Jewish Museum in Prague
Specialisation: Jewish collections
This is one of the oldest European Jewish museums (established in 1906). Key exhibitions here are constituted by collections with items from synagogues and chapels which would otherwise have disappeared forever as a result of clearance of the Jewish ghetto in Prague. It was also a safe place for liturgical items during the war, books and archive materials as well as a repository for items belonging to who were Jews deported from Prague and its surrounding areas to concentration camps. The museum, which can provide a very emotional experience, is spread out over several locations (not far from each other), because they are located within the bounds of the preserved part of the Jewish Town in the historical part of Prague. They are within easy walking distance of each other and this concerns the following locations: the Pinkas Synagogue, the Old-New Synagogue, the High Synagogue and the Maisel Synagogue (take an audio guide here and a map of the Jewish quarter) as well as the Old Jewish Cemetery which you can get to from our Hotel Kampa Garden*** in Prague 1 with a pleasant walk (cross the Charles Bridge and carry on for approx. 500 m to the right along the main street Křížovnická – the start of the Jewish Town will then be on your right). The second part of the museum is located not far from the first part on Široká behind the Church of the Holy Spirit.
Full information about the entrance fee, opening hours of the individual parts of the museum and its permanent and temporary exhibitions can be found on the official website, where you can also pay the entrance fee online: www.jewishmuseum.cz