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Charles Bridge Museum
Old Town, Prague 1

Charles Bridge Museum
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opening times
May-September: Daily 10:00-19:00
October-April: Daily 10:00-18:00
wheelchair access available at the venue Yes - more info
address of Charles Bridge Museum
Charles Bridge Museum
Krizovnicke namesti 3, Old Town, Prague 1, Czech Republic
Tel: +420 776 776 779
public transport to get to Charles Bridge Museum
Metro station: Staromestska (line A)
Tram stop: Staromestska (trams 2,17,18)
directions to get to Charles Bridge Museum
Approaching Charles Bridge from the Old Town, the museum is on the right-hand side, accessible via steps.
places of interest near to Charles Bridge Museum
- Old Town Square
- Charles Bridge
- Klementinum
- Potrefena Husa Platnerska Restaurant
- La Bodeguita del Medio Restaurant
- Mlynec Restaurant
- Bellevue Restaurant
- V Zatisi Restaurant
- Bily Konicek Restaurant
- Café Mozart
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The Charles Bridge Museum (Muzeum Karlova Mostu) explores the history of Prague's foremost river crossing, the 14th century Charles Bridge, which links the Old Town with the Lesser Town.

The museum explains in detail the structure of the bridge and the different stages of its construction.

It does this using miniature models, original artefacts and replica parts, and shows the materials used and the tools required.

This visual approach, including some explanations in English, make it easy for people of all nationalities to grasp the process.

The exhibition also covers the lives of the artisans who worked on the project, and shows what life was like for them in Prague during this early medieval period.

The museum is located below water level, a few metres along the river from Charles Bridge. This is significant, for this is where its predecessor, Judith Bridge, the first stone bridge in Prague, spanned the river.

Visitors to the Charles Bridge Museum can see part of the original foundations of Judith Bridge; most of the bridge was washed away by a huge flood in 1342, an event which prompted the construction of Charles Bridge.

In a separate area of the museum, visitors can see the foundations of Krizovnicka Church, which was of Gothic construction. These lie below the present day St. Francis Church, which was built over Krizovnicka during the Baroque period.

To discover more about Charles Bridge, take a Prague tour:
Prague Grand City Sightseeing Tour
Prague Grand City Sightseeing Tour & Boat
Prague All Inclusive Walking Tour & Boat
Prague Old Town & Jewish Quarter Tour.

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currency informationCurrency Guide
GBP exchange rate £1 = 29czk
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Euro exchange rate €1 = 25czk
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US Dollar exchange rate $1 = 22czk
tickets price informationTicket Prices
170czk Adult
70czk Student
70czk Child
7-18yrs child price.
0-6yrs free.

320czk Family
(2 Adults + 3 Children)
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