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Speculum Alchemiae Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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A quirky little museum with a fascinating history. The guide was very informative and it was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Annette S
Speculum Alchemae

This museum is a bit different. You cannot go in without a guided tour (usually every 30 minutes... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MilaK365
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Our museum called Speculum Alchemiae, is situated in one of the oldest houses in Prague. There are secret alchemical laboratories from the 16th century in the museum underground that were built for the king Rudolf II. The alchemists of that time...more
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A quirky little museum with a fascinating history. The guide was very informative and it was amazing to hear how this place was uncovered and how much is still in place. The alchemists were our first chemists, doctors and metallurgists!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Annette S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum is a bit different. You cannot go in without a guided tour (usually every 30 minutes, better check the site) The tour is not long, but full of surprises inside mediveal catacombs. No more spoilers

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little museum. A lovely guide takes you round the building for a little over 30 mintues and the time flies by. Fascinating to learn the history of Prague. Thank you

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pollylouise333
Speculum A, Manažer at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear pollylouise333, thank you very much for your lovely review. We are glad you liked it here. All the bset, SA.

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This is a must-do if you are into anything weird and wonderful. Fascinating look into a 16th century alchemy lab only uncovered in 2002! Magical place, informative and patient guide. Loved it, was a highlight of Prague... thank you!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank andreankh
Speculum A, Manažer at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Dear Andreankh, thank You very much for your visit and review. We are very happy to hear you liked our museum. All the best. SA

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We only found out about this place on a Ghost tour the night before. It is an original, secret alchemist's laboratory. You can only look around on a guided tour, but this makes it more interesting. An actual piece of Prague history, long forgotten then...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tracy S
Speculum A, Manažer at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Dear Tracy S, thank you very much for your visit and lovely review. Wish you all the best. SA

Reviewed 29 October 2018

I was surprised by this place. I wasnt expecting much and I never heard of it before hand, but it was an amazing experience. The tour was like less than an hour, but we learned so much about Prague history and all the alchemy that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nikita K
Speculum A, Manažer komunikace s hosty at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Dear Nikita K, Thank you very much for this review. It's nice to hear that the visit in our museum was such a reat experience for you. We send you the best wishes from Prague, Speculum Alchemiae Prague

Reviewed 24 October 2018

If you are in Prague, this is a great little place to visit. It was like stepping back in time through a secret door into underground tunnels where alchemists once worked their magic. Our guide was really good and very informative. We found it fascinating...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Speculum A, Manažer komunikace s hosty at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Dear caroleba, thank you very much for your nice review. We at the museum are very glad that you enjoyed your stay here, and that you appreciated the work of our guide. Best wishes from Prague, the team of Speculum Alchemiae Prague

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

I am not happy to give the 3 stars review but I have to. I had very high expectations as the reviews were very encouraging. I paid 250CZK and I think it was too expensive for what I got. OK the underground chambers and secret...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Speculum A, Manažer komunikace s hosty at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Dear KingaC582, thank you for your review. We are sorry that you were disappointed with your visit. Our guides always try to provide the best service possible, unfortunately sometimes it doesn't work out, as you experienced. We are sorry once again. As for the price,...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018

What a fascinating little place this was. Second oldest building in Prague with a tunnel system under it only discovered after the flooding of 2002. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly and it really was interesting, more for the history of the building than anything else....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Speculum A, Manažer komunikace s hosty at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Dear HisLordshipZion, thank you for your review. It's really nice to know that you enjoyed your stay in our museum, and that you were satisfied with the tour. Best wishes from Prague, Speculum Alchemiae

Reviewed 19 October 2018

We have first played an alchemist's chambre and then we went to see the museum as They recommeneded that. Been a nice tour. We were stunned what people were able to do in a past. Highly recoommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SimonDreamer
Speculum A, Manažer komunikace s hosty at Speculum Alchemiae Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Dear SimonDreamer, thank you very much for your review. We send you best wishes from Prague, Speculum Alchemiae

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LondonSoul4ever
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Response from Thomas-llanelli | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember exactly how much. About 10 -15 pounds sterling I think.
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Response from GenioAzul | Reviewed this property |
As I remember there was no elevator. Just an old stair. The floor downstairs is not flat but stoned. It is a medieval basement conserved as it was.
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Response from cdinwaves | Reviewed this property |
The tour is in english, and all the signs/exhibits have czech and english. 👍
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