Aviation Museum Kbely opens on 30 April

Autor: Oldřich Holeček

The largest Czech air museum in Prague 9 - Kbely - opens its gates on Saturday 30 April and invites those who are interested in new acquisitions - exhibits of post-war jet aircraft of both West and East production.

    Air Museum Opens its Season

The Aviation Museum Kbely, managed by the Military History Institute, has almost three hundred aircraft in its collections, of which a hundred is exhibited in five halls at Kbely area and others are shown in the open. It is not only the largest aircraft collection on the territory of the Czech Republic but also one of the largest in Europe. The exposition of the museum relates to military aircraft and also documents broader history of Czechoslovak and Czech aviation.

And what can a visitor of this season see compared to the past ones? The new acquisitons are exhibited at a hall dedicated to the post-war period and first years of the Cold War. Aircraft which belonged to pioneers of jet aviation are presented in a new arrangement with manikins. Famous Avia S-92, which was addapted German Messerschmitt M262A, can be seen here, together with Russian JAK-17, British Gloster Meteor and more other aircraft.

Moreover, a visitor can go through precisely framed halls depicting interwar and post-war aviation. The biggest hall offers exhibits from the post-war period. And in the open area there are military fighter aircraft and also some helicopters and transport aircraft from the 1960s up to 1980s.

The admission to the museum is free, open is daily except on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

How to get to the Aviation Museum Kbely?

Prague public transport buses go to the "Letecke muzeum" stop from several Metro stations: from Metro line "B" Palmovka, Ceskomoravska and Vysocanska, but the nearest connection is from Metro line "C", station Letnany - buses Nos. 185, 280, 259, 302, 375 and 376.

Posted: April 24, 2011