Technical museums

National Technical Museum
Kostelní 1320/42, 170 78 Praha 7
The National Technical Museum is the largest Czech institution of its kind. It exhibits collections on fourteen permanent exhibitions and many temporary displays. What belongs to the jewels in the Transport exposition is a racing car Mercedes Benz W154, in which Rudolf Caracciola won the Grand Prix in 1938. The exposition of Astronomy boasts precious exhibits, such as Bürgi’s sextant used by Johannes Kepler. The Czech assets to science are represented by, e.g. the contact-lenses apparatus in the exposition of Chemistry, which Otto Wichterle used in 1961 for producing the first soft contact lenses.

Museum of the Wallachian Region
Horní náměstí 2, 775 01 Vsetín
The museum profiles itself as a multidisciplinary organization in the fields of social sciences, natural sciences and technology. It educates visitors on the basis of a multidisciplinary approach through exhibitions, expositions, events and publishing activities, and educates children and youth in the environmental field. It takes care of a unique collection of furniture made of bent beech wood, tapestries, and lighting glass, and a collection of old prints is supraregionally valuable. Part of the museum is an observatory, which deals with the popularization of astronomy and other natural sciences.

Technical Museum in Brno
Purkyňova 105, 612 00 Brno
The Technical Museum in Brno was established in 1961. Seventeen permanent exhibitions show a wide spectrum of themes ranging from crafts to information technology. The item that is among the most precious collection objects is the axial-flow turbine designed by Viktor Kaplan, whose date of birth, 27th November 1876, is among UNESCO’s Anniversaries as a token of respect. One exposition is devoted to racing motorbikes and the international competition Grand Prix Brno. The Museum cares for six technical immovable monuments in situ.