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Czech Museum of Music, Prague

(4.4/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
Explore the historical relationship between human beings and musical instruments at Czech Museum of Music. A 17th-century Baroque monastery is the beautiful setting for this museum. Inside, hear the original sounds made by less familiar instruments, such as sumptuous inlaid harpsichords or the 16th-century woodwinds. The museum houses about 700,000 items, including manuscripts, press documentation, and materials from the personal estates of two great Czech composers, Smetana and Dvořak. Examine variously shaped pianos, such as square or pyramid pianos, as well as the Empire-style giraffe or lyre pianos. Visit a more familiar slice of history by stopping to see a grand piano Mozart played in 1787. Make Czech Museum of Music a part of your Prague vacation plans using our Prague tourist route planner.
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  • Is one of the museums of music which I like the most among all the ones I've seen. Is divided into two parts: on the ground floor there is a historical exhibition dealing with Charles IV, of his Kingdom and his descendants; While the first floor is the instrumental part divided by categories (keyboard instruments, woodwind, percussion, arc ...). Definitely worth visiting also because in every room you can listen to recordings of the strangest instruments that are in the same room.
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  • Wonderful interior! They often organize concerts but the acoustics is very tricky here. For all music, culture and architecture lovers, it's a must visit. A jewel of Mala strana.  more »
  • Poseteli this Museum in March. Quite an interesting Museum, but unfortunately, the son (5 years) not very motivated and suffered only 1.5 storey museum:)
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