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A tribute to Czech inventiveness

Last month I was in a sardine canning museum in Norway and this month in the Batuv Institute which... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Well worth the visit!

This is a great rainy day or sunny day activity. In the evening, they had a private event in the... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
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Vavrechkova 5262, Zlin 760 01, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

Last month I was in a sardine canning museum in Norway and this month in the Batuv Institute which houses the world-famous shoe museum! It is much more than that though and whilst it does have a lot of shoes (Bata and otherwise) it is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is a great rainy day or sunny day activity. In the evening, they had a private event in the outer courtyard, and the music could be heard across the industrial district. They were playing Čechomor covers, which were great to listen to. I really...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

I was so amazed with this museum! If you wanna see all, it will cost you just 8€ and you can spend there 4 hours and more to see whatever you want, draw on the ground while hanging on a net, playing your own Puppet...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Erika K
Reviewed 7 April 2017

A great expo to get feeling about truly unique business plan of Bata family that essentially "created" not just shoe business but created entire city based on unique research and social studies. Additionally exposition of Zikmund and Hanzelka, amazing travelers! Amazing - thank you!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Burian39
Reviewed 28 November 2016

+ museum which represent history of making shoes in Zlin city + free car park + a great modern library next to it

Date of experience: August 2016
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Museum displaying not only Baťa's shoe-making business but also all that Baťa's family did for his employees as well as for the development of the city and region. As a bonus you can find here also items and travel journals of famous travellers Hanzelka and...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Ondřej Š
Reviewed 10 September 2014

Hats off. Reconstruction of buildings of the former Bata factory and revitalization of the whole area is a major deed. The buildings no. 14 and 15 where seat 1415 Bata Institute with exhibition "Bata principle" is worth a visit, learn about the history of the...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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