Museum of Communism, Prague

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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. Plan a trip to Prague easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Unusual museum devoted to an important period in Czech history. Lots of the displays are do-it-yourself, not slick, so they have a certain charm. Lots to read. Some very odd artifacts. Can be more tha...  more »
  • Would recommend to anyone visiting Prague. It provides information in such an educational and interesting way without assuming that everyone is an expert on the topic; we really enjoyed it here. The m...  more »
  • New premises for the Museum. I knew him in a version more outdated, in an apartment and the most unusual shot. Nice staff, free and proposed brochure in french. Locker closing a key and free. History of communism in Czechoslovakia and scenes of daily life. (Too) reading. But interesting to do. Little more coffee is available at the end of the visit.
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  • Modern museum with an interesting story of the course of communism in the Czech Republic. Mix of exhibits including intriguing recorded interviews with people who lived through it. Really recommend as a place to understand the recent history.
  • A modern and informative museum with a good mix of reading and interactive objects. It offers a solid introduction to Czech history and culture since WW2. Don't come here expecting any praises of communism though.
  • Expensive visit of 12 euro. The museum is not critical in the information it shows. That isn't enough to make it a bad museum though. The fact they force you to read posters in this museum (the only way to learn in this museum) does make it bad and very outdated. I'd recommend the museum to make it more interactive with videos, expositions, narrations, aside of being more critical. P.s. don't bring kids here.
  • Great lesson of history. Very interesting visit. It is important to remember what was daily life during these forty years of communism and the plight of people living like in cage behind the Iron Curtain.
  • Kc290 (£10) well spent. Every exhibit has English text. 1.5 - 2 hours. Not just historical, but sharing the psyke of how humans react under a 40 year totalitarian psy-op failure. Lots of daily-life artifacts on display, and also the Iron Curtain and gallows. You will gain empathy for the Czech people, and exit with a determination to prevent such ideology in the future. Recommended!

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