Kbely Aviation Museum

Kbely Aviation Museum, Prague

Kbely Aviation Museum
4.5
Military Museums • Speciality Museums
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Eli T
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Friends
An interesting place with not small variety of aircrafts. Most of the aircrafts located in tiny hangars, separated by time periods and some are outside. If you are a family with some boys who like big machines and military stuff or aviation enthusiasts - this museum is your place.
Written May 20, 2022
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LoukasPap
Athens, Greece784 contributions
Being a modeller and an air enthusiast, this museum was in top position in my must list. It’s in the outskirts of Prague and preserves more than 200 airplanes, unique to my eyes. Air history in European skies before WWII and beyond is deployed right in front of you. IL-2 or IL-10, La fighters, I could not believe my eyes in getting so close to aircrafts that I knew from books and photographs. I enjoyed every single moment in this museum.
Written June 10, 2021
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Tiago T
Guarda, Portugal211 contributions
First of all it't FREE! A bit far, take the metro red line till the end (Letnanny) and go by bus 8/9minutes. There is a restaurant and place to make a picnic. In the museum you have indoors exibitions of planes from the beginning of aviation history till the space race. You have a lot of fighters from the WWI, WWII and cold war (american, british, german and soviets). You also have some helicopters and cargo and passengers planes. It was nice to see a capsule from the Soyuz program and the first jet fighter Messerschmitt Me 262.
Written August 17, 2015
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winkpc
Schroon Lake, NY55 contributions
Solo
The Letecke museum of aviation in the Kbely section of Prague is located on the grounds of Prague's original airport. The museum is every day but Monday during April through October. It is about 5 miles from city center and it can be reached by taxi or Metro and bus. I took the Metro to the Ceskomoravska stop and took bus 185 outside. The museum entrance is about a 3 to 4 mile ride and there is a bus stop right outside. When I returned, I realized that I could take another bus to the Letany Metro station which was a shorter ride.
The museum consists of four building containing aircraft with the pre-WWII collection more complete than recent models which were primarily Russian vintage. Admission to the museum is free and there was a scarcity of English signage or airplane descriptions. There were a total of roughly 60 aircraft with a great many stuffed into the largest building which had propeller driven, gliders, heliocopters and an early model drone. A number of the aircraft had wings or other parts cut off in order to fit in the exibition.
I spent about 90 minutes at this museum and I found it interesting, but disappointing at the same time. It would help if they had more information in English and if they took better care of the larger aircraft that are parked outside.
Written October 24, 2012
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Ian A
Spanish Fort, AL114 contributions
Obvious being involved in the industry makes this place special. Pretty much the birth place of Czech aviation do not miss the new part an annexe using the old Aero factory and hangars . An impressive collective of aircraft free entry and parking. Small gift and coffee shop. Easy to get by public transport
Written June 8, 2019
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GeoK54
Tring, UK12 contributions
Solo
Not really worth the effort to visit unless you are really keen on neglected Soviet aircraft.
The outside exhibits are in a poor state of repair and it won’t be long before they succumb to the weather and rust.
On the plus side, Admission is free and the aircraft and exhibits that are inside hangars are very well displayed. Unfortunately there is not a lot of interactive items for children and they are generally not well catered for.
On a hot day, there were no drinks available anywhere within the museum area and the cafe was closed!!!
A visit to the RAF Museum in Hendon, London, by the curators might spark more innovative methods to make this museum more appealing to visitors.
All in all, very disappointing.
Written May 30, 2018
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fatbear2000
Oxford, UK3,845 contributions
Couples
What an excellent Museum, superb for anyone who has even just a slight interest in aviation !

It is situated a short bus ride from Letnany metro station and entrance is free. The museum is open from the end of April to the end of October. When we visited it was the first day of the year it was open and as it was a nice sunny day there were lots of visitors. However, it didn’t seem crowded, except for the queues at the refreshments area and the souvenir hut.

There are many aircraft and helicopters on static display outside, and 5 hangers with aircraft inside. Whilst the emphasis is on Czech and Soviet built specimens I counted aircraft also from US, UK, France, Germany, Poland and Sweden. Nearly every exhibit has a description in Czech and English describing the history of both the make and the individual model. The highlights for me were two ME-262s, the first Jet aircraft to enter active service, and all the different MiGs, especially a MiG-29.

There were many volunteers helping out around the museum, in particular a few dressed in World War II Czech RAF uniforms which I thought was a nice touch.

It is also possible to view the aircraft in the distance in the active part of the air base such as Czech Airforce A319s, Let 410s and various helicopters, although photography of these is forbidden !

We spend over 2 hours wandering round but could easily have spent six hours !

All in all, a superb afternoon out !
Written May 5, 2018
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AGardi
all over6 contributions
Couples
A bit neglected, but a lot of fun. Lots of aircraft that you don´t normally see elsewhere. Old Migs galore. Even the wife found it interesting. The Me262 alone is worth the trip.
Easy to get to from Prague city center by subway, but make sure you also take the bus the last bit from the station. The walk is longer than it appears, and is without a sidewalk for part of the way.
Written November 18, 2014
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Valletta054
Mosta, Malta381 contributions
Solo
So if you have time & the courage to venture out of the city centre is a great day out.

First out of all you need to take metro C to Letnany & then a bus outside of the metro station. Don't worry every bus is good & they stop in front of the entrance.

As you go inside the museum, there is a map of the different sections (in English). There are a number of different planes to watch. Indeed it is rather big museum, with different hangers showing different periods of aviations & all for free.

There is also a small bar & souvenir shop.
Written August 26, 2013
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PLCarter
11 contributions
I'd heard the museum was good but I was totally blown away when I arrived and saw what was there. There were so many highlights and surprises I can't list them all here. Entrance to the museum is FREE although the museum is so good I would have been more than happy to pay £10 - £15 to go in. Personally I believe if you put both the RAF Museum collections from Cosford and Hendon together, the museum at Kbely is MUCH BETTER. My advice is to go. No ifs, no buts, just go. You wil not be disappointed.
Written December 12, 2012
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  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM