In the tram depot in Prague-Střešovice, there is a unique collection from the history of the public transport in the capital city of the Czech Republic. The permanent exhibition of the „Museum of the Public Transport in Prague“ was opened in May 1993 by the Prague Public Transit Company, joint-stock company. The collection presents to the public more than forty historical vehicles and many other exhibits – models, photographs, historical documents, tickets and plans.
The Public Transport Museum is open from 13 June 2020 to 29 November 2020, always on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tickets are sold in the museum ticket office and each is marked with a date.
Employees of the Prague Public Transit Company, joint-stock company, their family members and the Transit Company pensioners have free admission.
Telephone (Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays during the opening hours of the Museum): 296 128 960
Telephone: 296 128 900, 296 128 923
Fax: 296 128 901
On 14 May 1993, the mayor of Prague, Mr. Jan Koukal, inaugurated the Prague Public Transport Museum, which is located in the historical object of the tram depot in
The depot itself was declared a technical monument in 1991. It was built in 1909 and it is a typical example of purpose-built transport constructions of the Electrical Enterprises of the Capital City of Prague from the beginning of the Prague public transport. It served its purpose – deposition and maintenance of tram vehicles – until 1992, when its adaptation to the museum began.
On 21 July 1998, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic declared a collection of 50 historical public transport vehicles and 34 other collection items in the Museum as a cultural monument.
In addition to its own vehicles and objects, the Museum also exhibits long-term borrowed exhibits of the National Technical Museum.
However, the Střešovice depot is not only a museum. Some historical tram sets are being dispatched from one of its halls – but these are not museum exhibits. They depart from here on their route on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays in the summer season, for example the circular line no. 41, or even vehicles according to the wishes of various foreign and domestic interested parties.
An integral part of the exhibition is a permanent exhibition on the history of public transport in Prague. It was established in cooperation with the Historical Archives of the Prague Public Transit Company, joint-stock company, with a number of institutions: the State Central Archives, the Archives of the Capital City of Prague, Public Transport Society as well as the members of the Public Transport Club of the House of Culture Vltavská in Prague 7. Visitors to the museum can see unique photographs, copies of historical documents, plans, tickets, but also video shows with unique film materials from the National Film Archive. The Museum of the Capital City of Prague has lent for a long-term a set of models of other Prague historical public transport vehicles that have not been preserved to this day. The joint stock company ČKD Tatra exhibits in the museum a model of a fast-track vehicle R 1, that was being prepared for the Prague metro in the early 1970s.