Czech Museum of Music, Prague

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#21 of 86 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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  • August 12, 2017
    Suitable very worthwhile for music lovers, also for children! Architecturally interesting building - monastery, post office, police and Museum of music.
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  • August 10, 2017
    A museum that lack rezily of interactivity. For Czk 120, the price is not worth them. Only beautiful old instruments exposed in display cases or that it can't touch. A small sign announcing the name and the date of the instrument. Nothing more. Visit within an hour... what a pity... no or too little explanation. A museum that I recommend only the musicians specializing in early music.
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  • August 7, 2017
    If your little ones saturate some of the cathedrals, take a walk in this small museum, very quiet, with a really cheap family entry: our children (of which only a fact of music) were happy to see all these beautiful pieces, some with really funny shapes... As they are very old and of course we can't touch them, recordings were made, and can be heard... certainly in helmets of another age, but the small ones were super happy to hear bits of music and all kinds of sounds. Some instruments are of great beauty. A must see.
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