Vaclav Laurin and Vaclav Klement started their joint business in Mlada Boleslav in 1895. SKODA thus ranks among the world‘s leading automotive brands with the richest history. The Museum highlights this history in the most authentic of places – in the original production halls in which cars were manufactured until 1928. Right next to this site, the biggest and most modern of the company‘s plants continues this story, producing new SKODA vehicles every day.
The Museum is the brand‘s new showcase, a project designed to invite visitors to an exciting interactive multimedia journey through SKODA AUTO history, using a 1,800 sq.m exhibition area in the historical production halls to feature modernly arranged vehicles, films, contemporaries and documents.
SKODA AUTO is rightly proud of its rich tradition which it tries to bring as close to the public as possible. The beginnings of the car production in Mlada Boleslav date back to 1895 when Laurin & Klement company was established here. This company was acquired by the Czechoslovak engineering group SKODA in 1925. In 1991, the company became a part of the Volkswagen Group, which started its transformation from a regional leader into a truly global brand.
The SKODA Museum arranges both organized Museum tours and tours of the production facilities of SKODA AUTO a. s.
Visit to the SKODA museum
“Tradition, Evolution and Precision in Harmony” is the leitmotif of the whole Museum project, three worlds offering a host of experiences with special emphasis on “thrilling, educational and surprising”. The presentation is a multimedia interactive mix of cars and stories, offering a variety of options, from cars and other exhibits on display to viewing photos, watching films, reading documents, and much more – flexibility is one of the key features of the new SKODA Museum.
Collections of the present-day SKODA Museum contain primarily series-production cars but also special racing cars, prototypes, tens of engines and motorcycles. Naturally, the SKODA Museum also owns a large number of other archival materials, cups, plaques, accessories or models. Thanks to such number of historical artifacts, the SKODA Museum exposition is regularly altered and extended by thematically focused temporary exhibitions. Along with a number of additional exhibits, period films or documents, visitors are always given an attractive reason to come back to the SKODA Museum.
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