
If you’re only in Prague for a few days, there are many better places to visit than this, such as the Illusion Art Museum, etc., etc. You’ll be disappointed if you go.
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