Museum of Horse-drawn Railway in Bujanov

 Horse-drawn railway, ride from Linz to České Budějovice, personal transport I. and II. class, historical graphicwork
Contact :
Village Authority Bujanov
382 41 Kaplice 1

Telephone :
+420 380 327 054

Opening hours :
May – October:
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

The entrance fee :
For children under 15 years of age   5 Kč
For adults15 Kč

This small museum was opened in the summer of 1995 near the preserved station building, in the area of the guard house. It was founded thanks to the Village Authority in Bujanov, in cooperation with the Society for the Maintenace of the Horse-drawn Railway, and the South Bohemian Museum in České Budějovice. In the Bujanov Museum of Horse-drawn Railway it is possible to find information about the history of this unique monument, which was founded in the first half of the 19th century. It was the first of its kind in Europe, and it connected Linz and České Budějovice. In the museum there are also documents concerning buildings in the Český Krumlov district which have been preseved till today.

Museum of horse-drawn railway in Bujanov, interior of exposition

The museum is open weekends, from May until October in 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. A visit other than at these times is possible after agreement with the Village Authority in Bujanov. The national cake festivities have been given in Bujanov every year in the mid July since 1997. In the year 2002 they are being held outside the museum of Bujanov on 13 July from 2.00 p.m.

František Josef Gerstner, portrait    Horse-drawn railway, second horse exchange station on Czech soil - Bujanov, condition in 1925

Museum of horse-drawn railway in Bujanov was given two material exhibits in 1998. It is a maquette of former horse-drawn railway station in Bujanov, which is executed in a shape as it used to be in the era of its activity. The financial sources given by PHARE were used on its drawing up. Then it is a replica of rail top of horse-drawn railway, its length is approximately 25 m. The original stone stools, which were found during the reconstruction works of railway track in Bujanov, were used during the building, and it was in October 98. Exhibit was built in front of the museum by the help of railway staff, department České Budějovice.

Further information :
Museums in the Český Krumlov Region
Places of interest in the Český Krumlov Region
Places of Interest in Český Krumlov
Culture and Society in the Český Krumlov Region
Culture and Society in Český Krumlov


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