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“Detailed History”
Review of Army Museum Zizkov

Army Museum Zizkov
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Glen Allen, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Detailed History”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

This museum is well done inside and very thorough. I spent most of my time in the World War I area, but both were excellent. Many original artifacts and a very fresh perspective from the Czech point of view on their involvement in the wars. There is also a section on Czech assistance in the Israeli War of 1948 and a smaller section on the Cold War spy games. Glad I went.

Visited May 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

I was really impressed with this museum, entry is completely free and covers world wars 1 & 2 very well with an excellent collection of uniforms, weapons, models, pictures and so on, there is a tank outside and a U.S hummer was also on outside display. All of the museum was covered in info boards in Czech and English, as well as a number of other world languages.
An extremely good museum with no entrance fee.
It is also just at the bottom of the hill from the huge national memorial which I would suggest visiting whilst here.

The museum is accessed via a steep little hill so it may not be the most accessible of attractions for disabled people.
I would allocate 1-1/2 to 2 hrs for a visit

Visited March 2014
Thank Stu7C9F
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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A good visit...and Free!”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is a pretty solid museum, especially for a country that has a somewhat ambiguous military history. The coverage of Czech service for the Austrians is obviously hard to find elsewhere but well represented here. In summary, the WWI stuff is superb...the WWII stuff is nothing out of the ordinary but still worth seeing. Oh, and it's free! Count on about 2 hours.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank ESVoogd
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very Educational”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

While there were no guides in the museum there was enough information for a an interested visitor.
The museum has 2 main themes - WW1 and WW2 each on each floor.
There are uniforms, rifles, medals, cannons and whatnot of almost any country which took part in the wars. Also there is enough written info (czech/english/german, i think) that tells the history of the wars and of course the part of the czech history in those times.
There also was a part that was dedicated to the Sokol movement - an gymnastics organization that played a major role in czech self identification and gaining independence after WW1.
Being a fan of sports and politics i was thrilled.

Also, the museum is located at a lower part of a hill, we walked up till its top after we were done in the museum to discover a beautiful monument and a great panorama on the city. It wasnt an easy walk up, but was well worth it.

Last thing, there was no entrance fee to the musuem.
Bottom line - if you're a fan of military history this place is well worth cheking out.

Visited March 2014
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Free and detailed museum”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Exhibits in a museum are thoroughly presented so war fans can really enjoy. You can see what have the soldiers been using as an uniform, what kind of weaponry and all these tinny details they have been using for military operations. All military service branches are covered. Through this exhibition you can learn in which resistance movements were Czech soldiers participating during WWI and WWII. Notes are following and are covering chronological events during these wars and if you want to soak all the information up it would take you more than few hours. But you can always come back and resume where you have stopped previous time, because there is free entrance.

Visited January 2014
Thank maarijar
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