Speculum Alchemiae Museum, Prague

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Discover places where alchemists made the elixir of eternal youth and the philosopher's stone at Speculum Alchemiae Museum. The museum houses secret alchemical laboratories that were built for King Rudolf II in the 16th century. The laboratories were discovered during the reconstruction of one of the city's oldest historical buildings, a World Heritage Site. During your visit, you can find out where the secret of making gold was written, who the reputed founder of alchemy was, and other legends from the so-called Prague Magical Triangle. The museum shop offers elixirs prepared according to the original recipes. Make Speculum Alchemiae Museum a part of your Prague vacation plans using our Prague vacation planner .
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  • Went here with two of my friends because of the good tripadvisor comments. The stuff were very friendly and spoke very good English. The tour was about 30min but it was perfect length were you get to ...  more »
  • This is not in most tourist books, but add it to your tour. This Museum / Store is how you get to the underground 16th Century labs! A private tour (tours through locals) took us here on a Science tou...  more »
  • Is an interesting Museum to visit. The visitor is guided, where it is told about the history of the House where the Museum and how she had connections with the Castle and alchemists of the time. For those who are interested by the subject is a full plate. Also has the gift shop full of potions to sell. I found the price of admission and the options sold expensive, could be cheaper.
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  • The tour itself isn't very long or extensive in terms of literal ground you cover (there are only a few rooms), but you get a very thorough account of what took place there and how alchemy was brought to Prague. That, and going into the underground alchemists' area(!), is mainly what it's all about. The museum tour is great (and the only way in which you get to see the museum ;)). Staff is incredibly friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable on their stuff. Highly recommended place!
  • This museum was one of my favorite places I've visited in Prague! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Rudolf II but also was honest about the accuracy of the set-ups in the catacombs. Even though the tour was brief, the story behind the labs in the catacombs is just fascinating and my friend and I were very entertained. Also, the price is great for students!
  • Nice tour. Lots of history. True? Don't know, but it sounds spectacular. If you are claustrofobic, don't do the guided tour. A must do in Prague
  • Nice little place that shows the environment alchemists worked in. The tour is short but awesome. Feel like Harry Potter in an alchemy class!
  • Museum and artifacts were very interesting!! Definitely worth the experience if you have any interest in alchemy or some history of Prague. The tour was a little short though and the tour guide seemed to be reciting a memorized speech. However, she was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions.
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