The Skoda Museum has been open since 1995 in the original production hall, used until 1928. This 1800 m² building is located right next to the current factory. Skoda in fact is one of the oldest car manufacturers with continuous production, with roots dating back to 1895 with the association of Václav Laurin and Václav Klement. The Skoda Museum is constantly evolving, both in terms of the models on display and its decoration.
The cars of the Skoda Museum
The Skoda Museum obviously presents the passenger cars produced by the brand, but also those originally produced under the Laurin & Klement brand named after the 2 partners. Before the 39/45 war, the Laurin & Klement and then the Skoda were often luxurious and sporty cars. Little known in Western Europe at the time of the USSR, Skoda produced after the war popular cars, such as the Skoda 1000, 1era to appear outside the Soviet bloc. But Skoda was also developing small sports cars and racing cars. The Skoda Museum exhibits the Voiturette, the very first model produced, and the Ferat, built for a fantastic film from 1981.
Since the takeover by the VW Group, new models have appeared, sometimes taking the names of former glories of the brand. The Skoda Museum also presents several prototypes and studies, as well as the competition cars that make the brand shine, especially in rallying.
The presentation is dynamic and attractive, with many photos, videos and explanations placing the cars in their context.
Engines, a few motorcycles and many objects and parts complete the exhibition. The Václav Café/Restaurant will welcome you in a historic building for a refreshment or a meal during your visit. Guided tours are possible in different languages, for a fee (see with the museum according to availability). Finally, it is also possible (for a fee) to visit the production plant which is right next to the museum.
|Monday to Sunday||from 9:00 to 17:00|
|December 31||from 9:00 to 14:00|
|Closed from 24 to 26 December and 1 January|
|Seniors (over 65 years old), Students (under 26 years old), Youth (6 to 15 years old)||40 CZK|
|Children (under 6 years old), PRM||Free|
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