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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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  • A friend of my daughter, who is studying at the Conservatory, on a trip to Prague with us which was happy to visit a museum dedicated to his greatest passion. With the Prague card is free entrance, is located not far from the Centre, and in truth I came thinking about being bored, not loving the music. Instead I have completely CHANGED MY MIND! The Museum is laid out with extreme intelligence, with a fixed course in the various rooms where you will find ancient tools divided into sections devoted to woodwind instruments, percussion, stringed, a series of harpsichords and pianos are unique. In addition, terrific idea, every san are headphones where you can hear the music of the instruments on display. A very important collection with several hundred tools, some really weird and finely crafted. I write this review to advise everyone to visit this Museum, it is VERY INTERESTING for those who, like me, thought of losing time. I'm glad to be gone.
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  • We already knew that of Brussels. That of Prague has more ancient instruments. The staging is very good, you can listen to excerpts play with this or that instrument in most rooms. The Museum has the advantage of being close to all the sights of the city.
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  • Nice Museum divided into two sections; a temporary exhibition on the death of Charles IV and the fixed on musical instruments. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and well organized. There are a lot of very interesting tools exposed and you can also hear some. Really recommended if you are fascinated by the music and you are interested in finding out even unconventional tools and antiques.
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