Antonín Dvořák Museum
Pay a visit to the National Museum’s Antonín Dvořák Museum and spend an afternoon with the Maestro. Situated in a charming renovated Baroque townhouse (“Villa America”), this popular museum that was founded in 1932, showcases a nice collection of Dvořák’s personal items, period photographs, correspondence, music notes / autographs, and more; at the museum you can even see his writing desk, reading glasses, piano, honorary Cambridge robe, viola, and more. The villa was built at the beginning of the 18th century by Count Jan Václav Michna of Vacínov; the pretty townhouse was created according to the design of the famous Czech architect Kilián Ignác Diezenhofer. The upper level of the villa boasts a traditional music salon with gorgeous frescoes (with a whimsical mythological theme); classical music concerts take place here on the regular – get your classical fix at the Antonín Dvořák Museum today! It’s also of interest to note that upstairs you will find a small room where you can listen to a variety of Dvořák’s compositions – oddly enough, even dub and polka versions of some. The property also boasts an intricate gate, a manicured garden with statues from the workshop of Matyáš Bernard Braun – allegories of the four seasons, etc., roses, benches, and two Baroque garden houses. The mission of the National Museum’s Antonín Dvořák Museum is to continually gather, look after and make documents pertaining to Dvořák’s life and career accessible for the general public.
Ke Karlovu 20, Praha 2, +420 224 918 013, 224 923 363, www.nm.cz/Hlavni-strana/Visit-Us/Antonin-Dvorak-Museum.html
Address: Ke Karlovu 20, Praha 2