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Museum of Communism

Nove Mesto (New Town)
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Address: Na prikope 852/10, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420 224 212 966
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

This museum looks at what Czech society and life was like under the...

This museum looks at what Czech society and life was like under the Communist regime.

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Very Neat, Well Done

Not a large museum but a well-done series of displays and interpretive signs; very clean, not the junk-filled communism museums of East Germany. Visually striking, good mix of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Dave C
St Neots, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not a large museum but a well-done series of displays and interpretive signs; very clean, not the junk-filled communism museums of East Germany. Visually striking, good mix of the usual posters and some revealing pictures. Good price, nice gift shop, go if you have a chance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I didn't expect this to be spiffy interactive museum. In fact I think the way it was presented set the mood. This period of time was not one of abundance and I think the various displays really allowed one to see things as they really might have been. Not shiny and new but tired and old. The footage of the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is like a UK museum of the 70's - just full of dusty props and walls of text. There was nothing interactive or visually engaging. The information was interesting, but was nothing you couldn't get from 10 minutes search online. The history of Prague is intriguing and therefore this museum drawers a crowd, but don't be fooled.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tired musuem seems to be a random display of a load of tat that someone bought after the Velvet Revolution and decided to create a musuem. There a few decent statues of Lenin and Marx on the way in but it soon goes downhill. There's an odd tableau of a community school complete with cheap mannequin that tells you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always try to get a bit of culture in to my city breaks and this was a good insight in to the history of the City. It is amazing the breakneck speed in which Prague has assimilated the ideas of capitalism. I visited when I was 13yrs old, some 40 years ago and I remember crossing the border and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We struggled a little to find the Museum, tucked away above a casino through a courtyard. But we got there in the end. The displays and museum environment are far from slick or well curated BUT, I still recommend a visit for the need to see and appreciate that historical era for the Czech people displayed and set out in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is quite funny. You have to enter in a building close from a casino. Which is funny for museum of communism. It's a small place but with a lot of things to see and lots of boards with quite good explainations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum gave me a much better understanding of how those in the communist countries lived. There is a lot of reading and we read it all, thus a lot of standing. Outside on a patio there is a display of what is going on in North Korea. Very interesting. I highly recommend this museum.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We both really enjoyed this museum. We read every word available to read, and also watched the entire video on the velvet revolution, and we were there for 1 hour 40 mins. Really enjoyed reading all about communism in prague, and learnt a lot. However, if this was the kind of museum whereby you paid at the end what you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There was not a lot to see in terms of objects. If you want to enjoy it, you'll have to read a lot. For us it was interesting to read evey, especially about the communist history of the Czech Republic and see the movie about the velvet revolution. Definitely worth it to go. Also got a free post card which... More 

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Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred metres long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theatres. National Theatre near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
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