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Czech Museum of Music (České muzeum hudby)

Czech Museum of Music (České muzeum hudby)

The Museum’s Headquarters and Its Exposition of Musical Instruments Since 2002 the Czech Museum of Music (CMM) has had its headquarters in the former Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Prague’s Lesser Town. This church was built in the 17th century in Baroque style, apparently according to a design by Francesco Caratti.

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praha1_ceske_muzeum_hudby_1 After the Dominican monastery at this location was closed in 1783, the church was remodelled in stages, serving successively as a post office, police barracks, and an archive. The unusual synthesis of early Baroque church architecture with Neo-Classical utilitarian modifications and the modern adaptation as a museum overwhelms everyone who enters the building, with its monumental atrium and its special magic left here by the transformations over the ages. Little known until recently, the building lies on Karmelitská Street close to the Church of the Virgin Mary Victorious which houses the Infant Jesus of Prague.

The building’s permanent exposition, titled Man–Instrument–Music, presents musical instruments not only as remarkable evidence of skill in craft and art, but as a fundamental mediator between human beings and music. The first room of the tour conveys the diversity of popular music in the 20th century, to the aural accompaniment of an original composition by Milan Cais, The Four Elements. From here the visitor enters the world of experimental microtonal music, with instruments created expressly for this style that constitute a unique part of the museum’s collection of musical instruments. Then a historical continuum from the 17th century through the 19th leads the visitor through the world of keyboard instruments, where the fundamental trends of their development are represented by several superb specimens. Rooms with preserved Neo-Classical wall paintings are devoted primarily to bowed and plucked stringed instruments. The valuable collection of instruments from the ‘Rožmberk Court Ensemble’ (Cappella Dominorum de Rosis) offers a window into the world of the Renaissance and the early Baroque.

praha1_ceske_muzeum_hudby_2 Stringed instruments bearing names of masters from the celebrated Italian and French schools are an ornament to the museum’s collection, making it comparable with collections of other leading museums in the world. The glory of the Prague violin-making school is documented by a selection of instruments in the last of the rooms having wall paintings. Also significant is the collection of guitars and lutes, as well as harps–which attract attention with their charming shapes and decorations. The next two rooms show the diversity of woodwind and brass instruments, from small flutes to basset horns and serpents, and from signal trumpets to unusual ‘Šediphones’. The rich sound of the winds is often combined in practice with percussion instruments, to which the next room is devoted. This space is complemented by, among other items, beautiful and unique glass harmonicas. A small selection also acquaints the visitor with folk instruments, and at the end of the tour one can admire the charming appearance and sound of mechanical instruments of various types.

The visitor’s excursion into the world of musical instruments is accompanied by music that sounds from speakers in the various parts of the exposition. And via headphones one can also listen to high-quality recordings made on individual instruments.

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Address:
Karmelitská 2/4,
118 00 Praha 1

Contact:
Email: c_muzeum_hudby@nm.cz
Telefon: 257 257 777
Web: http://www.nm.cz/Hlavni-strana/Navstivte-nas/Ceske-muzeum-hudby.html

GPS: 50°5’5.812″N, 14°24’16.33″E

Opening hours:
Monday: 10.00 AM–6.00 PM
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 10.00 AM–6.00 PM
Thursdays: 10.00 AM–6.00 PM
Friday: 10.00 AM–6.00 PM
Saturday: 10.00 AM–6.00 PM
Sunday: 10.00 AM–6.00 PM

Admission:

Basic: 120 CZK
Reduced: 80 CZK*
Family: 200 CZK**
School group: 40 CZK/person
* seniors (over 60 years), disabled persons, children 6–15 years old, High schools and University students (student ID card is necessary), ISIC, ITIC and Staff Card holders
** (max. 2 adults and 3 children)
Children under 6 years and ICOM members admission free

Ticket with 3 days validation to all objects of the National Museum situated in Prague: 
Basic: 300 CZK
Reduced: 200 CZK
Family: 500 CZK
(Except the František Palacký and František Ladislav Rieger Memorial and except the J. Ježek Memorial)
(visit of each building/exhibition is possible one time only)

Filming, taking photos (no flash) for noncommercial use – free with valid ticket.

Guided Tour: 600 CZK. In exhibition MAN – INSTRUMENT – MUSIC only, after advanced order – e-mail: hana_loblova@nm.cz, phone: +420 257 257 737

More informations here

Connection:
Tram: 12, 15, 20, 22, 57 – station Hellichova
Metro (Underground): A – station Malostranská (odtud tramvají číslo 12, 20, 22, 57 do zastávky Hellichova)
Bus: 292 – Malostranské náměstí (odtud tramvají číslo 12, 20, 22, 57 do zastávky Hellichova)

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Czech Museum of Music (České muzeum hudby) 50.084857, 14.404529 Czech Museum of Music (České muzeum hudby) The Museum’s Headquarters and Its Exposition of Musical Instruments Since 2002 the Czech Museum of Music (CMM) has had its headquarters in the former Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Prague’s Lesser Town. This church was built in the 17th century in Baroque style, apparently according to a design by Francesco Caratti.

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