Museum of Decorative Arts

Prague, Czech Republic

Founded in 1885, the Prague Museum of Decorative Arts is housed in a Neo-Renaissance edifice built from 1897 to 1899 after the designs of architect Josef Schulz. The Museum’s rich collections include decorative and applied arts and design work ranging from Late Antiquity to the present day with focus on European objects, particularly arts and crafts created in the Bohemian lands. The impressive interior of the permanent exhibition, “Stories of Materials,” offers visitors an excursion into the history and development of decorative arts in the disciplines of glass, ceramics, graphic art, design, metal, wood and other materials, as well as objects such as jewellery, clocks and watches, textiles, fashion, toys and furniture.



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Founded: 1897-1900
Category: Museums in Czech Republic

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Kelvin Eagleton (2 years ago)
The current Hana Podolská exhibition is very good. Well worth a visit to see fashion by one of the most prominent figures of pre-war Czechoslovak fashion and the owner of the most famous domestic salon of the 1930s and 1940s .
Micci Hatch (3 years ago)
It's worth visiting just for the amazing staircase. The exhibitions were brilliant as well. It also has clean bathrooms.
Budimir Zvolanek (3 years ago)
Erroneously titled for a nearby location: actually concert the Rudolfinum Dvorak Hall part of the Dvorak's Prague Festival. Awesome experience in gorgeous surroundings, fantastic acoustics, top notch world-renown musicians. Some photos automatically posted thanks to misbehaved smartphone, sorry.
Altyn Akiniyazova (3 years ago)
Nice and beautiful building. Unfortunately the permanent exhibition was closed until next year. So we only got to see a temporary exhibition of a Czech Designer Hana P. The fun thing was to be able to make our own fashion designer on paper.
Tomáš Lukeš (3 years ago)
Beautiful, recently renovated interiors host a range of interesting exhibitions (you can typically choose from 3-4 of them at any point in time). The building itself is an exhibit, too - the decorations, inside paintings and plastics, as well as colored window mosaics will surely catch your eye and make for an appealing artistic experience. The only (occasional) drawback are elderly ladies serving as exhibition custods, who do not hesitate to chit-chat and criticize any tiny "misdeed" of the visitors, be it a real or a truly marginal one. It happens only time to time - still, the spirit of the communist era is, unfortunately, still present here in this regard.
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