Prague crowded for annual Museum Night
Dusk on Saturday belonged to almost 50 museums and galleries in Prague, which opened at 7 PM for the fourth year of what is called Museum Night. Their treasures were - for one night only - on display free of charge, or in some places for a symbolic admission fee, until as late as 1 AM. Around 170,000 people turned out.
"People are interested in this building, in the architecture of this building. They are also interested in the present days of Prague Jewish Community, about their services, which synagogues are active. They are interested in the history of Prague Jewish Community."
At 11 PM, the queues were still almost 100 meters long, and keen visitors heavily outnumbered the capacities of the sites. Nevertheless, the atmosphere was great. Natasha and Paula are from North Carolina.
Paula: "We made a list, I know we want to go to the Military Museum next, which is a little bit out there, so we'll see what we have time for after that."
Although there was no way to see even a quarter of the museums, some of them might become an inspiration for rainy weekends. The newly opened Charles Bridge Museum, for example, will certainly be worth it.