This is the first museum in Prague (since the Velvet Revolution) exclusively devoted to a system established in the sphere of the former Soviet Union. The original items and meticulous installations containing authentic artefacts are displayed in the three main rooms.
The museum focuses on the totalitarian regime from the February coup in 1948 to its rapid collapse in November 1989. The theme of the Museum is "Communism - the Dream, the Reality, and the Nightmare" and visitors will be treated to a fully immersive experience. Immersive factories, a historical schoolroom, an Interrogation Room, or the video clips in our Television Time Machine are all part of the experience. The museum is a great introduction before you step back even further in time and experience the wonders of The Golden City.
The Museum presents a vivid account of Communism, focusing generally on Czechoslovakia and particularly on Prague in a variety of areas, such as: daily life, politics, history, sport, economics, education, the „arts“ (such as the so-called Socialist Realism movement), media propaganda, the Peoples’ Militias, the army, the police (including the dreaded secret STB apparatus), censorship, judiciary and coercive institutions (including the Stalinist show-trials and political labour camps).
Highlights from the displays include rare items from the Museum’s own comprehensive archive as well as material obtained by the organisers from major collections, both public and private.
The Museum of Communism was created for the display and interpretation of objects and historic documents. It stands as an authoritative historical narrative relating to this 20th-century phenomenon. It is, however, in no way intended by the organisers to be a filter for contemporary political issues in the Czech Republic.
Museum's gift shop sells many items such as posters, postcards, T-shirts, books, candles... including vintage communist related memorabilia.
The Museum of Communism is located at Na Prikope 10, Prague 1.
It is in the center of the main shopping district which divides the Old and New Towns. It is right between the MUSTEK and NAMESTI REPUBLIKY metro stations, so you can exit at either stop and the museum will be approximately 100 meters away. If you have found McDonald's then you have found the museum. As you are facing McDonald's enter the passage directly on the right of McDonald's and proceed up the first stairway you encounter on the right. Museum of Communism is above the McDonald's and next to the Casino in the Palace Savarin on the 1st floor.
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Price & Availability
Days: daily (except Dec. 24)
Time: 9:00 - 21:00
Adult: 190 CZK
Student: 150 CZK
Children under 10 (accompanied by an adult): FREE
Minimum group size: 1 person
Fees & admissions: The price includes admission.
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