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“For those interested in flight” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kbely Aviation Museum

Kbely Aviation Museum
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$33.13*
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Prague Welcome Card
Ranked #112 of 921 things to do in Prague
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hudiksvall, Sweden
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“For those interested in flight”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

A nice museum area consisting of several buildings with airplanes.
The aircraft outdoors, mostly Russian, were in pretty bad condition.
Better with them indoors where they tried to create different situations.
Well worth a visit if you are interested in aircraft and its history.
The "big" building was fairy well with many beautiful plan.
Signs in several languages ​​including English.
Small nice shop with a bar and light meals.
Can be a bit hard to find for this area that is part of a military airfield.

Visited July 2013
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Doha, Qatar
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108 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“The sky Falcons”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

When i been there i thought i'll find some thing great , but it wasn't , there are no care for the planes , they have the plans out side the hangars and thats bad for the planes , the wether will destroy the plane body .

I met an old pilot who works in a hangar , and he's now 71 years old and he said many of his friends died in the skies most of them in wars !!.

it will take nearly 20 mins by Taxi from the downtown .

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“An absolute "must-see" for aviation fans”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

I made my second trip to the museum yesterday (15 April); I went earlier but simply ran out of time; the museum opens until 6.00 pm, but the hangars shut at 5.30! The easiest route is to take the metro C line to Letnany and follow the signs for buses to Kbely (turn right and up the stairs). There are six/seven different buses which ALL stop at "Letecke Museum"; its only three stops from Letnany and the modern buses have illuminated displays showing the next stop. On your right, look out for the water tower (you'll see it from Letnany), hangars and a MiG 21 jet on a stand; you really can't miss it!. The bus stops outside the main entrance; on leaving, cross the road, turn left and walk past a large military-looking building and just as the footpath splits into two (one for bicycles), the bus stop is to your left. All the buses stop at Letnany; you just need to show the driver your ticket. I'm not sure I can add much to previous reviews, but if you're at all interested in aviation you really must go. Yes, its frustrating the outside exhibits are suffering; there are aircraft you can see but not photograph for various reasons but the collection includes aircraft you will not see anywhere else; captions/information are provided in English (albeit in slightly smaller type) and the souvenir shop serves cold beer! And its free (except for the beer - and your metro/bus ticket!)

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A superb collection of aircraft from behind the Iron Curtain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

A unique opportunity to see some of the most famous aircraft to originate from behind the Iron Curtain as well as some Western aircraft. The collection includes aircraft from WW1 to the present day and includes a number of military transport aircraft. The majority of aircraft are displayed inside hangars and are in immaculate condition. A number of exhibits are outside and have weathered badly but are no less interesting. Due to the large number of aircraft being displayed some of the aircraft are tightly packed into hangars making photography difficult at times. Each display has an English description. Unfortunately there are areas where aircraft are in open storage but not available to be viewed by the public. The museum has very few facilities other than a small cafe/gift shop and toilets. At the time of writing the museum is open between May & October from 10.00 & 18.00. It is closed on a Monday. Access to the museum from central Prague is Metro line 'C' to Letnany then a 4 minute ride on a bus (nos: 185, 259, 302, 376, 369, 375 and 378). As the museum stop is a request stop it may be best to let the driver know that is where you want to get off.The entire journey can be completed on a 90 minute public transport ticket quite easily. I would recommend buying your return ticket in advance as it is more expensive to but a ticket on the bus. Entrance to the museum is free.

Visited May 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Incredable range of old and new aircraft”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Easy to get to: Catch the Metro to Letnany then bus 185 to Letecke Museum (or walk for 25min).
Free entry. Free toilets and a small café/shop.
Plenty of English language interpretation panels.
Great range of aircraft has mainly Russian types but there were also odd types like:
An Ozzie Sabre Jet
A South Vietnamese F5E
A Royal Navy Phantom
An RAF Meteor
Single and 2 seat ME262’s (The Checks salvaged a lot of them after WW2 and operated a squadron until 1953 when they were replaced with Russian Migs).
The paddock full of spare aircraft is a bit astounding too.

Visited May 2013
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