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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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  • Very interesting museum that traces the history of the country following the second world war during the Communist period. The explanatory signs are translated into french. Price correct and a Museum for a reasonable period. A good way to quickly know an important part of the history of the country.
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  • I spent a morning to go and visit this Museum; I came in with a lot of curiosity, hoping to find within series information, public interest and unbiased about communism, but unfortunately my enthusiasm went off almost immediately and a huge disappointment! However by the publicity of the matryoshka doll with sharp teeth, it was clear that sympathies for communism, I never expected such an impartial vision. A continuous blaming without ever giving any concrete information. On the other hand from a museum about Communism Czech, founded by an American entrepreneur who thought only about making money, what we could expect. In short, if you want an opinion, although it is not a bed of roses, the story quite telling by the inhabitants. And for this Museum: to AVOID!!
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  • Located between a McDonalds and a casino, a small museum with the arrival of communism in power, daily life and the fall of the regime. Super: explanations in french (rare in Prague) we were delighted to visit. We also managed to look after our 3 year old son on the spot.
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  • Cobbled together bits of pieces, presented in strange groups without much context other than the general 'Communism is bad' theme. The exhibition started off with a timeline and seemed to give up halfway through and ended up with piles of old newspapers, reproduction packaging and some military uniforms on tired looking mannequins. Have been to similar museums in Budapest and Sofia which blew this away for quality and information. Best part was the graffiti in the toilets - 'Stalin was right', 'Better dead than red', Stalinism doesn't equal communism, HIV doesn't equal cancer'. You don't have to pay to get into that bit though. Would advise going into the casino on the opposite landing and learning about capitalism instead.
  • It was great! Faded grandeur of entrance and slightly aged surroundings only added to the sense of passion against repressive regimes. The North Korean area was excellent, reminding of the necessity of still speaking out today The film was well done and sobering ( followed by a poignant walk around the corner to Wenceslas Square -the site of the uprisings). Displays were excellent and plenty to read. A must see museum. Stood well with Leipzig reunification museum One suggestion - make the signage clearer at entrance
  • The most enjoyable museum experience I have ever had! Worth every penny and every second. It was such a moving experience. I will definitely go back and I highly recommend it!
  • It is a great museum. First of it is very quiet inside which is nice when the streets are crowded. The content itself is set up in great way (from the beginning of communism to the end) and it is very interesting. (Disclaimer: the museum itself isn't the newest and you will recognize it) We were amazed by it and would definitely recommend a visit if you are in Prague and are interested in the country's past!
  • A museum of the Communist times in Czech. Mostly history of it plus some stuff from those times. Not that big, but worth seeing. The props are mostly just there to be seen and don't add much to the history presented. I was expecting a bit more after all their ads across the city.