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National Museum – Bedřich Smetana Museum

The museum is housed in the neo-Renaissance building of the former Old Town Waterworks on the Vltava River near Charles Bridge, in a place with stunning views of the Vltava River and the panorama of Prague Castle. This unconventional exhibition describes the life and work of Bedřich Smetana (1824–1884), one of the greatest Czech composers.

National Museum – Bedřich Smetana Museum, Novotného lávka 1, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00
Web: http://www.nm.cz, e-mail: b_smetana_muzeum@nm.cz
tel.: +420222220082, +420221082288

Opening hours

January – December

Monday
10.00 – 17.00
Wednesday
10.00 – 17.00
Thursday
10.00 – 17.00
Friday
10.00 – 17.00
Saturday
10.00 – 17.00
Sunday
10.00 – 17.00

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C H R I S T M A S   2 0 1 6

24. – 26. 12. 2016 closed

31. 12. 2016 opened at 10.00–15.00

1. 1. 2017 closed

 

Entrance fee

basic

50 CZK

reduced

30 CZK

family

90 CZK

This exhibition offers a cross-section of the composer’s life and work. In an unusual visual concept, samples of Smetana’s manuscripts, correspondence and other contemporary written and pictorial documents, original paintings and personal items are presented. Special “scores” are devoted to Smetana’s key works with documents relating to their origins and destinies, placed on special music stands, which can be played from a conductor’s podium using a special laser baton to hear excerpts from Smetana’s works.

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