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01 / GETTING TO ČESKÁ TŘEBOVÁ BY TRAIN

The transportation feature that is indisputably the most typical for Česká Třebová is its railway. The museum’s exhibition devoted to this mode of transport informs visitors about the history of railway travel since the mid-19th century, with an emphasis on the period of the first Czechoslovak Republic. Visitors can learn about the history of railways in the Habsburg monarchy in general, familiarize themselves with changes in the Česká Třebová Railway Station, and gain insight into 1920s rail transport from the position of its users, i.e. ordinary passengers. The most attractive exhibits include a detailed model of the Česká Třebová Railway Station with moving train sets, a furnished train ticket office, and in particular a part of a railway passenger car from the 1940s that visitors can enter, even watching several documentaries on railways while seated in an actual compartment.

02 / GETTING TO ČESKÁ TŘEBOVÁ BY VELOREX

The exhibition describes the birth and development of the popular three-wheeler OS-KAR (later renamed Velorex), and the life stories of its designers, the Stránský brothers: František, who had a serious accident in his three-wheeler in 1954 and died from his injuries, and Mojmír, who was expelled from the production cooperative in 1955, abandoned the three-wheeler production, and devoted himself to other constructional activities. Visitors will find a nearly complete development line of the three-wheelers, from the prototype through Velorex 16/250, 16/175, 16/350, to Velorex 435-O. The Super-laminát minicar, a constructional project of Mojmír Stránský and his team, stands outside this line. It is the prototype of a four-wheeled vehicle with a laminated body.

Children will have a fantastic time with this exhibition, as they can get in a real-scale Velorex model and have first-hand experience of its pluses and minuses. Those interested in accompanying photographs and texts can find them in the information kiosk. They can also watch amateur film shots of František Stránský´s funeral from 1954.

03 / GETTING TO ČESKÁ TŘEBOVÁ BY PLANE

The exhibition presents the sculptor František Formánek (1888-1964), primarily as an inventor of flying machines. An approximate reconstruction of Formánek’s studio in Prague, where he stayed after his studies at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, when he was already self-employed and had started to occupy himself with gliding, is on display here. This Česká Třebová native focused mainly on designing aircraft with vertical take-off and subsequent level flight, which he called aerohelicopters. The exhibition is accompanied by several models from the National Technical Museum. Visitors may also be interested in Formánek’s activities in the field of sculpture, stucco, and natural healing.

04 / GETTING TO ČESKÁ TŘEBOVÁ BY BOAT

The connection between water transport and the town of Česká Třebová is little known. It would have become a reality if the Danube - Oder - Elbe project had been implemented, i.e. waterworks interconnecting these three big European rivers had been constructed.

The exhibition devoted to this project presents the historical development of the idea to construct such a water channel. It shows the water channel routes, including the one that would have run through the territory of Česká Třebová. Visitors have the opportunity to see how one of the possible variants would have changed the immediate vicinity of the town through a fictitious window.

MUSEUM ADDRESS

Klácelova 11, 560 02 Česká Třebová
Exhibition building - reception tel.: 465 322 634
E-mail info@mmct.cz

MUSEUM OPENING HOURS

Daily except Mondays 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

MUSEUM TOUR TIME

Total 1.5 hours

ADMISSION TO MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

Full admission CZK 40
Reduced admission (children aged 6+, students under 26 years of age, seniors) CZK 30
Family fee (1-2 adults & at least 1 child) CZK 90
Group admission fee 10% discount
Children under 6 years of age free

ADMISSION TO THE CURRENT MUSEUM EXHIBITION

Full admission CZK 20
Reduced admission (children aged 6+, students under 26 years of age, seniors) CZK 10
Family fee (1-2 adults & at least 1 child) CZK 30
Children under 6 years of age free
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