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Museum of Technical Equipment in Loukov

Museum of Technical Equipment in Loukov
Loukov 61, 513 01 Semily
Phone: (00420) 481 685 232
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This unusual museum can be found in Loukov, a part of Haje nad Jizerou, some 5 km from Jilemnice in the direction to Semily, in the first building on the right past the bridge in Loukov. Visitors can see a unique collection consisting of vintage cars, motorcycles and their accessories, and a collection of historical radios. The latest and most unique exhibit is a submarine manufactured under a Czech patent. The museum was established in 1989 when the Veteran Car Club of Jilemnice lost the hall where the original club museum was located. Mr Bujarek, the museum keeper, couldn’t live without the museum, and after he had seen and inspected 27 buildings, carefully chose the building near the bridge in Loukov, which he eventually bought. The former dilapidated tractor station, having no electricity or water mains, was converted four years ago into a place where you can come to relax and forget about the world of computers and civilisation’s haste. Even though the museum isn’t large as regards space or the number of exhibits, it is backed by a great idea from its creator, who also lives and works there. A former motorcycle racer, he became an admirer and collector of technical equipment. His relationship to Jawa motorcycles is very strong. He has held bikes from B. Posledni and K. Masita. The museum includes a large collection of historical cameras, radios and oil cans, motorcycle engines, stationary engines, enamel board signs, spark plugs and also cars and motorcycles. Most of the exhibition is unusually located on the 1st floor, to which exhibit cars must be hoisted. Mr. Bujarek promotes the authentic appearance of the exhibits without renovation. It is the only way, and currently a world trend, in how to preserve the atmosphere of past times. The renovation workshop in the museum includes a pneumatic hammer from the famous pre-war Petera coachwork factory of Vrchlabi. The museum is a non-profit institution whose budget is also supported by use of this machine, where Mr. Bujarek manufactures one-off motorcycle wings and smaller metallic parts for fellow vintage car enthusiasts. The museum is open daily from May to October from 10am to 4pm, or upon prior telephone request. The admission is 30 CZK adults, 20 CZK children and 100 CZK family admission.

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Denně od května do října od 10 – 17 hodin. Jindy budete vítáni po telefonické domluvě.