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The Museum of Communism, Prague

The Museum of Communism, Prague

If you are interested in Czech political history, then you shouldn’t miss a visit to the Museum of Communism. The museum opened in 2001 and gives visitors an excellent view of life under the communist regime from 1948 to 1989.

In this well appointed museum, you will find posters and artefacts, including busts and statues of Lenin and Stalin, propaganda and objects from political and daily life of the period. There is a projection room that shows short films about the communist way of life notably in Prague.

You can see replicas of a schoolroom, a workshop, a typical shop, the living room in an archetypal working class home. A part of the collection deals with the communist dream of the conquest of space. There is even an interrogation room with an original noose from Pankrac Prison. Another part of the museum is dedicated to the Velvet Revolution of 1989 and here you will find a replica of the Berlin Wall, complete with graffiti.

In the gift shop you can buy posters, books, t-shirts and baseball caps. The museum offers no opinions either for or against communism; it merely presents the facts and leaves the visitor to decide for himself.

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
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Sight Name: The Museum of Communism
Sight Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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