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Time Out Says

A historical alchemist’s workshop rediscovered during recent renovations

Prague’s history is often intertwined with hints of magic, and this museum is where the two fully aligned. After heavy flooding in the early 2000s led to renovations beneath one the oldest buildings in town, the Museum of Alchemy uncovered secret tunnels and a preserved potion master’s laboratory. Today, a guided tour offers a glimpse into that underground world, while explaining some of the connections between elixirs boasting love, increased memory, and eternal youth and our modern day scientific ideas. Suspend your disbelief for an afternoon to imagine early experiments searching for ways to understand and improve upon human existence.

Time Out tip: Groups of eight or more mystery-lovers can also arrange a guided tour that connect the legends of Prague’s historic buildings in Dan Brown style.

Nearby:
Field: For Michelin-starred food in minimalist surroundings
L’Fleur: For an unpretentious cocktail bar with art-inspired details
Spanish Synagogue: For a decorative interior and exhibition of Jewish artifacts

Written by
Auburn Scallon

Details

Address:
Haštalská 1, Prague 1, 110 00
Prague
Opening hours:
Daily 10am-6pm
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