Prague’s outpost of the Grévin Wax Museum is one of the largest in Europe, famous for its waxwork likenesses of international celebrities, royalty, sporting heroes and historic Czech figures. Opened in 2014, the museum provides three floors of family fun and fantasy and is found close to the Baroque beauty of the Staré Mesto (Old Town) on one of the city’s main shopping streets.
Although displays change along with the world of stardom, the Grévin is currently divided into six themed and interactive sections, giving visitors the chance to pose with Michael Jackson, meet the alchemist Emperor Rudolf II and marvel at the outfits worn by actresses Angelina Jolie and Meryl Streep. Uniquely Czech attractions include the world-famous ice hockey team HC Sparta Praha, Franz Kafka in a traditional Prague café and former President Václav Havel at his desk. Kids can time travel from the world of Mozart to John Lennon’s Liverpool, make their own waxwork models and create a 3D likeness of their heads in the Discovery Workshop.
The Grévin is a firm favorite with families visiting Prague and gets very crowded during school vacations, so buy a skip-the-line ticket ahead of time for priority access. The bistro-style Café Grévin is right next door.
Celetná 15, Prague 1. Open daily 10am–7pm. Admission adult 300 CZK; seniors & students 260 CZK; children younger than 14 200CZK; family 612 CZK. Metro Line A to Staroměstská.