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National Museum

Nove Mesto (New Town)
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Address: Vaclavske Namesti, 68 | Nove Mesto, Prague 115 79, Czech Republic
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Although we entered freely thanks to Prague Card, we did not enjoyed this museum that much. It had a Retro Fashion exhibition which was great but all the others, Noah's Ark and... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nuno E Patrícia M
Lisbon, Portugal
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set out was confusing, exhibits were really small and in some cases disjointed or confusing. Would not recommend visiting

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we entered freely thanks to Prague Card, we did not enjoyed this museum that much. It had a Retro Fashion exhibition which was great but all the others, Noah's Ark and other from Jan Palach were really not that much fun.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During retrofitting the exhibition moved to a building next door which were very limited, poorly-trafficked, lacking in quality, and plainly speaking -- boring. We would love to visit again once the original building is opened, but definitely avoid visiting the make-shift venue again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We wanted to visit this time around after many trips to Prague simply running out of time. Well, to our surprise during our visit in July, the main building was closed for renovations. We were disappointed, of course, but are determined to make it in when it's finished. It was always magnificent, as far as I can remember. I am... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

It was the first 'old' building we saw in prague when we arrived in wenceslas square.The view was quite astonishing and we were thrilled with it. We wanted to visit but it was closed for renovation.They said us to go to another building but we wanted the authentic one. So next time we will visit prague,we will go there!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The long boulevard from the foothill leading up the the steps of the National Museum is a long walk to enjoy. Plenty of interesting buildings and architecture lined the path, all bearing historical significance for sure. But perhaps the most significant building on Wencealas is the National Museum, storing the history of Bohemia, Prague and Czech inside its large collection.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Currently is due to reconstruction closed old Museum building. In new building is limited exposition. Noah arch and retro was nice for kids.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The main building was shut but we went in the glass one next door. It only had small exhibitions and we were done in an hour. There were clothes, art and Noahs ark which was the best. Lots of stuffed animals. Odd but true.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My advice. Check ( no pun intended) things out before approaching the museum. Is it open, times, exhibits, etc. When we were there, the museum was completely covered in scaffolding, see pic, if you can call it that, and were told that it was closed for renovations. We should have looked into this more beforehand, because the smaller building did... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

There were two exhibitions during our visit; one called retro with 50:ies dresses etc and quite an ambitious one on Animal world (Noah's ark). Sadly many of the exhibits (i.e. stuffed animals) here were rather old and tired, but don’t be put off by that! This is a modern exhibition, not just an odd collection.

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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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