Prague's toilet museum moves to the capital's Old Town

Around 2000 toilets are on display, with the oldest dating back to the 15th century

Visitors view chamber pots on display at the Toilet Museum in Prague. Photo / AP
Visitors view chamber pots on display at the Toilet Museum in Prague. Photo / AP

A rare museum in the Czech capital is moving to Prague's Old Town in a move to become better accessible to tourists.

What started with a discovery of Gothic and Baroque toilets during a reconstruction of a 13th-century building near Prague has become an unusual pastime of collecting historical chamber pots and toilets.

The museum contains some 2000 pieces, including a chamber pot used by Napoleon Bonaparte. Photo / AP
The museum contains some 2000 pieces, including a chamber pot used by Napoleon Bonaparte. Photo / AP

Later, a museum of toilets opened in 2014 in Prague's 2 district.

Among some 2000 pieces on display - with the oldest dating to the 15th century - is a chamber spot acquired for the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House in 1892, which could have served up to 17 American presidents. Another chamber pot at the museum was commissioned for Napoleon Bonaparte.

The museum is moving to Michalska 1 in the city by year's end.

If you go: It opens Tuesday - Sunday from 10 am - 6pm. Admission fee is 150 koruna ($8.50), discounts for children, students and seniors.

- AAP

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