Czech Museum of Music, Prague

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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. Put Czech Museum of Music and other Prague attractions into our Prague road trip tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The exposition of old, but heartache. There is a permanent part and temporary. Constant exhibited a variety of musical instruments, pianos, strings, horns and even electric. The headphones are available in which you can listen to their sound. Vintage keyboards is the object of my fotokollekcionirovanija, so I was very happy to see them here in such numbers! There is a special model harp, to try to play. A temporary exhibition called "Music and the fairy tale". All Soviet children remember great movies-tales of the Czech Studio Barrandov. Here you can for him on nostalgirovat. At the end of the route stands a piano on which you can play, if you want to. Nice issue printed information in Russian.
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  • The Museum of Music was a nice place to visit with the kids, who were both fond of playing the piano. Some of the instruments looked really interesting. Quite a nice relaxing multi-level tour we had.  more »
  • We had a very good time in the music museum, above all the interactive stations (Theremin & Co) were really funny. Would be nice to have more instruments to try! Also the building is very beautiful!  more »
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  • No only it is possible to observe the exhibition, but you can also check the program and enjoy breathtaking live concerts here. Wonderful acoustics. Also cozy coffee shop with a small store, where among other things one can find vinyl disks of contemporary and classical musicians.
  • A hidden gem! Tucked in a corner of the old town on the west side of the river, the museum has a permanent exhibition of various historical musical instrument. It has some fun interactive exhibits that lets you play around with, including piano, harp, a musical staircase and mixer equipments. When I visited there was also a very pretty temporary exhibition of music and fairy tales.
  • How was this place as empty as it was? What a great museum! Price reasonable, lots to look at and listen to, and you can even play a theremin! Only complaint would be that some of the headphones were a bit static-y. Grab your kids and your musicians and get over here before there are more people than headphones.
  • Interesting museum with exhibition divided by music instrument types. Many bizarre and beautiful instruments. My favorite is interactive electronic synthesizer exhibition with a guide that shows what’s what.
  • Interesting, but does not utilize full space. Primarily an instrument museum.
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