There are similar museums in many countries that have had a socialist period in their history. Mostly western tourists visit it, for them, in fact, it is organized. Czechs themselves do not like to recall this period, although for high school students excursions are organized here quite often.
Three halls of the museum are filled to capacity with exhibits organized in small groups introducing one aspect of life in a totalitarian regime. Each hall touches on a specific topic, layer, segment of the phenomenon of communism.
The first hall introduces an ideology that promises a bright and happy future. Busts of the main ideologists are located here, the school's classroom, littered with special literature, posters, slogans, banners, is recreated.
The second hall introduces visitors to the most terrible side of totalitarianism. The exhibits of this hall are connected with prisons, secret police, there is even a torture chamber. Of particular interest is the interior of a half-empty store, as a symbol of the collapse of the socialist planned economy.
The third part of the institution is dedicated to the collapse of socialism in the Czech Republic, the velvet revolution.
The museum is equipped with television panels showing rare footage of chronicles. Here is an excellent collection of paintings from the era of communism.
As in many modern museums, visitors are constantly accompanied by a sound line: songs, music, sounds, moans, laughter. the audio sequence fills the exposition with the atmosphere of that time, enhances the impression.
In the gift shop you can buy not only booklets and guides, but also useful souvenirs with Soviet and communist symbols. Especially good are small faceted glasses with the leader of the world proletariat, or chess in original figures, dishes, stationery, etc.
Finding a museum is easy at McDonald's, located next to Mustek Underground Station. The institution works seven days a week, from 9 am to 9 pm. Entrance ticket - 190 CZK.