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“An amazing collection of aircraft”

Polish Aviation Museum
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Ranked #8 of 297 things to do in Krakow
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“An amazing collection of aircraft”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Wow, this is a great place to visit if you are an aviation enthusiast. If aeroplanes (or helicopters) are not your thing I still don't think you will be disappointed as it is such a great museum.

Free on Tuesdays and not overly busy either. If the weather is kind to you then you are in for a real treat with so many exhibits to view. There are some really good displays inside s well with several hangars filled with displays.

Definately worth a visit, but set aside 2 - 3 hours for the trip.

Visited August 2013
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“A fascinating exhibition”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

On what used to be a military airfield, now hardly used, an enormous collection of aircraft lies on the tarmac from a host of different countries and in varying states of repair. We visited on a Tuesday which is, somewhat curiously, a fee-free day. Rather than taking a taxi we enjoyed the tram ride (nos. 4 or 10 from Dworzec Glowny), alighting at AWF, crossing the road (Aleja Jana Pawla 11), walking back along it and following the signed right turn with the whole walk taking some 15-20 minutes. On the return we took the tram from one stop nearer the city, Wieczysta, which was seemingly nearer (despite the direction to use AWF from the Tourist Information Centre).

The variety and number of aircraft makes the exhibition a source of great interest, but a huge investment is needed for the restoration of the majority of exhibits which results in the impression of an aircraft graveyard in some areas. Missiles, artillery and rocket launchers are also on view. The entrance building is of recent build and contains an interesting interactive centre with a section of special appeal to youngsters. Refreshment facilities are fairly primitive and we bought ice-creams on a hot day from the shop on the ground floor of a block of flats off the entrance drive. One could spend the best part of a day here but as our time was limited about three hours enabled us to see a considerable proportion of the display.

We felt that a couple of immediate initial steps could be far more publicity (with attendant increased income) and the provision of a comprehensive catalogue of the exhibits with the plan of the airfield - for which we would pay! Nevertheless if you have any interest in aircraft this is something which should not be missed. In the absence of a catalogue a camera is recommended.

Visited August 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great source of static planes, just a bit tatty.”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

If you like your planes, then go along and see the unusual planes at this place. Hard to find without a good map and car but worth it if you are a lover of aviation. However be prepared for a lack of really significant investment. This is no glossy museum with state of the art exhibits. The static planes are tatty and its can be a bit sad looking at these once great machines looking down trodden and in need of restoration. However still worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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essex, england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Good way to spend a few hours”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

A good and interesting collection of Planes albeit some are a little rusty. Allow 2-3 hours to see the whole Museuem. It is some way out of the city centre and I strongly recommend getting a taxi as its only £4-5 and the Museum reception will happily call you one for the journey back.

Visited August 2013
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great place to walk around”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Visited here on a Tuesday which is free entry day.
We spent about two and half hours walking around which was a bit tiring as it was about 37c and extremely hot.
There is lots to look at and you can get up close to the vast majority of aircraft.
It is quite easy to find if you do your homework , we got the tram and then walked for about 10 minutes.

Visited August 2013
2 Thank Roary1968
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