The national technical museum can be found at Kostelni
42. This museum was founded in 1908 and 35.000 items (!) are exhibited.
There is a collection of conveyances; several locomotives,
mopeds and cars. The development of photography is demonstrated by several
apparatus and photos. Furthermore attention is paid to:
· Radio and television;
· Heavy industry;
At the Jirská in the Romberský palace close
to the castle the toys-museum is established. Nice museum with dolls, trains
and other toys.
In a former cloister at the Ke Karlov 453, the policemuseum
is established. This cloister has a troubled history. It was established
in 1351 by Karel 4th. During the second world war, when the friars
had already had left the cloister, the psychiatric ward of the karls university
was established in the building.
Then the communist made it into a museum of national security. Later it was changed into the policemuseum where you can have a look at photos of murders and weapons.
In Villa Amerika at Ke Karlova 10/462 the Antonín
Dvorák museum is established. The house was built in 1717, and had
many destinations since then: private house, eating-house, house for the
poor and girls’ school. Antonín Dvorák himself never lived
in this house. His huge correspondence and the original papers with his
music are exhibited. There are several beautiful ceilings- and wall paintings.