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Museum of Communism

Museum of Communism

Museum of Communism: Our most recommended tours and activities

Prague: Museum of Communism Entrance Ticket

1. Prague: Museum of Communism Entrance Ticket

Understand what daily life was like in Communist-era Czechoslovakia. Walk through authentically reconstructed spaces from classrooms to bedrooms, see original artifacts, and absorb detailed insights into the post-war history of the country. With your admissions ticket, you will be able to cover an exhibition spanning nearly 1,500 m² and 62 panels, focusing on the totalitarian regime that ruled the country from the February putsch in 1948 until the Velvet Revolution in 1989. Learn more about topics divided up into thematic sections, such as politics, sports, economics, education, Socialist Realist art, propaganda, the People’s Militias, the army, the police and StB (secret police), censorship, courts, and other institutions. Learn about show trials and political labor camps during the Stalinist era.   Get an authentic feel of the era and enter and interact with mock-ups of a shock worker’s workshop, a classroom, a child’s bedroom, and an interrogation room. As you make your way through the exhibition, gain a detailed overview with the aid of short videos, posters, and artifacts. Browse through a vast collection of photographic material from the Archive of the Czech News Agency, the Security Services Archive, the Archive of the Association of Forced Military Camp Laborers, and the personal collections of leading Czech photographers.   Take a break at any point during your visit in the museum café. Refresh yourself before visiting the cinema, where you can watch a short documentary about the communist era at regular intervals.

Prague: 3–Hour Communism and World War 2 E-Bike Tour

2. Prague: 3–Hour Communism and World War 2 E-Bike Tour

Join this unique electric bike tour and enjoy free entrance into the Museum of Communism. Relive Prague's rich and complicated modern history under Nazi Germany and Soviet Communism. Visit over 30 fascinating sites, monuments, and other significant locations. Get a deep insight into the culture and history of the main sites, such as the Victims of Communism memorial, John Lennon Wall, Kafka Museum, SS Headquarters, Jewish Old Town, and Second World War bombing locations.  See the birth place of the historical Velvet Revolution, a movement which would contribute to the toppling of the Communist regime. Visit the filming location of the 2016 epic war film, Anthropoid, at the Cyril and Methodius Church. The electric bicycles guarantee that you will cover everything without ever breaking a sweat, regardless of your age.

Communist Walking Tour of Prague

3. Communist Walking Tour of Prague

Start your tour through Communist Prague with a visit to Wenceslas Square, site of the most important events in Czech history. See the Kotva 70s shopping center, Revoluční street, the Embankment and hotels Intercontinental and President. View Pařížská street and a view of Metronom, place of the infamously large Stalin monument. Listen to expert commentary as you check out Jan Palach's Square, the Original Death mask of Palach at Faculty of Arts by Olbram Zoubek. Then, cross Manes Bridge, see the Klárov and memorial of death of a young lady. View Kampa Island and Lennon's wall, Monument to Victims of Communism by Olbram Zoubek and cross the bridge of Legions. Then, walk along Narodni Street and the memorial of Velvet Revolution 1989. Your tour winds down at the Museum of Communism, where you will view an extremely moving 15-minute film and see, first hand, some valuable exhibits and artifacts. The museum is presented in 5 languages and the film has English subtitles. From there, you'll receive a 15% discount voucher valid anytime at the one of a kind Pub, Club and Restaurant "Propaganda" with over 200 original Czech communist artifacts from the Founders' personal collection. Relax with a famous Czech beer and hearty Czech cuisine and let the history sink in while your legs finally relax.

WWII and Communism History in Prague's Old Town Private Tour

4. WWII and Communism History in Prague's Old Town Private Tour

On this WWII and Communism-themed tour you will discover the turbulent events of the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, the Operation Anthropoid, the 1945 Uprising, the Salinization and the Velvet Revolution. Get to know the events and personalities of Prague’s occupation and liberation. The 2-hours walking tour will start with a walk through Josefov, which is one of the best preserved Jewish Ghettos in Europe. You will see the Maisel Synagogue and the Spanish Synagogue and hear about the horrors of the transportation of Czech Jews to the Theresienstadt concentration camp and Hitler’s horrific plan to create the “museum of the extinct race”. Prague played an important part in defeating the Nazi regime. Your Private Guide will give you the details of the Prague Uprising at the Old Town Square. You will see the iconic Astronomical Clock on the facade of the Old Town Hall, which suffered heavy damage during the bloody battles of May 5-9, 1945. The involvement of the Red Army in the liberalization of the city was later used by the Czechoslovak Communist Party to increase the support for communism. Next, you will walk to the Petschek Palace, the former seat of the Gestapo headquarters. On the corner of the building you will find a memorial plaque dedicated to the Czech resistance and you will hear of their efforts, interrogations and tortures. The tour will end on the historic Wenceslas Square, which was used by the Nazis for mass demonstrations and where the mass demonstrations of the 1989 Velvet Revolution took place. Choose the extended 4-hours option to visit the Museum of Communism to get an insight into the life in Communist-era Czechoslovakia. The museum covers the events from the four decades of communist rule in the country, including the Cold War, Prague Spring, Soviet Invasion of 1968, suicide of student Jan Palach, and the Velvet Revolution. You will hear the stories of the totalitarian regime, propaganda, censorship, political trials and executions. This is a must-see to gain a true understanding of Praguers heroic efforts to gain independence and democracy.

Prague: Communism Tour & Museum Visit

5. Prague: Communism Tour & Museum Visit

Start your walking tour by meeting your guide in front of the Museum of Communism in the city centre (tickets excluded). After a short meet and greet you will head inside to commence your informative Communist tour. Together with your informative guide you will stroll through the museum as he/she provides you with fascinating historical details about Communist history and also family stories about life behind the Iron Curtain. The exhibition in the museum begins with the political development of the first half of the 20th-century and further covers all the major political events such as the Communist coup in 1948, the Prague spring of 1968, and the Velvet revolution in 1989. Marvel at artefacts that were once of everyday use behind the Iron Curtain. You will also learn about aspects of life such as the education system, ties with the Soviet Union, travelling, secret police, value of money, etc. After your guided tour you will also have time to walk through the museum once again on your own. After visiting the Museum of Communism you will walk through the Prague city center where all the major events happened, mainly the Wenceslas square and National avenue. The tour ends in the city center.

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What people are saying about Museum of Communism

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 76 reviews

Marie was wonderful. She lived through the communist era from beginning to end and shared her own memories with me (I was the only one on the tour). She was very knowledgeable; I learned a lot. I could not have asked for a better guide.

Very nice layout, it takes you round in a big circle. All the information was very interesting and I liked the objects and re-made rooms that they had. Learnt a lot about communism in Czeckoslovakia

Fascinating museum which explains perfectly and interestingly what communism was in the Czech Republic. The teenagers also enjoyed it but you have to be able to read in English.

Amazing tour, informative and fun. tour guide was really knowledgeable and passionate

Very interesting and informative well set out and pleasant to walk around.