Polish Aviation Museum, Krakow

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Located on the site of one of the oldest airfields in the world, Polish Aviation Museum houses an impressive collection of historic aircraft. Opened in 1964 inside four old hangars, the museum now features both indoor and outdoor exhibits, as well as a renowned aviation library and photo archive. Take a guided walk a to hear the stories behind the more than 200 fixed-wing planes, gliders, and helicopters, some of which are extremely rare. See the twenty aircraft once part of the personal collection of Nazi leader Hermann Goring. Saved by the Allied forces, these planes ended up abandoned on Polish territory at the end of World War II. Arrange to visit Polish Aviation Museum and other attractions in Krakow using our Krakow trip planner .
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  • A 10min taxi ride (60zl round trip) gets you to this excellent Musium. Los of very interesting types including, jet fighters, gliders and agricultural aircraft. Highly recommended to any aircraft enth...  more »
  • Museum of Polish Aviation we have chosen as a place of the expedition with the children. We had some concerns, whether for small children there will be a point of interest, but fortunately we were wrong. The educational area of the AIDS demonstrującymi principles of operation of Jet engine, balloon, producing lift by the wings, or flight simulators to effectively deal with the little ones. A big plus for a new Museum building and part of the interactive exhibitions that draw in the climate of the times Aviation pioneers and give undue prominence to the Polish technical thought. A further part of the exhibitions are located in the hangars outside the main building and are also interesting (especially the East-West rivalry). The least-unfortunately falls display aircraft outdoors. The collections are rich (especially the multitude of variants of the Flashing-15 and flashes-21), unfortunately a significant part of the exhibits it looks like an average, not to say that simply perish. However, for the lover of military technology is a mandatory item, the more that is what to do with the whole family. Could use even a small café or buffet on the spot!
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  • It is no longer a discovery that is one of the most enjoyable cities in Europe, rich in history and charm, which went almost unscathed by wars and offering an experience truly unique human, social, political and food
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  • Excellent museum many rare Soviet types. outside collection are well weathered but well worth a visit Free entry on Tuesdays, easy to get to using the 52 tram from the city centre, about eight stops. Get off at the Blue tailwind and aboutv5 minutes walk up a slight tree covered hill and houses. Worth a visit!!!
  • Nice museum, lots of interesting exponates. Family friendly. You should definitely go there when the weather is good and during a free Tuesday.
  • Nice place to visit with the whole family. Everyone will find something interesting, even the kids (experiments). If you are not into museums you can always take a walk outside the hangars and see the plane "graveyard". Awesome.
  • The Polish Aviation Museum is a large museum of old aircraft and aircraft engines in Kraków, Poland. It is located at the site of the no-longer functional Kraków-Rakowice-Czyżyny Airport. This airfield, established by Austria-Hungary in 1912, is one of the oldest in the world.
  • Fairly small building with some exhibits inside and a very big green field with many many planes. They are not very well preserved, but it is still a very nice experience.
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