Czech Museum of Music, Prague

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#21 of 143 in Museums in Prague
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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  • Beautiful instruments but any interactive no possibility to try anything different Instruments but nothing original as expected by reading the description of the Museum. Disappointed...
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  • My niece and my family visited the place in Dec 2017 and we were pleasantly amazed by it. My niece, the "Mozart" of our clan, was simply mesmerised by the wide range of music instruments on display th...  more »
  • Although mentioned almost in passing in guidebooks, this fairly large building is a gem "hiding in plain view". It displays a large collection of instruments from several centuries arranged by familie...  more »
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  • Currently an interesting exhibition about music and fairy tales. The permanent collection is nice too although the listening part could be improved.
  • Decent collection in the main exhibition. However, many audio samples don't work. The fairy tale exhibition is rather boring.
  • Only saw the permanent exhibition, which is a large amount of varying instruments, they have little audio snippets of what each instrument sounds like, quite cool but would have liked to have seen an additional exhibition
  • Great sound in the hall for listening for barrel organ musicians
  • Great collection of instruments.
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