Polish Aviation Museum

Polish Aviation Museum, Krakow: Hours, Address, Polish Aviation Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Polish Aviation Museum
4.5
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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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Adrian T
Basingstoke, UK133 contributions
Sep 2020
This is off the beaten track which is a shame as this collection shows aviation advancement from the perspective of the other side of the Iron Curtain. There are so many Eastern Bloc aircraft here lined up in chronological order so that you can trace each planes lineage (so many MIG's). The signs are in Polish/English, what was interesting was the facts were so honest including the failures that occurred along the way. I agree that some of the exhibits are looking a little weather worn, they being outside but I found that aspect better instead of shiny planes looking like new. There are also helicopters here and some NATO planes including a Spitfire and Harrier Jump Jet as well as some anti aircraft hardware on show. Unfortunately the hangar where restoration is being carried out was closed to the public due to covid restrictions which was a shame. A nice collection and well worth a visit if you are interested in aviation history. You can spend from an hour and a half to 3 hours here easily.
Written October 4, 2020
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scotty57
glasgow199 contributions
Sep 2020
My wife and I saw this place on the Discover Krakow website and decided to give it a try. Personally I am glad we did, in here is an amazing array of aircraft with everything from training jets to Helicopters. We spent a good three hours there and had a wonderful time wandering about. As most of the aircraft are outside it is a bit overgrown But my wife who has severe walking difficulties had no problems as there are benches scattered everywhere. Being overgrown just makes this place more authentic to me. There is also a quite large interior part where they have uniforms from the Polish pilots who fought with the R.A.F. Plus there are model aircraft on display and some simulators. Unfortunately due to the restrictions around Covid you cannot go inside the craft but this in no way diminished our enjoyment. If you have a few hours to spare go here even if you are not an aircraft enthusiast I'm am sure you will have a good time.
Written November 8, 2020
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CastleDiver
Tralee320 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
If you grew up in the 60's or 70's and before noses were glued to electronics, you more than likely made an airfix kit of one of these aircraft. I know I certainly did and spent many very happy hours doing so. It is a crying shame that they are exposed to the elements and slowly decaying. The mk XVI spit is outside with its canopy half open and is rotting. I nearly cried at the state of the Jag and Harrier.....never mind their old foes mig 21's and more.
however it is cool to get up close and peer into cockpits most of which are unusually fully intact including gunsights. The museum will regret not looking after these exhibits in time when they will be worth fortunes.
Written January 21, 2020
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Ianannehsmb
3 contributions
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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William G L Corlett
Liverpool, UK190 contributions
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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michaelbQ9222AA
Randalstown, UK58 contributions
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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PetrusM1975
Warsaw, Poland336 contributions
Jun 2021
Very nice museum for people interested with aviation and military. Unfortunately a little far from downtown. Big colection of aicrafts mainly once served in polish airforce but also from foreign countries also a legendary airplanes like Spitfire, Messerschmit. Harier, F-4, Mirrage. Very nice arranged part about I WW. Big atraction for boys.
Written June 29, 2021
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Ronald
15 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
Although cold and cloudy, really enjoyed all exhibits outside and inside. Need warm clothing a hat maybe during cooler weather.
The best exhibits are those in hangers, with plenty of information for each aircraft.
Although there are many, many military jets to be seen outside.
Historically, you can see how Poland had to be politically correct before, by the unfortunate scrapping of aircraft built by western countries, but also you can see Polish involvement during WW2 and in the aircraft industry.
Best get a Tram, car parking is available.
Unfortunately, no proper coffee bar for a warming cup of tea or coffee, just a machine.
No help or guidance other than the handouts, saying that though, enthusiasts will really appreciate the vast number of exhibits which are easy to access.
Nice shop, I bought a plywood cut out model, there are Tea Shirts, hats and other gifts.
Written April 12, 2022
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D1spm
Redditch, UK1,436 contributions
Mar 2020
We were looking for something to fill a few hours and located here on TA. There is a massive array of planes to look at and a couple of simulators - we spent best part of 2hrs here and that was a bit of a whistle stop as non of us are huge aviation fans, so the real fan could spend much longer here looking and reading in details of all the craft. its easy to navigate and well laid out
Written March 16, 2020
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Flying_Monkey_64
Island of Hawaii, HI8 contributions
Mar 2020
I was really pleased with what they had on display, though I wish much more of it could be indoors to prevent weathering. Never have I seen so much non-NATO aircraft in one location as well as some very rare German and Russian WWII aircraft. The clipped wing Spitfire is in wonderful condition inside. I spent close to 3 hours here, signs in both English and Polish. Worth the visit.
Written March 22, 2020
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