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Museum Guide for Prague

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Although Prague has enough beautiful streets and squares to keep you busy for several days, there are several museums well worth visiting — or at least keeping on your list for a rainy day.

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  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Like a Local

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Prague Castle

Castles, Historic Walking Areas

Narodni galerie v Praze

Art Museums, Art Galleries

Mucha Museum

Art Museums

Museum of Communism

History Museums

National Technical Museum

Science Museums, Speciality Museums

Franz Kafka Muzeum

Speciality Museums

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art

Art Galleries

Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague

Speciality Museums, Art Museums, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings

Jewish Museum in Prague

History Museums

Dvorak Museum

Historic Sites

Jeroen M's City Tips

  • The 2-4 day Prague Card can be good value: it includes public transport and free or reduced entry to many museums. (It may still be cheaper to buy individual tickets though.)
  • Check the museum websites in advance to see if they offer free or reduced entry at certain times.
  • Prague's public transport system is excellent, with three easy-to-use metro lines and a dense network of tram lines.
  • Prague Castle
    Castles, Historic Walking Areas
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    Jeroen M Says:

    The stunning medieval halls of Prague Castle are deservedly popular among tourists, but the castle also has many more rooms and interesting exhibitions you can visit.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Arrive early in summer to avoid the tour group crowds.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 1,016 things to do in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful castle and many lovely properties within 20/10/2018
    • Versailles in Prague 20/10/2018
    • Prague Castle
    Phone:
    +420 224 373 368
    Other:
  • Narodni galerie v Praze
    Art Museums, Art Galleries
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    Jeroen M Says:

    The factory-like National Gallery building has an excellent collection of 19th and 20th-century art. The highlight for many visitors is Alfons Mucha's monumental Slav Epic: twenty massive paintings depicting the history of the Slav people.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Besides the permanent collection, there are always several temporary exhibitions; see the website for details.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #51 of 1,016 things to do in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Extra space, astonishing art, great exhibition 24/09/2018
    • Visit the exhibition of Prague artists 13/09/2018
    • Narodni galerie v Praze
    Address:
    StaromEstske namEsti 12
    Kinský Palace
    Prague 110 15
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 224 301 122
    Price range:
    USD 13 - USD 13
    Hours:
    Tue
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Wed
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Thu - Sun
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
  • Mucha Museum
    Art Museums
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    Jeroen M Says:

    A modest but nicely done exhibition of Mucha's artistic development. There's also an interesting 30-minute film about the man and his artwork at this museum.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • This museum is open on Mondays, too, when many others are closed.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #133 of 1,016 things to do in Prague
    • Simply stunning. 20/10/2018
    • Mucha Museum in Prague 15/10/2018
    • Mucha Museum
    Address:
    Panska 890/7
    Kaunicky Palace
    Prague 110 00
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 224 216 415
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
  • Museum of Communism
    History Museums
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    Jeroen M Says:

    A small but very informative museum about the years of the Communist dictatorship in Czechoslovakia. There's information about the 1968 Soviet invasion as well, and thankfully there's a happy ending: the Velvet Revolution of 1989!

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Enter next to the McDonald's and follow the signs upstairs.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #122 of 1,016 things to do in Prague
    • Interesting and important 20/10/2018
    • A lot of information, but totally worth it. 20/10/2018
    • Museum of Communism
    Address:
    V Celnici 1031/4
    Prague 118 00
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 224 212 966
    Price range:
    USD 15 - USD 15
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Other:
  • National Technical Museum
    Science Museums, Speciality Museums
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    Jeroen M Says:

    A fabulous place for both young and old — everyone likes cars, planes and trains, after all. The Czechs have a proud history of automobile design, and seeing the amazing models from the 1930s is alone worth the trip.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Racing fans shouldn't miss the 1938 Mercedes Benz W154, the best racing car ever built.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 1,016 things to do in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very good museum 16/10/2018
    • Excellent museum! 13/10/2018
    • National Technical Museum
    Address:
    Kostelni 42
    Prague 170 78
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 220 399 101
    Hours:
    Tue
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Wed - Sun
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
  • Franz Kafka Muzeum
    Speciality Museums
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    Jeroen M Says:

    A museum that is as odd as Kafka's books. This small exhibition takes a look at the history and inside the mind of Prague's most famous writer.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The peeing statues outside are a joke by local artist David Cerny — they turn to spell out famous literary lines.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #116 of 1,016 things to do in Prague
    • Good experiential museum about the life of Kafka 20/10/2018
    • Definitely Evoked the World of a Chaotic Human and His Complicated Life 07/10/2018
    • Franz Kafka Muzeum
    Address:
    Cihelna 2B
    Mala Strana
    Prague 118 00
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 257 535 373
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
  • DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
    Art Galleries
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    Jeroen M Says:

    Prague doesn't really do contemporary, but here's a good exception — an excellent private gallery of modern art, with changing exhibitions showing works by various local and international artists.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The gallery has a good little cafe, too.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #66 of 1,016 things to do in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not a good experience 10/10/2018
    • Art fan? Visit the DOX 04/10/2018
    • DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
    Address:
    Poupetova 1
    Prague 17000
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 295 568 123
    Price range:
    USD 8 - USD 8
    Hours:
    Wed
    11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Thu
    11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Fri
    11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sat - Mon
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
  • Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
    Speciality Museums, Art Museums, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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    Jeroen M Says:

    A wonderfully stuffy collection of 'things,' in a building designed for the collection a century ago. Textiles, furniture, porcelain, metal, clocks, jewelry — it's amazing to see here how early industrial design evolved.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • There's a nice cafe attached if you need to take a breather from the exhibition rooms.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #282 of 1,016 things to do in Prague
    • Outstanding exhibit, visually very good, academically interesting 13/10/2018
    • Disappointment 02/10/2018
    • Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
    Address:
    17. listopadu 2, Praha 1
    Prague 110 00
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 602 182 473
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
  • Jewish Museum in Prague
    History Museums
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    Jeroen M Says:

    The entry isn't cheap, but this is an essential visit if you want to understand the history of the Jews in Prague. The former synagogue buildings have exhibits, and you can wander through the evocative graveyard outside.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • The museum is closed on Saturdays, but it is open on Mondays, when many others are closed.
    • If you see just one building, make it the beautiful Spanish Synagogue.
    • Ask for the audio guide to make the most of your visit.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #71 of 1,016 things to do in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Historical and emotional 17/10/2018
    • A MUST SEE in Prague 14/10/2018
    • Jewish Museum in Prague
    Address:
    U Stare Skoly 141/1
    Prague 110 00
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 222 749 211
    Hours:
    Sun - Fri
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
  • Dvorak Museum
    Historic Sites
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    Jeroen M Says:

    Dvořák's viola, piano and many other personal items are on show here in this pretty baroque palace, together with photos, sheet music and changing exhibitions about the man and his music.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • In summer, check in advance to see if there are any concerts at the museum that you can attend.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #137 of 1,016 things to do in Prague
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good museum befitting a good composer 20/08/2018
    • Small but beautiful 10/08/2018
    • Dvorak Museum
    Address:
    Ke Karlovu 20
    Praha 2, Nové Mesto
    Prague 120 00
    Czech Republic
    Phone:
    +420 224 923 363
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Other:
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