Jewish Museum In Prague
Explore the Jewish history at Jewish Museum in Prague
Rated 3.5/5 (based on 10 reviews )
Jewish Museum, Prague (Czech Republic)
Housing one of the largest collections of Judaica in the world, Jewish Museum in Prague is extremely popular. The Jewish Museum stands as testament and reminder of the atrocities committed on the Jewish community during the Second World War. It was on the suggestion of a Jewish employee that the building was used to store the confiscated possessions of the Jewish population. It houses some of the last possessions of the 80,000 Jewish people of Czechoslovakia. The museum is split into different synagogues with the building itself previously being a Spanish synagogue.
History of Jewish Museum
With over 40,000 objects and 100,000 books, the museum, founded in 1906, holds a lot of information about Czech and Moravian Jewish history. The museum was used by Nazis during the Second World War for storing the possessions of Jewish community. Since, there was no one to claim the possessions left, they are now deemed to be valuable works of art by the Nazis. These objects were preserved in the museum as a remnant of the holocaust. The possession of the buildings used by the museum and the old Jewish cemetery was returned to the Jewish community of Prague in 1994 after what was called the Velvet revolution. The buildings received significant damage during the 2002 floods but not a singular collection was damaged.
Attractions of Jewish Museum
The entrance to Jewish Museum offers an amazing opportunity to its visitors to explore all the major galleries and cemeteries that are a delight to history enthusiasts. With the entrance ticket of Jewish Museum, people can Maisel Synagogue- which exhibits the history of Jews dating back to the 10th century; Pinkas Synagogue- a memorial with around 80,000 names of Jewish victims inscribed in it; Klausen Synagogue- which houses a permanent exhibition, called ‘Jewish Customs and Traditions’; Spanish Synagogue- which exhibits the past details about the Czech and Moravian Jews dating back to the 18th century; and Jewsih Ceremonial Hall- which again houses the second part of the ‘Jewsih Customs and Traditions’ exhibition.
Besides that, one can also explore the Old Jewish Cemetery and Robert Guttmann Gallery to dig deeper into the history of Jewish life.
Unlimited Choices. Trusted Agents. Best Prices. Happy Memories.
Places To Visit In Prague
Let the experts guide you to the best of this mesmerizing destinationView All
Astronomical Clock In Prague
Prague Astronomical Clock was first installed in 1410. It is also known as Prague Orloj Astronomical Clock. Travelers can find the Prague Astronomical Wall Clock fixed on the southern side of the Old Town Hall, which is near Old Town Square. To house the clock’s mechanical parts, a stone chamber was also built near it. It m...
- Clock Tower
St. Vitus Cathedral In Prague
St. Vitus Cathedral Prague, the seat of Archbishop of Prague, is a cathedral of Saint Adalbert, Saint Wenceslaus, and Saint Vitus. The St. Vitus Cathedral interior is heavily influenced by Gothic architecture with a renaissance and baroque touch as well. The construction of the church took longer than expected; there were s...
- St. Vitus Cathedral
National Museum In Prague
The National Museum Prague in 1818 with a focus on natural sciences. Later, in between the years of 1830 and 1840, the museum also started collecting historical objects. The museum was then seen as a center for Czech nationalism. It took almost an entire century to balance out the historical artifacts with the science ones....
- National Museum
Many times, Prague can become a bit dull as most of the tourist spots are historical buildings. But fret not; Prague Zoo is to the rescue. It is the place to go to spruce up the trip especially for children. Built in 1931, the Prague Zoo was built to help students and scholars gain advanced knowledge in wildlife and zoology...
Dancing House In Prague
Dancing House Prague was designed in 1992 and completed in 1996. It was designed by an architect called “Frank Gehry”. Representing the US bombing on Prague in 1945, the Dancing House holds a lot of historical significance. The plot remained vacant till the area was cleared in 1960. Frank Gehry originally named the house “F...
Things To Do In Prague
Your list of the best things to do, compiled on the basis of actual traveler experiencesView All
Jewish Museum In Prague
Housing one of the largest collections of Judaica in the world, Jewish Museum in Prague is extremely popular. The Jewish Museum stands as testament and reminder of the atrocities committed on the Jewish community during the Second World War. It was on the suggestion of a Jewish employee that the building was used to store t...
John Lennon Memorial Wall In Prague
John Lennon Wall Prague represents a symbol of peace and love. Earlier, the wall was a plain wall, but during the 1980s, artists started creating graffiti inspired by John Lennon and writing lyrics of various Beatles’ songs. The Sovereign Military Order of Malta owns the John Lennon Wall Prague and still allows the artists ...
Strahov Library In Prague
The Strahov Library is situated in the Strahov Monastery. The monastery was built after Jindrich Zdik visited the holy land and wanted to found a monastery. The monastery was first made of wood and later replaced with stone structures before being renewed after a fire in 1258 heavily damaged the monastery.
The Strahov Mona...
- National Library
Our experts would love to create a package just for you!
Fill in your requirements here >
Fastest Growing Holiday Marketplace
Easy, Secure & Reliable
Want best packages handpicked just for you?
Fill the form and get a callback from our holiday experts
FAQ's of Prague
Read on to find out why our customers love us!
The Jewish Museum Prague was founded by Dr. Hugo Lieben and Dr. Augustin Stein.
The tickets can be purchased at the Museum’s ticket offices and the Information and Reservation Centre or in the museum’s e-shop.
Yes. Tourists are allowed to take pictures.
How It Works1
Personalise This Package
Make changes as per your travel plan & submit the request.2
Get Multiple Quotes
Connect with top 3 agents, compare quotes & customize further.3
Book The Best Deal
Pay in easy installments & get ready to enjoy your holiday.