Prague Museum of Communism Reflects Prague’s Experience
Prague Museum of Communism is a museum in Prague, the capital of Czechoslovakia, which existed before the division of Slovakia and the Czech Republic, where objects, documents and films from the communist regime are exhibited.
Opened in 2001, the museum consists of 2 main sections. These are the Dream of Communism and the Reality and Nightmare rooms. In addition to these, there is also a movie room where images from history are shown.
At the Museum of Communism, which you can reach on foot from Mustek metro station in Prague, you first enter a souvenir shop and buy your ticket there. A large statue of the revolutionary Karl Marx, the founder of Marxism, and a bust of the Russian socialist revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, also known as Lenin, the founder of Leninism, which was based on Marxism, greet you.
The museum also includes political events that marked the history of Czechoslovakia. The Red Army’s entry into Prague after the Second World War, the Prague Spring that ended before it began, Jan Polack’s self-immolation, the Velvet Revolution led by Vaclav Havel are among the main topics of the museum.
It is possible to see many materials used in everyday life, politics, history, sports, economy and education. The Communist Museum is the first and only museum about the communist regime in Prague after the Velvet Revolution, the bloodless revolution of 1989. All the events are explained on posters and panels and supported by video shows. One of the rooms in the museum shows a type of classroom used in history. In another, a typical interrogation room is set up.
You can visit the museum in about half an hour. You can visit the museum every day between 09:00 – 21:00.