Polish Aviation Museum
Polish Aviation Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • maks p
    Krakow, Poland4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    my opinion
    This is a great museum with a lot of historic and authentical planes of Poland. They are very old but in good shape. (you know stay fit👍👍). I highly recommend buying tickets even for advance. Great place for avgeeks as there is what to see. The have some events from time to time. There is a small vending machine and a gift show with planes for modelling. Some toys. Magnets. etc.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 16, 2023
  • Richard M
    Hampstead Norreys, United Kingdom903 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent for aircraft buffs
    The museum contains a large number of very interesting planes. There is a hall with a lot of interesting world war 1 biplanes particulary German marks. There are a lot of exhibits from the second world war and some very historic examples in another hall. Outside there are a huge amount of Migs and Sukhois from over 50 years of development. A long line of strange and one off planes from crop dusters to old passenger aircraft. Poland also had a lot of aircraft from other nations which included a lot of aircraft examples i had never seen before. Excellent but actually slightly sad to see these incredible machines being neglected in the outdoors. Shame really as there are some unique examples.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 30, 2023
  • Simon D
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trip to the Polish Aviation Museum
    Really excellent museum with a broad range of aircraft covering all eras of aviation. We particularly enjoyed seeing the Mig-29 and the AN-26 and the Mig alley was really something special. Only slight criticism would be the lack of more US Cold War aircraft on display. Definitely worth a visit even if you are not 100% a fully fledged AV geek 😃
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Amanda
    Belfast, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Would recommend
    Really loved this museum. We used the ‘get your guide app’ and bought tickets for just over £5 for all three of us. My teenage son was fascinated with the fighter jets and missiles. The majority of the aircraft are outside so maybe not great to visit on a cold or wet day. The aeroplanes outside are weathered although still very interesting. There are 3 or 4 hangers with better maintained examples and some interactive activities. The museum is only a short tram ride away from the centre and then a 5 minute walk. Would thoroughly recommend!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 25, 2023
  • Mr D
    The Netherlands631 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience!
    What a beautiful museum to visit. If I counted well 4 hangars full of beautiful well maintained planes. World War 1 and WOII planes are on display. Outside there is a large number of fighter jets and helicopters, not all in the best of shape but they are there. Take some coins along as the vending machines for coffee only operate the old fashioned way. Easy to get by tram.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 13, 2023
  • mystic100
    255 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed - One of the best Aviation Museums in Europe
    What a wonderful and interesting museum. Spent over 4 hours leisurely looking at the various exhibits and could easily have spent longer had it not been -1 and snowing! A huge number on aircraft, helicopters and gliders on display both inside and outside. Good descriptive plates for each plane in both Polish and English. Small gift shop and a self service (vending machines) cafe with a few tables and chairs. Also a big collection of aircraft engines and a number of other bits of military equipment. All for just 27 Polish Zloty (about £5.40 at time of visit). Although outside the city centre it was only an easy 13 minute (5 stop) ride on the number 5 tram from the main station, followed by a short walk of about 500 yards. Would definitely recommend whether an aviation enthusiast like myself or not.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 25, 2023
  • Michael Š
    86 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting remains of crashed aircraft and instruments
    A huge museum that is free on Tuesdays. Lots of planes not only Soviet but also from different continent. An interesting feature not seen so often in other museums are the remains of crashed aircraft and instruments. Definitely recommended.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 8, 2024
  • muttibey
    Izmir, Türkiye1,066 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super
    It is a fantastic museum in Krakow. It is not just for aviation lovers but if you love a bit history then you must see this museum. All the history is there. You can even get the history of airplane engines let alone the airplanes. Make sure you also stop at gift shop.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 6, 2024
  • nealgraham
    Newbury, United Kingdom18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit if you are interested in aviation history
    What a fantastic museum of aviation in the old Krakow airport premises. Not only have they packed out hangers with dioramas and aircraft that would be very rare to see elsewhere but outside is like visiting a cold war air base behind the iron curtain with MIGs everywhere! My highlight was the mechanical hall with so many types of both piston and later jet propulsion engines.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 24, 2024
  • phil
    Salisbury, United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cold War Aircraft - many unique.
    You do not need to be an aviation buff to find this museum quite awesome and superbly interesting. The Polish Airforce operated many aircraft of Russian origin and pretty much all of them are represented here alongside some unique examples of a variety of first and Second World War aircraft. If you want to get up close to some quite exceptional aircraft this is the place to go in Krakow. Cheap to enter, no limitations on photography and tram stop about 100m away.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 6, 2024
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Ianannehsmb
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Not on the general list of advertised tours out of Krakow and after visiting I can see why.
Really it could be a little goldmine if managed well, the staff were less than pleasant a surprise after the welcoming, friendly Poles in Krakow. This needs some investment and customer service training, getting on the tour map would generate investment, as I have to agree with other reviewers the exhibits are looking a little worse for wear.
Great to see so many Cold War Soviet jets that you don’t often see in the U.K.
I asked where the messerschmit BF 109 was only to get no understan English gestures, so I asked in German, the guy rode off.
Could be great, will probably be shut down sooner rather than later.
Written March 8, 2020
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michaelbQ9222AA
Randalstown, UK58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Enjoyed the short tram ride from the city centre and strolling the grounds. Many of the planes are decommissioned Polish service planes and helicopters as well as crop sisters and some vehicles from WW2.
The indoor exhibit was closed on the day I visited due to a special event so there was a discount. Not every vehicle has a bilingual information plack but the ones that do supply very detailed description of the historical background and era.
Written February 15, 2020
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Amanda
Belfast, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Really loved this museum. We used the ‘get your guide app’ and bought tickets for just over £5 for all three of us. My teenage son was fascinated with the fighter jets and missiles. The majority of the aircraft are outside so maybe not great to visit on a cold or wet day. The aeroplanes outside are weathered although still very interesting. There are 3 or 4 hangers with better maintained examples and some interactive activities. The museum is only a short tram ride away from the centre and then a 5 minute walk. Would thoroughly recommend!
Written August 25, 2023
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William G L Corlett
Liverpool, UK190 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
As you enter you pass an indoor section with a fine display of the Spitfire and the 109 German fighter plane.
I love how these planes are both positioned.
Outside the park grounds are big with a mig collection and the famous Harrier Jet.
This is an ideal day out from all the other main attractions of Krakow.
Situated outside of the main city centre.
Written November 11, 2020
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mashie44
Belgium157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Brilliant museum. Easy tram ride from the centre or old town. Superb exhibits both early (unique) planes and a plethora of engines. My husband is a plane nut but I was able to be interested for several hours given his informed commentary (and years of practice).
Written November 23, 2022
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Simon D
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Really excellent museum with a broad range of aircraft covering all eras of aviation. We particularly enjoyed seeing the Mig-29 and the AN-26 and the Mig alley was really something special. Only slight criticism would be the lack of more US Cold War aircraft on display. Definitely worth a visit even if you are not 100% a fully fledged AV geek 😃
Written August 6, 2023
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mystic100
Norwich, England255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
What a wonderful and interesting museum. Spent over 4 hours leisurely looking at the various exhibits and could easily have spent longer had it not been -1 and snowing! A huge number on aircraft, helicopters and gliders on display both inside and outside. Good descriptive plates for each plane in both Polish and English. Small gift shop and a self service (vending machines) cafe with a few tables and chairs. Also a big collection of aircraft engines and a number of other bits of military equipment. All for just 27 Polish Zloty (about £5.40 at time of visit).

Although outside the city centre it was only an easy 13 minute (5 stop) ride on the number 5 tram from the main station, followed by a short walk of about 500 yards.

Would definitely recommend whether an aviation enthusiast like myself or not.
Written November 25, 2023
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Ian D
London, UK135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
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 buffs!
Written July 5, 2022
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patjaniak
Warsaw, Poland176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
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 exhibitions (really climatic), and big fields with bigger plane like "migs avenue"
It better to go in sunny day - becasue lots of planes are just standing on the field.
Only to some plane you can go inside (it was 3 or 4 as during my visit)
Written July 6, 2022
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Richard M
Hampstead Norreys, UK903 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
The museum contains a large number of very interesting planes. There is a hall with a lot of interesting world war 1 biplanes particulary German marks. There are a lot of exhibits from the second world war and some very historic examples in another hall. Outside there are a huge amount of Migs and Sukhois from over 50 years of development. A long line of strange and one off planes from crop dusters to old passenger aircraft. Poland also had a lot of aircraft from other nations which included a lot of aircraft examples i had never seen before. Excellent but actually slightly sad to see these incredible machines being neglected in the outdoors. Shame really as there are some unique examples.
Written July 30, 2023
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