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Speculum Alchemiae Museum

Closes in 5 min: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Super cool and Interesting!

Picked this museum based off reviews on here and glad I did. It's a short tour and well worth the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
harley_bfield
Magical place

Interesting and informative. The lady who took us on the tour was very knowledgeable and nice. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Our museum called Speculum Alchemiae, is situated in one of the oldest houses in Prague. There are secret alchemical laboratories from the 16th century in the museum underground that were built for the king Rudolf II. The alchemists of that time...more
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Hastalska, 1, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Staré Město (Old Town)
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Picked this museum based off reviews on here and glad I did. It's a short tour and well worth the low cost they charge. If you are looking for some great history of Prague and want to see some of the oldest labs in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting and informative. The lady who took us on the tour was very knowledgeable and nice. We had to come back 45 minutes later for the tour although they're meant to be every 30 minutes but I'm guessing this is because it is off season...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting tour, guide spoke wonderful English and the setting was amazing. I found the experience great value for money

Date of experience: January 2019
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Speculum A, Manažer at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Slats67, thank you very much for your lovely review. All the best. Team SA

Reviewed 9 January 2019

Wasn't sure what to expect but one of our party was into this sort of thing so we all joined in, as you do. Was a bit worried at first as it started a little cheesy, but once we started to get the actual story...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Speculum A, Manažer at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Slats67, thank you very much for your lovely review. All the best. Team SA

Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

This is a very good introduction to Prague. The tour was 30 mins long and was very interesting. Highly recommended it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Talk10
Speculum A, Manažer at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

dear Talk, thank you very much for your review. Always a pleasure to hear reviews like yours. Thank you once again. All the best. Team SA.

Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

One of the most interesting exhibits in Prague, with an underground exhibit of an old alchemists' laboratory. The tour guide was amazing and there was an unexpected twist.:) If you like medieval or occult topics, you'll love it!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Speculum A, Manažer at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

Dear Mia, thank you very much for the lovely first review in 2019. We are more than happy to hear you enjoyed your stay here. All the best and kind regards, team SA.

Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

Very much enjoyed visiting this little advertised attraction . Learned about the influence of the alchemists on the history of Prague , but also the start of modern scientific experimentation . Guide spoke excellent English and was engaging and knoweledgeable. Small shop selling potions for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Speculum A, Manažer at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2018

Dear Realisticrach, thank you very much for your review. We are more than happy to hear you enjoyed it here. All the best and Merry Christmas. SA

Reviewed 13 December 2018

A quirky little museum with a fascinating history. The guide was very informative and it was amazing to hear how this place was uncovered and how much is still in place. The alchemists were our first chemists, doctors and metallurgists!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Speculum A, Manažer at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2018

Dear Annette, thank you very much for your review. Glad you enjoyed the tour. All the best and Merry Christmas. SA

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

This museum is a bit different. You cannot go in without a guided tour (usually every 30 minutes, better check the site) The tour is not long, but full of surprises inside mediveal catacombs. No more spoilers

Date of experience: August 2018
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Speculum A, Manažer at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2018

Dear MilaK365, thank you very much for your review. Glad you had fun here. All the best and Merry Christmas. SA

Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Lovely little museum. A lovely guide takes you round the building for a little over 30 mintues and the time flies by. Fascinating to learn the history of Prague. Thank you

Date of experience: December 2018
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Speculum A, Manažer at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Dear pollylouise333, thank you very much for your lovely review. We are glad you liked it here. All the bset, SA.

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LondonSoul4ever
9 September 2018|
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Response from Mia669352 | Reviewed this property |
We bought the smallest bottle of potion for 990 Kcz, as a souvenir. I think this is the lowest cost. Larger bottles cost more, depending on the ml. They are really cute and ours was wrapped in a bubbly wrapping so it's... More
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LondonSoul4ever
9 September 2018|
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Response from GenioAzul | Reviewed this property |
As I remember there was no elevator. Just an old stair. The floor downstairs is not flat but stoned. It is a medieval basement conserved as it was.
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stephenf877
25 December 2016|
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Response from cdinwaves | Reviewed this property |
The tour is in english, and all the signs/exhibits have czech and english. 👍
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