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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  • This is a must see for any enthusiast in military aviation. The collections are extensive. I have never been to an aviation museum where they have a warehouse full of engines on display! If you are a fan of MIGs, you will be in jet heaven. All information board also have an English translation. Well worth a visit :-)
  • Experience the jets technology up close, go into the World War Era, take pics in the heli used to ferry the pope, great place to spend a few hours with friends, family and even if you are travelling alone do visit.
  • Great place to visit for a day out with the family - fascinating exhibits including planes helicopters (including John Paul ll helicopter which is open to board at certain times of the day) hangars full of aircraft engines from probably the start of the great days of the flying machine - if you like planes this is must see day out and the kids will love it. P.S. Take a packed lunch as there are no restaurant facilities. 😀
  • Great place to appreaciate Polish an European historical aircraft. Ensure the weather is good, as plenty of attractions is located outside of the hangars.
  • Really good place to visit. I cannot understand why is not more famous. Not far from krakow and very cheap

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