The Polish Aviation Museum (Polish: Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego w Krakowie) is a large museum of old aircraft and aircraft engines in Kraków, Poland. It is located at the site of the no-longer functional Kraków-Rakowice-Czyżyny Airport. This airfield, established by Austria-Hungary in 1912, is one of the oldest in the world. The museum opened in 1964, after the airfield closed in 1963. Has been scored as eighth world's best aviation museum by CNN.
For the first half century of its existence the museum used four hangars of the former airfield to display its exhibits. These buildings were not originally designed for this purpose and suffered from various inadequacies, notably insufficient heating in winter. The situation improved when a new main building for the museum opened on 18 September 2010.
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Piotr Wolak | Jan 30, 2018
Nice place to visit with the whole family. Everyone will find something interesting, even the kids (experiments). If you are not into museums you can always take a walk outside the hangars and see the plane "graveyard". Awesome.
evans howard | Dec 30, 2017
I really enjoyed my time here. I had a very great tour, seeing the evolution of different aircraft models and the purpose for which they were initiated. highly recommended
Jamie Roberts | Dec 2, 2017
This is a must see for any enthusiast in military aviation. The collections are extensive. I have never been to an aviation museum where they have a warehouse full of engines on display! If you are a fan of MIGs, you will be in jet heaven. All information board also have an English translation. Well worth a visit :-)
Samuel Zeller | Dec 19, 2017
A fascinating museum with plenty of aircrafts and helicopters to view outside. Very good for photographers and aviation fans. Definitely recommended to visit during the day with good light and weather outside.
james wolf | Jan 3, 2018
Fun to go and see all the MIGs, but everything looks pretty worn and some of the displays needed serious repair. The boys didn't seem to mind :)
david mcwhirter | Mar 28, 2018
Excellent museum many rare Soviet types. outside collection are well weathered but well worth a visit Free entry on Tuesdays, easy to get to using the 52 tram from the city centre, about eight stops. Get off at the Blue tailwind and aboutv5 minutes walk up a slight tree covered hill and houses. Worth a visit!!!
Adam Wróbel | Mar 11, 2018
Fairly small building with some exhibits inside and a very big green field with many many planes. They are not very well preserved, but it is still a very nice experience.
Abdul Hakam | Mar 31, 2018
The Polish Aviation Museum is a large museum of old aircraft and aircraft engines in Kraków, Poland. It is located at the site of the no-longer functional Kraków-Rakowice-Czyżyny Airport. This airfield, established by Austria-Hungary in 1912, is one of the oldest in the world.
Shaun Ng | Mar 17, 2018
Amazing place if you are interested in history and planes. Expect some outdoors and try not to go during harsh seasons
Roman Shulyk | Apr 24, 2018
Nice museum, lots of interesting exponates. Family friendly. You should definitely go there when the weather is good and during a free Tuesday.
Zyg Woltersdorf | May 6, 2018
Amazing Aviation museum with lots of Soviet planes as well as the famous Junkers & Polish badged Supermarine spitfire. Fabulous exhibition of vintage planes from early days as well as lots of Polish military planes which on on display externally.
Gary Denham | May 30, 2018
Worth the visit for the terrific collection of Cold War Warsaw Pact fighter jets. These early MiGs, Yaks and Sukhois are part of a vast outdoor collection of fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Most are examples of Soviet aircraft in Polish service, but there are British, Italian and German aircraft too, including a Polish squadron Spitfire. The engine collection shed has dozens of examples of classic combustion engines and jet propulsion systems. Unfortunately so much of the collection is housed outdoors, rusting away and it’s a shame to see the Cold War-era specimens slowly deteriorating, but a huge covered space would be required to accommodate to many of them. The museum is out of town, but easy to reach by tram. The tickets are very reasonable, but the facilities are quite simple, no cafe and the shop is quite small.
Batori Bernadett | May 30, 2018
It is an amazing place for people how want to see a lot of unique plane. The exhibition is gorgeous, had a lot of real plane on the territory of the museum, and indoor they have a lot of mock ups.
ti ti | Jun 6, 2018
Many interesting things to see and read about, for those interested in aviation. But even for those with little interest,can be a good idea to variate trips
Hefin Jones | May 28, 2018
Really worth a visit. Just a 20 minute tram (52) ride from the center. Free entry on Tuesdays.
Roz Walsh | Jul 12, 2018
An amazing amount of machinery. Lots of things to see and do. Good hour or two wondering around museum. Worth a visit.
John KItchener | Jul 14, 2018
A lot of aircraft that westerners would not normally see. It was good to see the engines in a separate display area. All in all a good day out for the family.
Jens Fallesen | Jun 25, 2018
Great collection of aircraft and other items. As a person growing up on the Western side of the iron curtain, it was fantastic to see so many Eastern side aircraft up close.
Władysław Wachulec | Jul 3, 2018
Number of planes, engines and a lot of aviation history. Museum is huge, objects are in good shape. Must see!
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