Billed as the largest private collection of Apple products in the world, the Apple Museum sits inside the Pop Art Gallery in a revamped 12th-century townhouse. This homage to all things Apple includes more than 470 original products and highlights the backstory of the company’s legendary founders, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
Found in the tangle of streets between Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square in Prague’s Staré Město (Old Town), the museum opened in December 2015 and is a mecca for techies and Apple aficionados. If visiting on a Friday or weekend, or traveling with a group, you can purchase discounted passes to skip the line and save money on tickets.
From the curiously toy-like Apple Mac from 1984 through the multi-colored iPods of the early 21st century to the MacBooks introduced 2012, the development of one of the world’s biggest brands is laid out in sleek displays guaranteed to appeal to kids and adults alike. Exhibits from Steve Jobs’ life include his college yearbooks, sneakers, and his distinctive black turtleneck sweaters.
Things to know before you go
*Though the museum is popular with IT buffs and Apple fans, the nostalgic journey through the early days of home computers and inside look into founder Steve Jobs’ life are fascinating for everyone. *The museum offers a self-guided multimedia tour that can be downloaded to your smart device. *After walking in Steve Jobs’ footsteps through the museum, you can sample his favorite drinks in the museum’s raw vegan bistrot named for the visionary. *The museum is fully accessible to wheelchair users.
How to get there
The Apple Museum is located at Husova n. 21, about a five-minute walk from the Staré Město (Old Town) and just steps from the astronomical clock and Church of Our Lady before Týn. The nearest metro stop is Staroměstská on line A.
When to get there
The museum is most crowded on the weekend, so be sure to purchase a skip-the-line pass if visiting from Friday to Sunday. During the week, pop in during the quieter morning hours to admire iconic Apple products at your leisure.
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