Polish Air Museum Krakow

We love to travel, and 2020 was supposed to be a big travel year for us. Like the rest of you, that didn't happen. 2021 hasn't been so good either!

We're still dreaming about travel, reading about new destinations, and making (tentative) plans for the future. We hope all of you are well and staying safe... and that you find some inspiration here for YOUR future travels.

Let's hope we can all be traveling again in 2022! 

The Polish Air Museum (Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego) may not be one museum that every tourist wants to go to, but if you like aviation history and old airplanes, it's worth a visit.

It's in a suburb of Krakow at a historic airfield about 7 km (4.3 miles) east of the Old Town.


The museum took over a few buildings and part of the grounds of the Rakowice-Czyzny airfield...

...one of the oldest military airfields in Europe by the way.

It was an active airfield up through World War II.

After that the expanding city of Krakow encroached on the field.


The military moved out and finally so did commercial aviation. Activity at the airfield stopped in 1963.


Soviet Aircraft At The Polish Air Museum

Polish Air Museum Krakow - MiG Alley

The outside aircraft are heavy on types not seen in Western Europe and North America.

The outdoor lineup we call "MiG Alley" is impressive even if the aircraft have seen better days. Most are not in great condition, but you won't see things like this at home.

Two indoor displays had us running around with my hubby saying...

"I've never seen that before... only in pictures,"

   ...or...

"I never thought I'd see that!"

What caused the excitement?  Well, you might have to be as much into airplanes as we are to get that excited.  There were interesting planes to see.

See the full story and more photos at our sister site...  Antique Airplanes.


How To Get There

Krakow Tram gets you around

You can take a taxi or a tram.

From the center of town near the Main Railway station you can catch a number of trams....

We took tram Number 4 out and Number 10 back to the center of town.

Don't go to the Czyzny stop...

Rakowice-Czyzny was the name of the old airfield remember...

...but, as we found out the hard way, this is a couple of stops too far.

Get off when you see the Polish Air Museum Logo.


The address of the museum is Aleja Jana Pawla II 39...

But the museum is tucked into the Park Lotnikow Polskich...

And it's behind some apartments.

It is open from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Tuesdays through Fridays.

Saturdays and Sundays the hours are 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

The museum is closed on Mondays.

More On Poland


If you like aviation history and old planes, take a half a day away from Old Town Krakow and visit the Polish Aviation Museum.

Happy travels... even if you don't travel the world... just remember that life is a journey... embrace and enjoy it! Judy and Mark

Curious about what else we've written about?  Search our site for a destination or travel tip.

But... We'd love to have you share this page or comment on it…
Thanks, Judy and Mark

International Travel Tips l Europe Travel Tips
Go from Polish Air Museum Krakow to MouseToursTravels Home Page

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Did it help with your travel planning and preparation? Eager to leave on that next vacation? Please leave your tips or comments in the box below.

Timely Tips

Shoulder Season
We love travel during shoulder seasons.
September, October, November...
Well, usually we do, but COVID is still making things a little harder.

Even so...
They're all great for travel somewhere!
Sunny Fall days with colorful leaves in the north.
Spring is greening things up in the Southern Hemisphere.

Fall foliage in shoulder season

The weather can be changeable, so be sure to pack layers and some rain gear...

See all of our Packing Lists and Tips.


We have had a summer of home maintenance and sheltering in place... we're so dreaming of future travel!

Need Travel Ideas?
Things to See in Europe
Africa Calls!
Travel In America

Don't just dream about it...
Start making plans!

Custom Tour Planning List
International Travel Planning Tips
Foreign Is Fun - Not Scary!
Get Your Passports and Visas

Search

Search MouseToursTravels
Travel questions or destination info?
Find our answers faster..
.

Translate

We want you to feel comfortable out in the world and on our pages - so surf away in your own language...

Updated Tips & New Travel Stories

  1. 2020 Travels - What Travels?

    Our 2020 travels were slim. COVID kept us home too. One trip to the Three Guyanas, but dreaming of travel next year.

    Read More

  2. Discovering The Three Guyanas

    Love discovering less touristed regions? The three Guyanas are tucked up in the north east corner of South America that doesn’t get much attention.

    Read More

  3. 2019 Travels - Africa, Asia, Europe and USA

    On our 2019 travels, it was independent travel, a custom tour and a group tour. All work beautifully... just depends on where you’re going and what you want.

    Read More

Two Ways To Like Us!

Like Our Site Top Left
Like Our Fanpage Below
Thank You!

Ready For A New Adventure?

We escape by traveling…
But there are more ways to escape. 
Work on something you LOVE…
With A Website
SBI Teaches You Everything

First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life