Prague Museums from Antonin Dvorak to Communism and Sharks

When visiting Prague, a museum visit is not the first thing on your what-to-do-and-see list. However, an hour or so in a museum is definitely worth it. Prague has a lot to offer in the field of art and culture. With 20.000 objects, the National Museum, Narodni Muzeum, is the largest museum in the Czech Republic.

Be sure to include a visit to Prague Castle and Golden Lane, the castle grounds are free to wander about but if you want to see the crown jewels you will have to get a ticket. The Long Tour will keep you busy all day, an afternoon or morning is enough for the Short Tour. The Museum of Communism is an eye-opener and tells about the country's past during Communist days. The Dvorak Museum is compulsory for all music fans.

The Mirror Maze on top of Petrin Hill and Sea World in the Holesovice district are the perfect spot to be with children, but adults will also be charmed especially when the sharks are being fed.

Most museums are closed on Mondays and are open on the other days of the week from 10.00 to 18.00. The National Museum is also open on Monday and free on the first Monday of the month.




National Museum
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The National Museum, Narodni Muzeum, is the oldest and largest museum in the Czech Republic. It consists of two buildings almost next to each other. The main building in monumental neo Renaissance style is closed for renovation until mid-2015....  Read More

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Antonin Dvorak Museum
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Villa Amerika has been been home to the Dvorak Museum since 1932. Built as a eighteenth-century summer house, this striking Baroque building is well worth a visit, not only for its exhibition but also for its interior design and in particular...  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

St Vitus Cathedral
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Soaring spires of St Vitus Cathedral dominate the Prague skyline. Not only is the cathedral a place of pilgrimage, it is also a museum, treasure chamber and a blockbuster attraction. This is the church where the archbishop of Prague crowned...  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

Prague Castle
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Prazský Hrad, Prague Castle, is one of the largest castle complexes in the world. Not only is it home to the Czech President it also includes one of Prague's most popular tourist attractions. The castle complex also comprises St. Vitus...  Read More

Tucked away on Krísovnické námestí, Charles Bridge Museum tells the history of Prague's most famous monument. The permanent exhibition tells how floods swept away Judith Bridge, the first bridge to span the Vltava River. Walk down the steps...  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

Mucha Museum features the works of Alfonse Mucha, one of the most celebrated Art Nouveau artists of the early 20th century. He became famous for his posters advertising theatre productions. His best known work is for the stage play Gismonda in...  Read More

Golden Lane
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Colorfully painted cottages line Zlata Ulicka, Czech for Golden lane. This picturesque alley runs along the northern wall of Prague Castle. These tiny dwellings were originally built for the castle guards. Later they provided housing for...  Read More


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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.

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