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Museum of Communism, Prague

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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3/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
Step behind the Iron Curtain with a visit to Museum of Communism, dedicated to the story of ordinary Czechs struggling for democracy in the decades following World War II. Established in 2001 by businessman Glenn Spicker, the museum is located in an 18th-century palace near the center of the city. Spicker gathered many of the displayed artifacts, which include photographs and military objects, at flea markets and junk shops in and around Prague. The museum's three galleries offer visitors a fully immersive experience, complete with film screenings and educational lectures. Start your exploration at the museum's reconstructed classroom, offering insight into a day in the life of a Communist-era schoolchild. Arrange your visit to Museum of Communism and discover more family-friendly attractions in Prague using our Prague travel itinerary planner.
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  • On the way I expect to see things. It is more reading. It traces the history of the Czech Republic, it's very interesting but long after awhile.
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  • The museum had excellent information, and was very humbling. Lots to read but very worth it. If you're wondering if things are in English, they have descriptions in about 6 different languages so you ...  read more »
  • המוזיאון יודע להכניס אותך לאווירת החיים בפראג בתקופת הקומוניזם במאה שעברה. אוספים מרשימים של פסלים, תלבושת, ופריטים הקשורים להוגי וראשי הקומוניזם דאז. שווה לראות ולחוות קצת היסטוריה! כמו כן, בניגוד לה...  read more »
  • An in-detail view of the set backs Europe and specially Czech faced because of Communism is shown in this Museum. It appears small but if you go on reading each and every story depicted in the museum it will take at least 2 hours for you to complete it. Also a video of Czech's political journey is shown. It's easy to miss this museum. Its at the top of McDonald's in Wenseslaw square
  • Some interesting artefacts but very disappointed in the superficiality, and lack of balance or in depth- information. This would more honestly and accurately be named the "Anti-communist" museum.
  • Very interesting reading to get a brief or lite history of communism. Exhibits are tired and don't really add anything to the experience. They're only there as set dressing. If you already have a knowlege of communist history then you probably won't learn anything new.
  • After the DDR museum in Berlin I was very disappointed by the port quality of this museum. The entrance is quite expensive and there is not much to see. I wouldn't recommend to go there!
  • I do like communism and II World War stuff.... and this museum was quite below average. I understand the message it was trying to trasmit, but it is not worth the 190 CZK that costs to visit it. The museum has absolutely nothing to do with others like the Terror Museum in Budapest, which features a much more impressive collection (maybe five to ten times bigger) for a similar price. The museum is small, and clearly biased towards a pro-Czech point of view. I am not Czech and I do not know its history much, but it seems to ignore facts that are relevant to history. Mentions about Slovakia seem to be missing, although their history is very related to the one in the Czech Republic. Or were the 17.11.1989 events not a consequence of a student protest in Bratislava (today Slovakia) a day before?
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