The Aviation Museum Kbely
Aviation Museum Kbely
The museum was founded in 1968, in the area of the historic military airfield Prague-Kbely, the first air base built after the constitution of Czechoslovakia in 1918. Due to both the quantity and quality of its collections, it is one of to the largest air museums in Europe. Currently the collections contain 275 aircrafts, 85 of which are exhibited in four indoor halls, 25 are displayed in the open air, 155 are stored in depositories, and 10 planes, fully operational, are still in service. Many aircraft are unique in the world. (Museum display only one in the world czech plane constructions and both type of the Me 262 Schwalbe).
The exposition is closely related to the history of Czechoslovak and Czech aviation, especially its military branch. Several other types of foreign important aircraft are also exhibited for comparison, together with numerous aircraft engines, parts of airframes, armament, uniforms, banners, marks of distinction and other relics related to the history of Czechoslovak and Czech aviation.
The museum is open during the summer season, from May to September, every day except Mondays, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. In October, the museum will be open on weekends.
Admission is free of charge. To get to the museum take bus No. 185, 259, 280, 302, 375, 376 – 10 minutes from Letňany underground station (stop Letecké museum).
Situation plan of The Aviation Museum Kbely. For download click here
For more photos see this page: Expozice LM Kbely