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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  • The museum is well presented and it was an entertaining and a good moment. In this museum you can learn a lot of thing about the politics’ but also about the everyday life. However, it’s a quite expen...  more »
  • As a student of 20th century history and a lover of Prague, I came away from the Museum of Communism equal parts satisfied and dissapointed. The museum, while small, is simply organized and rich with ...  more »
  • A very pedagogically structured museum where you got a very good insight into the history of Checkoslovakiens under communism. Easy to follow mindset and much interesting if you are interested in history and/or politics. The Museum had a lot of fun and great stuff to buy. They got free espresso in museicafet.
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  • This is an excellent museum of history, about one of the darkest periods of European and Czech recent history. It’s small, but very well designed. The explanations on different communist topics (like Emigration, Sports, Education, Secret Police, Labor Camps, Socialist Shops, etc) are numbered, so you are not going to miss any one. Sometimes there are a few skips of numbers (like from 48 to 50), but is fine. The objects and settings on display reproduce very accurate those times, like the Elementary classroom, or the small community shop. But for me, the most important value of this museum is that show you that every communist experience has been identical: same ideals, same repression, same economical shortage, same nightmare. Is the same script, staged on different scenarios: now in North Korea, Cuba and Venezuela as the latest fossils.
  • One of the most informative museums I have been to. The space is well managed and the exhibits are quite neat. The placard/info is the best part of this. I would recommend this to everyone...gives a perspective of the modern world.
  • Great exhibition. If you're keen on learning about the real face of communism. I would highly suggest you to visit this museum. 10/10
  • Looks like the museum moved locations and increased the price - I thought it was over-priced considering the type of info they shared, and the way it was displayed. If you want to spend an hour reading paragraph after paragraph on the walls about general info about communism, you will really enjoy it. And bring a chair - there are very few places to sit.
  • A very rewarding and illuminating experience. The story of communism in Czechoslovakia is slickly told and absorbing. I do feel that, for the sake of context, it could begin with some kind of brief synopsis of the ideology that underpinned communism and a bit more about Marx and Engels rather than just launching straight into the Czech story but that's a minor quibble. I came away far better informed about the life of Czechs and Slovaks in the 20th century.
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