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Museum of Polish Aviation

Museum of Polish Aviation

al. Jana Pawła II 39

Opening hours
May – October:
Monday – only outdoor exhibit is open
Tuesday – Friday: 9.00 a.m.– 5.00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

November – April:
Monday – Friday: 9.00 a.m.– 3.00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: closed
Located at the historic airport at Rakowice-Czyżyny, used as a ground for experimental flights at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, and then as a military and transportation airport from 1912 to 1963. The museum grounds are home to the preserved airport buildings.

The museum’s mission is to protect and exhibit the Polish and international heritage of aviation. It is one of the largest museums of its type in Europe. Among the permanent exhibits are “You don’t know your own”, which showcases pioneering and prototype aircraft in the form in which they have persevered to today, as well as “Between the East and the West…”, an exposition of aircraft of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) from the years 1949-2009. In addition, visitors can stroll down “MiG Alley”, our open-air exhibit of fighting aircraft. Pieces assembled in the hangars and the open-air exhibit total over 240 airplanes (e.g. PZL P-11C, RWD-21, Supermarine “Spitfire” Mk XVI) gliders and helicopters, and 140 aircraft engines and rocket launchers. All together, they represent the history of aviation from its pioneering days to the present.
  • 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