The Prague Jewish Museum
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More than One Place
It may surprise you to know that the Prague Jewish Museum is not actually a single place. It’s a collection of Jewish sites that includes the Pinkas Synagogue, Maisel Synagogue, Klausen Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue, Ceremonial Hall and the Robert Guttmann Gallery. Not technically part of the Prague Jewish Museum but here you can also buy a ticket to get access to the Orthodox Old/New Synagogue.
The main building for tourists will be the Maisel Synagogue in Maiselova. Although not one of the grand Jewish sites in the city it hosts the main information and ticket centre so it’s the place people will usually come for general information and tickets to exhibitions. The original Synagogue was from 1592, rebuilt in 1689 and reconstructed into it’s present form in 1905. It was closed for many years during the Second World War and the Communist era. The actual administrative centre of the Prague Jewish Museum is the Spanish Synagogue.
First go to the Prague Jewish Museum website e-shop and you’ll have a choice of three ticket options (Note: selected museum memberships have free entry to all sites).
Old/New: Is the cheapest ticket but gives access only to the Orthodox Old/New Synagogue. Adult Price CZK220.
Jewish Museum in Prague: Gives access to Pinkas Synagogue, Maisel Synagogue, Klausen Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue, Ceremonial Hall and the Robert Guttmann Gallery. It does NOT give access to the Old/New Synagogue. Adult Price CZK350. FREE if done using the Prague Card and 50% off if you present a Litacka Card.
Prague Jewish Town: Gives access to Pinkas Synagogue, Maisel Synagogue, Klausen Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue, Ceremonial Hall and the Robert Guttmann Gallery and the Old/New Synagogue. Adult Price CZK550.
Children under six are free and there is a discount for student/family but not for seniors. It’s only a 3 minute walk from the Old Town Square but check the location of the Prague Jewish Museum (Maiselova) on Google Maps. NOTE that there are photo/video restrictions and a separate charge.
The Old Jewish part of Prague is explored in my Old Town and Jewish Quarter Walking Tour.