Family Museums: from the Mirror Maze to the Museum of Communism



Prague is not only an excellent destination for couples, the city is also extremely family-friendly. You will have no problem to entertain the children with museums their parents also like. One of the highlights for young children is the mirror maze. It is fun to see how they take passages for real ones and bump into mirrors time and time again. Tucked away in a narrow alley in the Old Town District, the Prague Fashion Museum and Vintage Shop will be the favorite stop for mothers and teenage daughter. Not only will they find here the history of seventy years of fashion from 1920 to 1980, they will also be able to buy vintage dresses, skirts and blouses. The price makes them smile. fathers and sons will enthuse about the model trains in the Railway Kingdom. The clanging of level crossings and the hooting of locomotives, is music to their ears and exactly as in real life. Almost all children and their parents alike will be enchanted by the sea creatures in Sea World. Observe the sand shark, the largest and most feared shark in the world. While the fathers take their sons to the LEGO Museum, mothers and daughters will certainly enjoy Dolls Land Gallery with a collection of over 3000 Barbie dolls. 

 


DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
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Dox, Centre for Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design, is one of the most important private contemporary art museums in central Europe. The museum is housed in a converted metal-plant in the Holesovice neighborhood, a former industrial...  Read More


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National Technical Museum
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If planes, trains and automobiles are your passion, be sure to include a visit to the Technical Museum in Prague. This three-storey museum in functionalist architectural style consists of huge halls filled with antique and vintage vehicles,...  Read More


Prague Fashion Museum & Vintage Shop
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Prague Fashion Museum and Vintage Shop is located in a cellar shop in Prague's Stare Mesto district. The museum shows seven decades of fashion, from 1920s to 1980, from evening dresses, leisure wear and beach wear to sunglasses, gloves and pill...  Read More


Public Transport Museum (Muzeum MHD)
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Situated in the residential district of Dejvice, The Public Transport Museum is located in the Stresovice tram depot. The collection consists of forty historical trams and buses that once trundled the streets of Prague. Apart from authentic...  Read More


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Railway Kingdom
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No need to be a model railway enthusiast, everyone who watches the trains cruising the Railway Kingdom will be enchanted. Trains run to a regular schedule and include day and night shifts. An integral part of the Railroad Kingdom is the...  Read More




The Museum of Communism was founded by Glenn Spicker, an American businessman who scoured junk shops and flea markets to gather Communist-era artifacts. The museum offers visitors a glimpse of the past demonstrating how suppression, fear and...  Read More


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Sea World
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Every Tuesday at 3 pm it is shark feeding time! See how they swallow small fish and how they love it. They swim along graciously in a giant tank that holds 100,000 liters of water together with other fish. This underwater world makes a good...  Read More


Lego Museum
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Right opposite My Department store on Narodni street is a small shop devoted entirely to LEGO and Muzeum Lega, 2000 models on three floors. The Entrance to the LEGO museum is via the shop. Along the walls and in the middle of the exposition...  Read More


Mirror Maze
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Entertainment for young and old. Take the cable car to the top of Petrin Hill first. The Mirror Maze is housed in a miniature castle on Petrin Hill. This building was part of the Great Exhibition of 1891, when also the miniature Eiffel Tower...  Read More




Are you in Prague and are you with your daughter? Are you a Barbie doll collector or do you just like looking at Barbie or Ken, be sure to visit Dolls Land Gallery close to Mustek Metro Station right in the center of Prague. Divided over two...  Read More


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Meet Marianne Crone

Marianne Crone divides her time between her home in the Netherlands and an apartment in Prague, the city where her son, daughter-in-law and grandson live.

Now retired, Marianne is still an...  More About Marianne

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