Are you a museum enthusiast? Prague is the place to go because besides the usual ones there are some museums in Prague that will definitely surprise you!
You might have read our article Top 14 Museums in Czech Republic, this time we’re going to focus just on the Prague museum scene. It’s hard to day which ones are the best museums in Prague, so I’ve made a list and you can decide for yourself.
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For History aficionados…
The National Museum in Prague offers extensive history expositions in the part dedicated to history.
The Museum of Prague is dedicated to the history of the Czech capital.
Workshops of this interactive museum allow kids and adults to learn about the history of our planet.
How was life in Czechoslovakia during the era of communism? How did the censorship work, how was daily life of the people and every student’s school life with so many repressions in force, when even toilet paper or good health care were scarce? How was is to have a family member taken away and executed for expressing an opinion? This unique exposition in Prague offers its visitors a glimpse on several aspect of those hard times.
The museum holds one of the most extensive expositions in the world – 40.000 items and 100.000 books.
Charles Bridge in Prague has been a witness to hundreds of years of wars, coronations, celebrations and everyday life.
Charles university museum with an important fossil collection including an 8 meter dinosaur skeleton.
Natural Science Museums in Prague
The Museum of Natural Science is a part of the National Museum and it offers expositions on the topic of Evolutions, Minerals, Nature of Prague, and its permanent expositions include the Paleontology collection, Entomology collection, Anthropology collection, Herbarium and more.
This anthropology museum belongs to the Faculty of Natural Science of Charles University
Museum of the Faculty of Medicine of Charles University
Dedicated to the Czech musical genius of the 20th century.
Dedicated to Bedřich Smetana, the author of Vltava (The Moldau) from the cycle of symphonic poems called Má vlast (My country).
Dedicated to Antonín Dvořák, the most internationally played Czech composer.
As a part of the National Museum, the Czech Museum of Music offers more than 700.000 exhibition items including music instruments. Part of the exhibition is interactive.
Museum and archive of popular music.
Cars, trains and other machines
The permanent exhibitions include topics like Railroads, Mining, Cameras, Measuring time or Chemistry. There are also temporary exhibitions and virtual tours.
Exhibitions focused on Czechoslovak and Czech aviation.
City Transport Museum
The tram depot in Prague-Střešovice is the home of exposition of historical vehicles of the public transport in Prague.
460 m2 of railway miniatures in Prague-Smíchov.
A museum dedicated to the most popular East-German personal vehicle.
Army and Police
Expositions on uniforms, weapons, legion art and more.
Enjoy the adventures of criminality and learn about the history of police troops in the Czech Republic.
Army museum of the Military History Institute of Prague.
Museum of Firefighting
The first museum dedicated to firefighting can be found on V úvoze 10 in Prague – Velká Chuchle.
All about Movies
This museum focuses on movies and fantasy and even offers boat trips.
Another movie museum, this time interactive!
Private collection of pop-culture exhibits.
Art Museums Prague
Czech Republic’s first museum dedicated to illusion and trick art.
This modern art museum in Prague offers permanent and temporary expositions on art and design.
Museum Kampa is a contemporary art museum in Prague that specializes in modern art of the 20th century.
Discover the life and art of the enigmatic Spanish artist.
Life and work of the author of the Slav Epic.
Find more galleries in Prague in Art Galleries in Prague.
Mysterious and Scary
Alchemy, magic and mystery, that’s the theme of this museum.
Prepare to be scared!
It’s exactly what the name says – museum of torture tools and torture law application.
Looking for something different?
The National Museum offers many different temporary exhibitions and it’s worth checking the museum webpage for updates. Just to mention some of the exhibitions – Czech marionettes, Folkloric exposition for sight-impaired, Fashion style of First Ladies, Emil Holub exhibition.
Enjoy more than 150 interactive exhibits in the museum of illusions in Prague.
Take a peak into the life of Czechs mainly before the Velvet Revolution.
Did you know that the Lego Museum in Prague features the most exhibits in the world? The exhibition is divided into theme parts (Harry Potter, pirates, magic world and much more) and offers more than 2500 models. Open every day of the week!
If gamekeeping, tractors, fishing or landscaping is your thing, visit the National Museum of Agriculture!
This is something for the adults only! The Sex Machine Museum shows 350 sex toys and machines from all over the world and you can watch erotic movies from the beginning of the 20th century in the old theatre. How about taking a little naughty detour on your sightseeing in Prague?
Chocolate museum for all people with a sweet tooth!
This museum is full of cute little pedal cars!
Meet your favorite celebrities in person! In wax person, that is.
400 hundred years of evolution of toys in the Prague Castle!
Museum dedicated to one of the most famous people ever born in Prague.
Awaken your senses and allow your mind to be blown in the museum of the senses in Prague!
Learn about the chemical treatment of water and visit the water tower.
Gas Industry Museum
The headquarters of the Pražská planárenská company in Prague-Michle is home to the exposition of the Czech gas industry.
Discover a world so small that it’s invisible to the naked eye.
This museum is all about the fashion of the time period 1850 – 1930.
Not far from Wenceslas square you can admire an exposition of 3.000 pieces of the Meissen porcelain.
Czech Beer Museum
Learn about the history of Czech beer brewing in this museum in Prague’s Old Town. Or from our article Czech Beer – History and Interesting Facts
Permanent and temporary exhibitions dedicated to the legacy of Jan Ámos Komenský, the father of pedagogy.
Exhibition of the famous Czech gemstone.
Well, an Absinth museum!
Museum of history of coffee making – beverages, machines, procedures.
Generation, transmission and distribution of electricity since the 20th century.
Museum of the Charles university dedicated to the medical discipline of stomatology.
Stamps from all over the world and other philatelic gems, that’s what you can see in the postal museum of Prague.
How did kings go number 1 and 2? And princesses? And common folks? You can find answers to all these burning questions in this peculiar museum.