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Jewish Museum in Prague – Ceremonial Hall – the Prague Burial Society building (Židovské muzeum v Praze – Obřadní síň)

The former Ceremonial Hall and mortuary of the Old Jewish Cemetery was built in pseudo-Romanesque style from 1911–1912 according to a design by architect J. Gerstl. As part of the Jewish Museum, the Ceremonial Hall of the Prague Burial Society – Chevra Kadisha (founded in 1564) became an exhibition space.

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Opening hours

    • November – March
    • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun
    • 09.00 – 16.30
    • April – October
    • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun
    • 09.00 – 18.00

Closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays.

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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

  • short exhibitions focusing on Jewish history, life, art and also Jewish monuments in the Czech Republic

 

Klausen Synagogue

  • the biggest synagogue in Prague, permanent exhibition: Jewish Customs and Traditions 

Maisel Synagogue

  • permanent exhibition: Jews in the Bohemian Lands, 10th – 18th Century

 

Ceremonial Hall

  • exhibition devoted to Jewish medicine and Prague Burial Society

 

Pinkas Synagogue

  • Memorial to the Bohemian and Moravian Victims of Shoah; permanent exhibition: Children´s Drawings from the Terezin Ghetto

 

Spanish Synagogue

  • Synagogue Silver from Bohemia and Moravia
  • History of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia in the 19th – 20th Century
  • venue for concerts (classical music)

 

Old Jewish Cemetery

  • it was founded in the 15th century, several renowned personalities were buried here (Rabbi Loew, Avigdor Kara, Aaron Horowitz, Mordecai Maisel, David Gans, Rabbi David Oppenheim)

  

Most of the sites are included in some of the museum tours; one cannot visit them separately.

 

P R A G U E   J E W I S H   T O W N

incl.: Maisel Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Klausen Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Ceremonial Hall, Robert Guttmann Gallery, Old New Synagogue

  • Adults: CZK 500
  • Children 6-15, students under 26: CZK 350
  • Disability card holders accompanied by a helper: CZK 85
  • Children under 6: free
  • Family ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children) – adults: CZK 500, every child (6-15): CZK 160

 

J E W I S H   M U S E U M   I N   P R A G U E

incl.: Maisel Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Klausen Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Ceremonial Hall, Robert Guttmann Gallery

  • Adults: CZK 350
  • Children 6-15, students under 26: CZK 250
  • Disability card holders accompanied by a helper: CZK 50
  • Children under 6: free
  • Family ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children) – adults: CZK 350, every child (6-15): CZK 100

 

O L D   N E W   S Y N A G O G U E

The synagogue is overseen by the Prague Jewish Community.

  • Adults: CZK 200
  • Children 6-15, students under 26: CZK 140
  • Disability card holders accompanied by a helper: CZK 35
  • Children under 6: free
  • Family ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children) – adults: CZK 200, every child (6-15): CZK 100

 

R O B E R T   G U T T M A N N   G A L L E R Y

  • Adults: CZK 50
  • Children 6-15, students under 26: CZK 30
  • Children under 6: free

 

Tickets are valid for 7 days. Each site can be visited once.

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Contacts

  • Jewish Museum in Prague – Ceremonial Hall – the Prague Burial Society building (Židovské muzeum v Praze – Obřadní síň)
  • U Starého hřbitova 3a
  • 110 00 Praha 1- Josefov
  • +420222749211

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Ceremonial Hall – the Prague Burial Society building

Nearby the Klausen Synagogue, architect František Gerstel built a new building in a Romantic concept of a Romanesque manor in the years 1911 - 1912. It is a former ceremonial hall and mortuary, which today hosts the exposition of the Jewish Museum named Jewish traditions and habits - Course of Life.

 

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