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“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it”

Museum of Communism
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Prague Communist Walking Tour
Ranked #120 of 1,016 things to do in Prague
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum looks at what Czech society and life was like under the Communist regime.
Reviewed 13 July 2018

A very interesting museum with lots to see and read. The space is well-laid out and full of large photos, documents, and audio-visuals. It gives a good and chilling idea of what life was like for ordinary Czechs during an occupation that they never saw coming. There’s a short movie at the end. Be prepared to spend at least an hour and a half here.

Thank luckycookie2016
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Not that interested in history myself but went with a group of friends while travelling and it was genuinely interesting. The layout is appealing and the museum offers an insight into the history of the city.

Thank ruthcolbert
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

So glad we did this museum. I would say you need at least 2-3 hours to read the whole story of communist invasion up to present day government. Excellent footage from the revolts in 1989. Amazing to read how it starts just like in Germany with the final solution ...small steps, taking away their ownership, homes, businesses, education till they totally take over. Bonus you get a voucher for free coffee upstairs.

Thank paula a
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

This museum is very informative of a particular era in Czech (and Eastern block) history. I recommend spending a leisurely-paced couple of hours here, to learn interesting details of the country's history you may otherwise not realize. The museum isn't very big, and well-organized, and is worth looking into - even if to just break up a castle/medieval/oldtown visual overload.
Kids get some visuals on how things used to be in that time. They also enjoyed listening to the "eyewitness accounts" of events and life back in the communism regime, while using old-school phones, you know, those small boxes with round rotating dials and a ear-mouth receiver on a spiral cord... In movies, a soviet leader always had a red one of those :-)
Admission is easy, no line, just pay a fee. We did not have large bags on us, but they would store backpacks for you.
Souvenirs are very theme-specific, I wish I had some money to splurge on evil matreshkas and stuff. Also: one free and good coffee per customer in a snack buffet. Free Coffee. At no additional charge. And bathroom. And you learn stuff. Great place!! Seriously. You should go.

Thank L-Bolek
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Was an insightful and interesting experience. We learned a few things here and there. It was our last day in Prague and therefore had our luggage with us. The receptionist was kind and helpful. He looked after our belongings as the lockers were too small. The museum consisted of lots of reading and could have provided a more interactive experience.

Overall we enjoyed it and I would recommend going. We were also provided with a free coffee token on entry which was a bonus!

Thank Robbieepp
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