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The Jewish Museum in Prague

Prague’s Jewish Museum, one of the oldest and continuously existing Jewish museums in the world, was founded in 1906. The mission of the museum is to document the history, traditions and customs of the Jewish population in Bohemia and preserve valuable artefacts from the Prague synagogues that were destroyed during the liquidation of the Prague ghetto. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, some of the buildings also hold concerts and temporary exhibitions.

The Jewish Museum in Prague, U Staré školy 1, Praha 1 - Josefov, 110 00
Web: http://www.jewishmuseum.cz
tel.: +420222749464
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Opening hours

November – March

Monday
09.00 – 16.30
Tuesday
09.00 – 16.30
Wednesday
09.00 – 16.30
Thursday
09.00 – 16.30
Friday
09.00 – 16.30
Sunday
09.00 – 16.30

April – October

Monday
09.00 – 18.00
Tuesday
09.00 – 18.00
Wednesday
09.00 – 18.00
Thursday
09.00 – 18.00
Friday
09.00 – 18.00
Sunday
09.00 – 18.00

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Closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays.

C H R I S T M A S   2 0 1 6

24. 12. 2016 opened at 9.00-14.00

1. 1. 2017 opened at 11.00-16.30

 

The extensive collection of Judaica, including 40,000 artefacts, 100,000 books, and extensive archives of Jewish communities, is unique not only for its size, but especially the fact that they come from one coherent territory - from Bohemia and Moravia. As a whole, it gives a complete picture of the life and history of Jews in this region. The museum is housed in Prague's synagogues and other Jewish monuments.


JEWISH MUSEUM SITES IN PRAGUE:

Robert Guttmann Gallery
(Praha 1, U Staré školy 3)

  • This venue hosts temporary exhibitions on Jewish themes.

Information and reservation centre (Praha 1, Maiselova 15)

  • Interactive information gateway about selected Jewish monuments in Prague and the Czech Republic.


Klausen Synagogue (Praha 1, U Starého hřbitova 3a)

  • The permanent exhibition provides information about Jewish traditions and customs related to the synagogues and the everyday life of a Jewish family.


Maisel Synagogue (Praha 1, Maiselova 10)

  • The synagogue houses an exhibition devoted to Jews in the Czech Lands between the 10th and 18th Centuries.


Ceremonial Hall (Praha 1, U Starého hřbitova 3a)

  • The exhibition here is dedicated to medicine in the ghetto, death, and the activities of the Burial Society.


Pinkas Synagogue (Praha 1, Široká 3)

  • Holocaust Memorial


Spanish Synagogue (Praha 1, Vězeňská 1)

  • A collection of silver objects
  • The exhibition deals with the history of the Jewish community in our country in the 19th to 20th century.
  • It is also a venue for regular chamber music concerts.


Old Jewish Cemetery (Praha 1, Široká 3)

  • The cemetery was founded in the mid-15th century. Buried here are many prominent personalities.

 

Audioguide - online reservation:  http://jewishmuseumprague.com/reserve

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