The Czech Museum of Music (Prague)

Czech Museum of Music - Museum of Musical Instruments
(Ceské muzeum hudby - Muzeum hudebnich nastroju)

The Czech Museum of Music is situated in the former Church of St. Magdalene (Karmelitska 2 Praha 1 - Mala Strana), built in the seventeenth century in Baroque style with later functional modifications in Classical style.

Permanent exhibition: Man - Instrument - Music, presents a unique collection of musical instruments as an outstanding proof of art and craft skilfulness and as a basic mediator between human and music. Your visit of the museum will be accompanied by listening to world best musical creations.

Earphones are available for those interested, offering high-quality sound reproduction of original recordings made on the historical instruments displayed. Immense atrium is also used as concert hall. Visitors have the chance to see how music for different instruments was to be written down: how and on which occasions the instruments were played. Written explanations, a guide that will present the exhibited objects and also the possibility to hear the original sounds made by the instruments will make it worth the visit.

Accessibility: level entrance, staff will open the second wing of the door (there is a call button and an intercom system), museum is equipped with a spacious lift and a disabled toilet (downstairs), Platform Stair Lift on the second floor, accompannying person recommended due to doorsteps and narrow doors when entering rooms from the corridor – second wing has to be opened.

The Reading Room
of the museum open: Monday and Friday from 10 am. to 3 pm., Wednesday and Thursday from 10 am. to 6 pm.; At the reading room visitors can listen to original extracts of sounds made by the instruments exhibited and make use of the sound archive.

Expert commentary at the exhibition for groups of up to 20 people may be ordered in advance by phone: in Czech 300 CZK, in a foreign language (English, German, French, Italian) 600 CZK.

Opening hours:
  • Daily from 10 am to 6 pm, except Tuesdays
  • Access for disabled
  • On the first Thursday of every month free entry

Ticket: 120 czk (4,50 euros)
Photograph licence: 40 czk (1,50 euros)

Phone: (+420)257 257 777
Fax: (+420) 257 322 216
E-mail: c.muzeum.hudby@nm.cz , museum.musicale@nm.cz

(The photos are copyright of Opera I Love)

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