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The General Emil “Nil” Fieldorf Museum of the Home Army

The General Emil “Nil” Fieldorf Museum of the Home Army

ul. Wita Stwosza 12
31-511 Kraków

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Friday 10.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.

The only museum in the world dedicated to the Home Army and the Polish Underground State was founded in 2000. The opening was preceded by a decade of effort to acquire the historical items by the veterans of the Worldwide Union of Soldiers of the Home Army and since 1992 their exhibition in the present building of the Home Army Museum, which was erected in 1911 as a command post for the Austro-Hungarian Empire's Krakow Fortress complex. It constitutes, along with the neighbouring structures, and the underground passages connecting them, a unique monument of military architecture. The collections of the museum count more than 8000 items.

As a result of the construction works based on plans selected as part of an international architectural contest, the museum space will be increased from 1300 to 6000 m2, in which the entire history of the phenomena of the wartime Polish Underground State and its armed forces using modern communication methods will be presented.

The mission of the Home Army Museum is to present the entire picture of the Polish resistance along with its origins, covering inter-war Poland as well as the shaping of its patriotic heritage in modern times through the preparation, protection, and exposition of objects of historical interest, alongside publishing activities.

Among the most precious items in the museum are: Gen. Bor-Komorowski's uniform, presented to the museum in 2003 by his son Adam; the Bieżanow collection containing about 60 historical weapons from the Łan company of the Skała battalion of the 12th infantry division of the Home Army; the Canadian Collection, containing 260 historic and contemporary weapons; the standard of the Home Army’s Rzeszów Inspectorate; legal packet serving to assist the Home Army in producing false documents; and the war journal of Maj. Henryk “Hubal” Dobrzański’s Department of the Polish Military. The museum also possesses a collection of artworks by known and respected Polish artists including Tadeusz Kantor, Bronisław Chromy, Jan Chrząszcz, Wiesław Śniadecki, Tamara Jaworska, featuring pieces thematically tied to the Home Army.
  • Program regionalny
  • województwo maloposkie
  • Unia Europejska
The following Project is cofinanced by the European Union under the Małopolska Regional Operational Programme for the years 2007 – 2013