The Czech Museum of Music(České muzeum hudby)

Permanent Exhibition: Human – Instrument – Music

Czech Museum of music The Czech Museum of Music is situated in the Lesser Quarter, in the beautiful Baroque Church of Santa Maria Magdalena built in the 17th century.

The exhibition 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.

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.

To sum up, at the Czech Museum of Music you can expect not only high quality extracts from original records, but also an original arrangement of the exhibited instruments and dynamic arrangement of lights and sounds.

Address: 118 00 Prague 1, Karmelitská 2
Phone: +420 257 327 285, 257 329 407, 257 322 248
Fax: +420 257 322 216

Opening hours:

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

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.

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