The first stop in the Czech Republic during one of ours Euro Trips was Mlada Boleslav. We found out about the place accidentally, but the museum caught my attention. Considering the number of adventures on the route, we managed to reach one and a half hours before closing time. I invite you to the Skoda Museum!
This town is located a few dozen kilometres from Prague, but the road to the capital is very good (highway). To the museum itself signposts are already leading us from the highway so even without navigation, you will find it.
There is a museum exhibition available to visitors, and during the week there is also the opportunity to visit the factory (the one where Skoda is currently manufactured).
The museum is open every day from 9.00 to 17.00, and the cost of the admission ticket depends on the option we choose. These options depend on whether we visit the exhibition itself or the factory also the guide and language are important. We were hoping that we would pay 70 CZK per person for the ticket, but due to the fact that it was an hour to close, the lady gave us a 50% discount.
The museum is divided into three parts – Evolutions, Tradition and Precision. We did not have a sightseeing plan. We just wanted to look here and there. I was surprised very much because I am not a big fan of motorization and Skoda reminds me of either modern models (Octavia, Superb) or with those older, but not age-old. My surprise came from the fact that at the exhibition (on which there are about 50 cars) there were very old models, which will celebrate their hundredth birthday and some have already done it.
I liked the cars very much (especially those from before World War II period). Their presentation was also interesting. The division of the exhibition into three parts was also accurate. There was a reference to the process of car formation, rallies in which they participated and their normal, everyday use.
In addition to the past, the prototype model for the future – VisionD also appeared on the exhibition.
At first glance, it may seem that such a museum is not interesting for children. Not true! In addition to traditional painting books, there are also small Skoda branded cars, on which children can ride between exhibits.
If you are going to Prague, take a look at the Skoda Museum along the way, and in my opinion, for sure, cars will impress You.