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Museum of West Bohemia (Zapadoceske muzeum)

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Address: Kopeckeho sady 357/2, Pilsen 301 00, Czech Republic
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+420 377 329 380

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Armory is a must-see, but avoid the employees!

The armory section of the museum is really worth visiting - particular highlights include a large collection of hand-cannon, blunderbuss, fire-locks and other medieval firearms... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2014
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

It was difficult to order tickets. Nobody speaks english and credit cards are not accepted, only cache. We were there to see the armory collection, but it was not so impressive. My personal opinion - try with any other museum.

Thank Momchil D
Pelhrimov, Czech Republic
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194 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Really interesting exhibitions focusing on local history, the most interesting for me being the armory. The lady in this section was very friendly, showed us the most important exhibits, moreover all texts were in English, too. The strange thing about this museum is that you pay tickets for each exhibition/section separately and each ticket costs as much as entrance fees... More 

Thank charles911
Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

As, by know, you should have noticed, it is impossible not to be amazed with the architecture of almost every building in Pilsen. This one is no exception! Inside and outside you will be amazed by its architectural details and some marvels that you will not be expecting! The material in exposition is quite specific and represents a general idea... More 

1 Thank AndrePatricio
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

This magnificent, historical building was built in 1878. It has one of the widest ranges of historical, industrial art and natural science collections in the Czech Republic. Not only is it a magnificent building during the day, but you can also admire its architecture after dark, when the light coloured parts of the building are lit up, and the dark... More 

1 Thank CoreLogic
Erlangen, Germany
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Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

It is very difficult getting around without speaking Czech, since everything is mainly documented in Czech. This is very surprising since the museum is sponsored by the EU. It deserves more stars, which will be given, once it is truly multi-lingual.

Thank Juergen S
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2015

The museum has a stunning range of displays- including the armoury - but the Prehistoric Archaeology galleries are knock out- the material on display is outstanding especially if you want to understand central european prehistory. Apart from the artefacts-which are beautifully displayed- there are several good videos of aspects of experimental archaeolgy, and models too - of sites and burials... More 

1 Thank Schadla-Hall T
Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2015

It was difficult getting into and around this museum speaking absolutely no Czech, but we were rewarded with a wonderful little museum with a great collection of weapons, a small but impressive Meissen porcelain collection and an interesting local history room with boards in English. As a previous reviewer said, some of the staff were unfriendly but the woman at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2014

The armory section of the museum is really worth visiting - particular highlights include a large collection of hand-cannon, blunderbuss, fire-locks and other medieval firearms, along with a decent selection of pole-arms. It is a great exhibition, however the employees were extremely grumpy and unpleasant. This was a surprise to us, especially given we were virtually the only visitors. Maybe... More 

2 Thank RotherhitheTraveller
Zagreb, Croatia
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

This was one of most interesting museums I've visited outside of Prag, during my 2 month stay in Czech republic. It is divided into 3 separate exhibitions. First one is Plzen armory, which is definitely worth a visit. It has a very extensive collection of medieval and baroque warfare, from polearms, swords, armor to early cannons and guns. Walking among... More 

5 Thank Robert S
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

This museum is divided into three distinct exhibits: the Plzen Municipal Armory, the Archaeology wing, and the History wing. You can by a ticket to see any one of them, or all three -- and the price of the latter is so low that there's no reason not to get that "deluxe" ticket. The Municipal Armory is a collection of... More 

5 Thank justonehuman

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