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Museum of Communism

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Nove Mesto (New Town)
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Address: Na prikope 852/10, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number:
+420 224 212 966
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This museum looks at what Czech society and life was like under the...

This museum looks at what Czech society and life was like under the Communist regime.

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US$ 64.94*
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My boyfriend and I went to visit this museum after New Year. We are both incredibly interested in History, and for him it was especially interesting because of his Estonian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Brussels, Belgium
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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Not sure I learnt much and I have a pretty rudimentary understanding of 20 century European history. I didn't really enjoy my visit partly because the topic is pretty depressing and partly because the quality of the exhibit is low. Lots of poster displays with descriptions in multiple languages. Doesn't take more than 30 minutes to wander around and review... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The idea of a communism museum is such a great idea. There is so much to work with between the artifacts and the stories. However, the actual museum is just awful. It is cramped, dusty, and small for the cost. And worse, the employees were not friendly. The lady was barking at the poor guy in front of us for... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I went to visit this museum after New Year. We are both incredibly interested in History, and for him it was especially interesting because of his Estonian nationality, a country which used to belong to the Soviet Union. At first glance, it seemed small, but there was a lot of textual info - which might be somewhat... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not for those who are interested in an unbiased historical account... Criticise the invasion by Soviets in the 1960s if you must, but to assert that Czechoslovakia was liberated from Nazi occupation by the American-supported anti-Soviet forces was too much to swallow...

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone who visits Prague should visit this amazing museum! Incredible collection of propaganda, items of daily life, industry , farming, schooling, medical, war history of life under communist rule. The building itself is a total relic from the period and I have never before felt so transported in time in a museum anywhere in the world!! Highly recommended to spend... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fustiness of this museum somehow suits the subject matter, and it was a great way to learn more about how communism impacted this particular part of eastern Europe. Make sure you sit and watch the video (it plays on a loop, if you come in part way through) as even though it's only partially subtitled, you still get a... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is a good read of the history Prague lived thru under communism. I say read because to understand the displays and significance of the items you have a lot of reading todo. When we first entered via the casino entrance I had my doubts about the content but was very pleasantly surprised. The information is good and enlightening... More 

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Its very simple and small. They put all the old things they found and put it together and called it a museum. Not worth it

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent a long time finding this attraction, even with the address. Unfortunately, you cannot tell where the museum is from the street. The best advice is to head for Na prikope (start at Wencelas Square, look for the New Yorker store and head right), look for the casino next to McDonalds, and then walk into what you would think... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The irony of this museum across from McDonalds and below a casino is not lost on any visitor. It is an excellent collection of artifacts and propaganda pieces which are presented in a timeline fashion to give one a sense of that time period It would have been nice to have more personal stories from that time. Walking down the... More 

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Staying in Nove Mesto (New Town)

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Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred metres long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theatres. National Theatre near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
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