The Kbely Aviation Museum, which is part of the Military History Institute in Prague, is located nearby the historic military airport of Prague – Kbely. This airport was the first aviation base built after the creation of Czechoslovakia. The museum was established here in 1968 and the extent and quality of its collections makes it one of the biggest aviation museums in Europe. The museum collection altogether comprises some 275 planes, 85 of which are exhibited in four covered museum halls and 25 in an outdoor area, and 10 are still operational and are used for flights, while the remainder are not on display. Many of the museum's airplanes represent globally-unique artifacts. The artifacts currently on display are related to the history of Czechoslovak and Czech aviation, especially military aviation. Besides just planes, visitors to the museum can also see engines, uniforms, munitions, equipment and other related exhibits. The museum is open everyday except Monday from May through October, but groups may be allowed entrance during winter months by special arrangement. Entrance to the museum is free, and children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
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Address: Mladoboleslavská, Praha 9 – Kbely, +420 973 207 500, http://www.vhu.cz/cs/stranka/letecke-muzeum/
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