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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. 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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  • Focus on the Communist dream, reality, nightmare, occupation '68 and revolution '89. Great artifacts, no photography restrictions. Good short film at the end chronicling Czech and Soviet history. Peop...  more »
  • For anyone interested in history especially about the Cold War then this is a must. My partner thoroughly enjoyed it and I was able to buy a great book not available in UK shops. Helpful staff but loc...  more »
  • It's a bit ironic that the museum is next to a casino and opposite McDonald's!! But it is a fascinating place and brings home the years of occupation and the impact of communism on the country as well...  more »
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  • I think this museum was quite worthwhile and the curators did a good job considering the limited space. It was factual and informative. I can understand the impulse of people who lived through that era who might want to erase all signs of that dark time, but remembering is important too.
  • Two sides of the coin: 1. An interesting insight into the history of the Czech Republic and how the Nazi's and communism have shaped the country. You definitely learn something from coming here. 2. It doesn't seem to be the most well maintained and is a bit shabby, making it feel less like a 'museum'. Worth going to if you are specifically interested in this subject, but not a must see from Prague..
  • It's a pretty neat place to visit. They have a lot of great Communist objects on display. I enjoyed being able to see these. It's not nearly as big as the GDR museum in Berlin, but it's still worth a visit. They also have these massive text boards with information. I personally didn't spend that long reading those since most of that information can be found online. The price was a little steep when you consider the size of the museum, but it could be worse I guess. It also goes in chronological order from oldest to the fall of Communism. That was a fun little detail. The whole thing ends with a replica of the Berlin wall, which is nice.
  • The museum is privately run and is next to a casino and above mac Donalds. They make fun of it in the postcards too. They sell wonderful souvenirs The museum should take about an hour and it's for 200kc. Not pricey by European standards by pricey by Czech standards.
  • Learned a lot about Communism's impact on Czech culture and how they broke free, it explains a lot of how Prague is how it is. Museum itself is rather dusty and needs a bit of love. Ironically it shares it's entrance with a casino.