Take yourself on a fascinating adventure through the history of Polish aircraft. The Aviation Museum Krakow was originally developed from a small exhibition held in Aero Club Krakow in 1964, now it’s one of the best aeronautics galleries in the world, ranked 8th in the CNN rankings. It is definitely worth visiting the museum, because the attractions available in it will certainly be of interest to both adults and children. It doesn’t take long to get from the centre and is quite comfortable, so you can see the exhibition even if you don’t travel around town by car.
You’ll find lots of planes, helicopters, even gliders out there – not only Polish, but for example: British, American, German, etc. The exhibition is mostly made up of military ones, but you’ll also find civilian aeroplanes, special transport aircraft and even stunt racing machines.You will see parts of the aircraft – engines, wings etc. – all perfectly described and translated into multiple languages, including English.
The Krakow Aviation Museum is also organizing temporary expositions, cooperating with other institutions from all around the world. Everyone will undoubtedly find something interesting out there.The perfect exemplaire of variety of the collection, is the John Paul’s II private chopper, which you will be able to explore for an additional 10 PLN.
Now that you know what to expect, you should know how much this interesting trip through the Polish Aviation Museum Krakow, Poland will cost you.
- Normal ticket – 15 PLN
- Reduced ticket (kids, students, pensioners, disabled persons) – 7 PLN
- Family ticket (1-2 adults + up to 3 children) – 34 PLN
- Owner of Krakow Airport Loyalty Card – 10 PLN
- Owner of EURO26 Card – 5 PLN
Kids under seven years old and guardians of the disabled are released from paying entry fees. There are no time limitations; you can be the guest for as long as you wish – and experience it at your own pace.
- Monday – Closed
- Tuesday – Opened from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – entry for permanent expositions is free
- Wednesday to Sunday – Opened from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – normal ticket prices
The Pope’s exhibition with his chopper costs an additional 10 PLN and is open to visitors from all over the world in every day that the museum works. You can find hours of rounds here:
- 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
- 12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
- 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The museum can be visited all year round, regardless of weather conditions. On this days of 2020, the museum will be closed: 11/4, 12/4, 13/4, 11/6, 15/8, 1/11, 24/12, 25/12, 26/12, in connection with the celebration of the holidays.
The museum is really large, so visiting may take a few hours – drinking water and some snacks might be a good idea. Fortunately, the whole area is designed with the intention of serving disabled visitors and families with small children.There’s an option for guided tours using sign language. People with vision disorders can also get a tour through special exhibitions, represented by braille letters and machine sounds. The foundation consists of a few hangars and open spaces, with a fresh air exposition. If it’s raining or cold outside, you should be prepared for it. Taking an umbrella and warm clothes may be necessary to fully experience your visit.
How to get there?
If you’re travelling using public transportation, you will be able to get there by bus or by tram:
- Bus – lines number 124, 127, 178
- Tram – lines number 4, 44, 52, 9
The nearest station is Muzeum Lotnictwa, but you can also get off at Tauron Arena Krakow, which is about an 8-minute walk from the museum. Don’t forget to buy ticket! If you have a car, it’s easy to find it on Google Maps – the address is the Polish Aviation Museum Krakow 31-864, al. Jana Pawla II. The gallery offers free parking spaces and racks for bikes and scooters.
Visiting this amazing place, such as the Aviation Museum, will be truly exciting for everyone – especially for those interested in history, engineering and the military. You’ll get a closer look at the history of the world’s flying machines over the decades and how they were developed and manufactured. Whether you have small kids or some kind of dysfunction, this visit will be a good choice for you. The staff members of the gallery will help you at any time and make sure you feel comfortable at all times. For more information, don’t hesitate to call the museum and ask them to help you out. You can also find it by visiting their official website: http://www.muzeumlotnictwa.pl