The church of St. Mary Magdalene is a Baroque building from the 17th century at Mala Strana. It, however, is no longer open for worship of the Lord. Instead, it is home to a different kind of adoration. The church of St. Mary Magdalene is now the Czech Museum of Music.
Prague is a city that worships Mozart, Dvorak, Smetana and other Classical music composers. The Museum of Music, takes this love of music further. It provides visitors with a chance to explore the craftsmanship of musical instruments. It also encourages them to consider musical instruments as the medium between music and humans. Run by the National Museum, the Musical Museum offers a variety of opportunities to explore the various facets of making music. There are exhibits on the diversity of 20th century music utilizing film, television, photographs and recordings. You can begin to learn to decipher the production of fine musical instruments. Furthermore, there is a history of musical notation including music sheets and manuscripts. An interesting exhibit looks at the social aspect of instruments. It reveals what instruments were played for a specific occasion. The collection of musical instruments number around 3,000 from the Czech Republic and around the world.
Address: Karmelitská 2/4, 118 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 257 257 777
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