The Museum of Decorative Arts in the Jewish quarter houses a display of glass, porcelain, tapestries, textiles and posters among other equally interesting objects. I must say my favourite part was the glass section where you can find pieces dating centuries back and it was interesting to see how or will they resemple the things currently sold in stores all over Prague.
The museum also houses temporary exhibitions on its mezzanine floor and has a shop on the entry floor.
I must say that even though I knew that only a fraction of the items are on display, I was a bit disappointed. I thought the museum is quite small and if you want to see other things they own you have to go all around the city e.g. the Trades Fair Palace.
By the way, take a look from the windows in the museum because you can get a good view of the Jewish cemetary from many of them.
This museum houses in the Neo-Renaissance building opened in 1900. The ground floor is reception, shop and cafe.
The main collections are the Bohemian glass and ceremaics, graphic arts, gold and jewellery. Some captions are in Czech and English. Before entering the exhibition hall on second floor, the audio guide with a list of numbered artifacts will be given without charge. The computer data system will be in Czech and Englis very soon (2005).
* No photography except extra charge
* Suggested length of visit: 1-1.5 hours
Ticket: Permanent collection - Adult (80kc), Student/Child (40kc); Temporary exhibition - Adult (60kc), Student/Child (30kc); Combined - Adult (120kc), Student/Child (60kc)
Opening time: 1000-1800 (Wed-Sun), 1000-1900 (Tue), Monday closed
The Museum of Decorative Arts was founded in 1885 and it exhibits delicate examples of European decorative arts.
The building itself is very beautiful. Not the entire collection of the museum collections were put on display, you could only find portions on display.
It is open 10-6 except Monday