Polish Aviation Museum, Krakow

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4.7/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
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. Use our Krakow itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Polish Aviation Museum and other attractions in Krakow.
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  • We came to the museum to fill a couple of hours before we flew home to UK. We did not really know what to expect but we were happily surprised. It is very big, a lot outdoors. We spent 2 hours there j...  read more »
  • Very unique city that makes you live on a human scale. The medieval square is a glassed that reeks of history with the distinctive market hall specializing in handicrafts and precious, made with Baltic amber. To visit the immense Church of Madonna, rich in works of art with, at its core, a valuable late-Gothic altar carved in wood. From the tallest Bell Tower of the Church the guard the city plays the trumpet at the end of each hour to commemorate the death of an enemy guard killed by an arrow at the hands of the Tartars; Sometimes it happens that the guard, from his seat, greets bystanders that hail from the square. With a short walk among the narrow streets of the city centre can be reached, on top of a hill, the charming Royal Palace, where is the famous painting by Leonardo Da Vinci, the Lady with an ermine. You can visit the richly decorated for the occasion, including the Royal apartments with the outstanding collection of more than 130 priceless French tapestries. Alongside the impressive cathedral with the altar where they find the actual burial poles and externally is distinguished by the Golden roof. Beautiful gardens that surround the city. All very particular and very nice.
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  • A beautiful city! Well worth spend in Krakow. The architecture is beautiful. The meals are very good.
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  • Lot of aeroplanes/jets mostly from former eastern block (Mig, Su, Mil, ...)
  • Really nice museum, nice buildings, many many airplanes, helicopters and other avionic equipment to see. A lot of the things is outside, so better not go to this museum on a rainy day.
  • One of the best museums that I already visit. Also you can enter in the airplanes.
  • Absolutely stunning exhibition. This place is massive. Lots of Polish and English history there, RAF uniforms, medals, emblems. Some planes need some attention if it comes to painting and all but other than that no problems. My Little one enjoyed it too. Highly recommended.
  • This definitely is a great aviation museum. A must visit when in town.
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