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Czech Museum of Music

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Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
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Address: Karmelitska 2/4, 118 00 Praha 1, Prague, Czech Republic
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Instruments Steal the Show

I should qualify that! The small exhibit of Dvorak's "Rusalka" was splendid, but it will only be there to the end of April. The rind of the first floor, however, if filled... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I should qualify that! The small exhibit of Dvorak's "Rusalka" was splendid, but it will only be there to the end of April. The rind of the first floor, however, if filled with instruments. If you've never met a museum of instruments you didn't like, you'll be happy here for sure. But here's why I think this one rises to... More 

Thank SyrinxSounds
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful interior! They often organize concerts but the acoustics is very tricky here. For all music, culture and architecture lovers, it's a must visit. A jewel of Mala strana.

Thank Jana K
Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

I only recommend this attraction to someone who likes music specially piano. A great part of the visit includes many pianos and one supposedly from Mozart. It also has wind instruments but the core are the pianos.

1 Thank Nuno E Patrícia M
Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

It is impossible to ignore the beauty of the musical instruments preserved in this museum: carved and gilded wood; marvellous figures guarding the sounds of now silent music. It is great to have audio devices to listen to the instruments in the cases, violins, pianos, trumpets, organs, etc. Although it could be a bit more interactive, it is a great... More 

1 Thank Claudina R
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Saw Collection of Musical Instruments. Early Period - Recent Times. Pride of Place. Donated Piano of Filip Topol. Of Acclaimed Psi Vojaci. From Admired Author & Brother, Jachym Topol. Had Lovely Talk. With Attendant. He was Airman. Said He Enjoyed Visiting UK. For Air Shows. Exhibition was Very Interesting.

Perpignan, France
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Here you can see original old instruments starting from 16th century. Very emotional to see Mozart's forte piano. Instruments are shown by categories (string, wind, etc). In each room, you can listen to the real sound of several instruments. We can realize that Mozart didn't hear his music with the same sounds as the one we have today. Very warm... More 

Thank EpicureTX
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I saw the reviews on the website and thought it will be interesting and interactive. You just walk and see old pianos and stuff like that nothing interactive. Won't recommend unless you are really into historical musical instruments.

Thank gil g
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Its become a bit of a thing for my fiancee and I to visit music museums in the different cities we visit across Europe and this museum certainly didnt disappoint. While not massive it is a nice size with some great exhibitions inclusing the Mozart Piano. Was a great way to round off our afternoon on that side of the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Thanks to other Trip Advisor reviewers, this was put on our list of things to do. The reviews are not exaggerating. It really is that good! The entrance is on the left side (facing the building) off a small garden / courtyard / parking space. There's a free cloakroom service where you can leave coats and bags. The building is... More 

1 Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Popped in here for what we thought was a half hour visit before lunch. Over 2 hours later we left after an amazing (and unexpected) time where we wondered round an amazing collection of musical instruments. I am not a musical person but I took some photographs and showed them to a friend who plays in a medieval orchestra and... More 

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Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
Malá Strana is one of the oldest and the most beautiful neighbourhoods in the city. Nestled underneath Prague Castle it was once a part of the Kings route taken by future kings on their way to coronation - originating in the Old Town, crossing Charles Bridge and leading to Saint Vitus Cathedral. Cobblestone streets are lined with picturesque medieval houses, remarkable palaces, churches, kitsch shops and restaurants. Do not hesitate to turn a corner into any narrow street. You will suddenly find yourself in a calm and charming neighbourhood full of hidden gardens, parks with peacocks, fruit trees and ponds. As the neighbourhood is a home to Czech Parliament and many ministries, you can also run into well-dressed officials. If you are thirsty or hungry, it is the right place to be. Restaurants offer delicious traditional food and of course, the best Czech beers.
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