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. Use our Krakow itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Polish Aviation Museum and other attractions in Krakow.
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  • My son and I visited on a gloriously sunny morning. I would suggest that trying to visit in good weather helps as many exhibits are outside. The entrance is a tiny 15Pzl....(around £3...) and for that...  more »
  • Friendly place for families with children and anyone who though in a small way I am interested in history. The building has its own unique atmosphere and character and by the way, is an architectural gem of the city of Krakow.
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  • This museum is 15 mins outside Kracow by taxi and is free to get in on Tuesdays, It is brilliant. Try and pick a nice day as 90% of exibits are outside. There are planes from WWII up to modern jets, R...  more »
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  • Lots of different old airplanes and other artifacts from airplanes (seats and bombs mostly). I found it interesting to see how big the size difference is on many of the fighter jets. There is a good interactive area where the kids can sit in an airplane and fly a simulator.
  • I spent a good part of a day there during my Kraków trip and I highly recommend it to any aviation enthusiast! There is so much to see and if you are like me and love to take pictures it's perfect!
  • Biggest most comprehensive collection of all versions og Migs and PZL and Sukhois and all Eastern Block countries aeroplane industries creations. Gliders. Helicopters. Engines. They got it all. Theme exhibitions. Lots is going on here. Most (of the older) posters still in Polish only. Same with the books in the shop. The outdoors planes getting increasingly rusted and molded...
  • Like the possibility to look really from small distance. You can even touch the planes. So sad I had only about one hour to take look, so it was so quick. I would have to take a look again here once again.
  • Lot of aeroplanes/jets mostly from former eastern block (Mig, Su, Mil, ...)