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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  • It is one of the greates aviation museum in Poland, with really great exhibition collection. There are one main hangar with lots stuff (planes, helicopters), also smaller hangar for First World War... 
    It is one of the greates aviation museum in Poland, with really great exhibition collection. There are one main hangar with lots stuff (planes, helicopters), also smaller hangar for First World War...  more »
  • A fascinating review of cold war and post cold war airplanes. It cost us circa £2.50 each entry fee and you are then left to wander around some fascinating old airplanes. Certainly one for the plane.....  more
    A fascinating review of cold war and post cold war airplanes. It cost us circa £2.50 each entry fee and you are then left to wander around some fascinating old airplanes. Certainly one for the plane.....  more »
  • An enjoyable few hours. We explored multiple hangers and buildings as well as a large amount of aircraft outside. Much better than we were expecting. 
    An enjoyable few hours. We explored multiple hangers and buildings as well as a large amount of aircraft outside. Much better than we were expecting.  more »
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  • This is a nice museum for aviation enthusiasts. It is interesting to see aircraft from the Soviet era or simply from eastern manufacturers with which we are less familiar. There are not only planes, but also different exhibitions in the hangars not to be missed. To conclude, a very enriching visit
  • Went there during our family vacation in Krakow because my father is a huge fan or airplanes and the history behind them and I know the museum is great because he was really pleased with the visit. Many interesting exhibitions, some great airplanes. However, since most of the planes are outside, the plan of the museum could be made clearer, better to read at.
  • I loved the indoor exhibition. Good displays and restored airframes. Enough info in English to work well. Outdoor airframes a bit weathered but interesting nonetheless. A lot of MIGs! Some airframes I’ve never seen or expected 😁. Can recommend!
  • Amazing museum with so many exhibits that I don’t even know where to start. It took me about two hours to get through. The whole place is amazing. The outside displays are showing their age, however, every hanger is interesting and covers a different period of Polish aviation history. Also, the park next door is a great way to see the aircraft from a new angle.
  • The Aviation Museum it's very nice. They have 3 indoor exhibitions - big halls and a lot of planes and helicopters outside. I recommend visiting it in nice weather. Children under 7 are free so that's a big plus. Very nice experience

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