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The Army Museum is located in Prague-Žižkov, in the historic facilities of the National Liberation Monument. The exposition is divided into three large sections. The first is dedicated to the period of the World War 1 (1914 to 1918), the involvement of Czech and Slovak people in the war, and the political and military events that resulted in the constitution of the independent Czechoslovak Republic. The second section is dedicated to the Czechoslovak republic and its armed forces between the world wars, and the third section maps the period of the World War 2, and the involvement of the Czech and Slovak people in the military operations, home resistance and other events aimed at restoring the independence of Czechoslovakia.
Ecotechnical Museum is placed in the listed area of the old sewage cleaning plant, which is one of the important objects of our industrial architecture. Part of the tours are visits to the underground of the main operating building, where the visitors will learn about the history of sewerage and cleaning of waste water. One floor higher, in the steam engine room, two operational Breitfeld & Daněk steam engines from 1903 can be seen. On special occasions, these are shown running.
The operating lifetime of the plant was planned to end in the thirties of previous century, however, the plant served its purpose till 1967, when new modern mechanical-chemical treatment plant was opened on nearby Císařský island.
The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague collects and preserves for future generations – in both national and international contexts – examples of historical and contemporary crafts, as well as applied arts and design.
At the Gastronomy Museum Prague we are setting up a walk through the history of cooking methods and food conserving, through the development of kitchens and cooking ranges and stoves from prehistory to the present, also opening the prospects for the future. We will also introduce you to typical cooking raw materials and to various dishes of the cuisine of mainly European, North of Alps origin.
Náprstek Museum which is part of the National Museum is dedicated to Asian, African and American cultures. Museum collections are very rich but only very small portion is exposed to visitors. The museum is located in the House of Halánek, where visitors can also visit a public library that offers not only books and periodicals, but also other collections of historic photographs, stereoscopic images and contemporary graphics.
The old building of the National Museum in the upper part of Wenceslas Square is the most important Czech museum. Permanent exhibition consists of mineralogical, paleontological, anthropological and zoological collections.
The Spanish Synagogue in Prague is situated near the Old Town Square and was built in 1868 on the site of the oldest Prague Jewish house of prayer called Old School. Its Moorish style was designed by Vojtech Ignatius Ullmann. Nowdays, the synagogue is used as a concert hall and exhibition space of the Jewish Museum.
Czech Museum of Music is part of the National Museum in Prague. It is located in the former church of St. Mary Magdalene in Mala Strana. The exhibits include examples of old and rare musical instruments, documents relating to individual musicians, old records and other musical artifacts. Besides exhibits there is also a concert hall, where the concerts of mainly classical music are held.
National Memorial on the Vítkov Hill with its dominating equestrian statue of Jan Zizka was built between years 1928 and 1933. The main purpose of the building should be the commemoration of the Czechoslovak legionaries and the Czechoslovak resistance during the World War I. But during the era of communism between years 1954 and 1962 it served as mausoleum of Klement Gottwald. Now the monument serves to its original purpose.
Rosenberg Palace was originally a Renaissance palace, which was built between the years 1545 and 1574 by the Lords of Rosenberg. In 1600, Rosenberg palace became the property of the Emperor Rudolph II. The palace persisted in its form until the mid-18th century, when it was radically rebuilt to the Department of noble women. The Institute was disbanded in 1919 and the building served for the needs of the Ministry of Interior. In the years 1996 – 2007 it has been restored into its original baroque style and now it serves as a museum and exhibition space.
Toy Museum is located on several floors of the former Count’s Chambers in Prague Castle near the fabled tower Daliborka. Visitors can find here a great collection of both unique old toys and new ones such as Barbie dolls.