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“Terrific air museum” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Polish Aviation Museum

Polish Aviation Museum
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Ranked #8 of 247 things to do in Krakow
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Terrific air museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

Superb museum with large collection of planes - both modern & historic. The museum sells a catalogue/book detailing all the aircraft on display, which is very useful & good value. Very cheap entry fee & helpful staff - who were happy to phone a taxi for us when we left.
Hint - we took the bus to the museum,which was fairly straight forward. However when we got off, we didn't know the exact location of the museum. When you alight the bus, follow the main road / tram line north for a 5 minute walk, then cross the main road / tram line at the lights.

Visited October 2013
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Beynost, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Well worth seeing !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

One more aviation museum ? I read your mind and see what you're thinking.... NEVER !
This place has got the most breathtaking collection of unusual planes, and some of them authentic historical pieces :
A comprehensive series of most MiG fighters (15 to 29).
The only PZL P 11c Polish fighter still in existence, a survivor of the outbreak of WWII....
A Ju52 German trimotor...

And among the bits and pieces of airframes to be restored a vintage Antoinette French plane built over a century ago, the body of the 1939 speed record plane Messerschmitt 209 V1 (holder of the airspeed record for propeller planes until 1969).

Air fans, do not miss the place !

Visited August 2013
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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Interesting, different!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Very different - the majority of the aircraft are outside. Lots of Soviet era aircraft but also many going back to the pioneering days of flight. Head there on a Tuesday and admission is free!

Visited October 2013
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Sliema, null, Malta
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“interesting, different”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

It's got that good balance of interesting aircraft. Has quite a lot of Migs, agricultural aircraft, engines, etc.. A bit tricky to find on foot,

Visited March 2013
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

I saw this mentioned on "what to see sites" so did just that. I took the tram and got off at AWF and then walked back about half a km and the museum is on the right up a side lane. Its worth checking on Google Maps before you go so you are familiar with the location.

The entry is couple of quid, so peanuts. The museum is incredible the main building houses a spitfire among many other planes. There are about six other hangers housing some fascinating exhibits. The information boards by the aircraft are in English as well as Polish.

As you will see on Google maps images there are about sixty aircraft in the outside exhibition and the cold war line up of MIGs is superb. Sadly the aircraft outside are slowly decaying but the area has a certain sinister feel to it. The covered hangers are also full of aircraft and air memorabilia.

Why this is not hailed as a major attraction I do not know. Hope you enjoy your visit.

Visited September 2013
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