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Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego Kraków

Polish Aviation Museum in Kraków

Zielona awionetka podwieszona na suficie w muzeum.
al. Jana Pawła II 39, 31-864 Kraków Tourist region: Kraków i okolice
tel. +48 126409960
Historic planes, gliders, helicopters and a large collection of aircraft engines – all these have been gathered in the Polish Aviation Museum. Over 200 airships assembled in the museum make up one of the most interesting collections of this kind in Europe. The museum is located in hangars of the old Rakowice-Czyżyny airport. Built in 1912, it used to be one of the oldest military airports in the world. The proximity to Kraków city centre was the reason for its closure in 1963. Particularly interesting among the exhibited planes are 25 aeroplanes from the collection of Herman Göring. In the museum you can also see the world’s only surviving example of the Polish PZP P-11c fighter, which used to be core of the Polish aviation right before World War II. The machine displayed in the museum took part in the aerial combat of the 1939 September campaign (invasion of Poland). Outside the hangars you can see many large planes, both passenger and military, and among them the modern Swedish Saab 37 Viggen fighter, donated by the Swedish government. Also worth seeing is the large collection of aircraft engines, which allows you to trace the technological developments since World War I. At the end of June, the museum organises the Małopolska Aviation Picnic, the biggest air show in the region.