THE JEWISH MUSEUM IN PRAGUE OPENS NEW INFORMATION AND RESERVATION CENTRE
In October 2014 the Jewish Museum in Prague will be celebrating 20 years as an independent organization. In this anniversary year it will be launching a number of changes which, over the course of several years, will highlight its image as a modern, dynamic and visitor-friendly centre of Jewish culture. The museum's new Information and Reservation Centre, which opened on 3 February 2014, is expression of this effort.
Thanks to its unique collections, its eventful history and its location in the historical centre of Prague, the Jewish Museum is consistently the most visited museum in the Czech Republic. As an institution that is preserving a unique historical memory and legacy, however, it also seeks to be open to present-day developments and to meet the needs of the 21st-century visitor.
Accordingly, the Jewish Museum has now opened the Information and Reservation Centre in the heart of Prague's former Jewish Town at Maiselova 15. This new site provides visitors with a multimedia information space and offers a range of additional services. It is an interactive information gateway with basic details about the monuments and permanent exhibitions in the Jewish Town, as well as about specific Jewish monuments in Prague and the rest of the Czech Republic. It also contains information about current educational and cultural programmes held by the museum and related organizations and institutions. Visitors will also be given useful tips on where to find kosher meals and on services provided by travel agencies specializing in Jewish heritage tours. Audioguides are also available for loan here.
As well as providing services for individual tourists, the new centre will also accept bookings from guides, school representatives and travel agencies. It also includes a rest area with refreshments and toilet facilities, as well as disabled access and a baby changing table. In connection with the opening of the centre, the current souvenir shop in the Klausen Synagogue will soon be expanded by incorporating the area previously used for making bookings.
Information and Reservation Centre of the Jewish Museum in Prague
Architectural design: Ing. arch. Jakub Tejkl
Construction work: Kališ a Krátkoruký, spol. s r. o.
Graphic design: Colmo, v. o. s.
Furnishings: Indego interier, s. r. o.
110 00 Prague 1
Tel.: +420 222 749 464 (461)
Fax: +420 222 749 463
Audio Guide: Promotion and Education, s. r. o.
Manager: Ing. Miroslava Kholová
Café: NOSTRUM, s. r. o.
Manager: Karel Pospíchal
Winter season: 9 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Summer season: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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