Museum of the Polish Army in Warsaw

Museum of the Polish Army in Warsaw collects, researches and exhibits military and historical museum pieces.

The Museum of the Polish Army in Warsaw was established on April 22, 1920 by the decree of the Supreme Commander, Marshal of Poland, Józef Piłsudski.

Currently, there are over 250 thousand in the museum collections. exhibits.

The museum has an iconographic archive, a library and specialized workshops for the conservation of metal, wood, painting, leather and textiles.


Collections of the Polish Army Museum

- offensive and protective weapons

- melee and cutting weapons: ancient specimens, as well as archaeological swords from the first centuries of the existence of the Polish state

E-European weapons of modern times, i.e. rapiers, swords, sabers, broadswords, daggers, bayonets and hunting cutlasses

- firearms: hand cans, hooks, bombards, gonets, arquebuses, muskets, pistols, flintlock weapons, percussion and needle weapons, handguns, long and short weapons

- heavy weapons: machine guns, grenade launchers and artillery weapons

- standard ammunition and equipment for weapons

- non-military weapons, i.e. hunting rifles: circular (arquebuses, celebrations), flintlocks, percussion and needle rifles

- polearm, blunt and throwing weapons from the Middle Ages

- military equipment: quartermaster, sapper (e.g. collection of mines), communications (radio stations, field telephones, switchboards, teletype), medical, optical

- heavy equipment: vehicles, armor and aviation (part of the exhibition is located in the outdoor park)

- uniforms and military equipment: uniforms and uniform parts (eagles and bows for caps, shoulder pads, caps, belts and belt buckles, shoulder cords), flasks, mess tins, essentials, gas masks, satchels, backpacks, pouches, haversacks, officer's bags and map cases, as well as sapper shovels

- military tableware: tableware and cutlery signed with commemorative badges of individual regiments and armed formations

- equestrian equipment (stirrups, spurs, bits, saddles and rows, for everyday use and parades, also of eastern provenance)

- bills (combat signs, banners, banners, aprons for drums and flames for trumpets, as well as military seals)

- around 250 pieces of military musical instruments

- flagship parts: heads, spars, memorial nails, sashes, bandoliers

-faleristics (orders, decorations, badges, signs, jewelry, souvenir items, patriotic and occasional stamps)

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Special collections of the Polish Army Museum in Warsaw, they were created after World War I, donated by military organizations and Polish soldiers fighting on all fronts.

These collections include:

- oil painting on the subject of battle


- Polish and foreign graphics

- drawings and watercolors

- medals and coins


- atlases and maps

-posters from the times of the Polish-Soviet War and World War II

- portraits of participants and leaders of Polish uprisings

- artistic craft

- commemorative plaques from Warsaw monuments

- photographs, photo albums and negatives



- archives on the history of the Polish Army and foreign troops

-personal documents, letters, memoirs and manuscripts of people fighting on various fronts of World War II



- orders, military books and ID cards of participants in uprisings and wars

The oldest document is from 1485.

Visiting the Polish Army Museum in Warsaw:

It is possible to book a guided tour of the Polish Army Museum.

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Educational classes conducted at the Polish Army Museum

Before school

Classes are intended for pre-school children (over 5 years of age) and are conducted in the form of a lecture combined with the presentation of military exhibits in museum rooms.

Duration: 60 minutes


- Lessons with exhibits:

The classes use exhibits, reconstructions of armaments and uniforms from a given era, which allows for a closer look at museum monuments. Students can try on selected items of military equipment.


Museum lesson with the use of multimedia, museum exhibits and worksheets.

-Museum lessons:

Classes are conducted in the form of a talk and combined with visiting a selected part of the exhibition of the Polish Army Museum.

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Access to the Polish Army Museum in Warsaw

The Polish Army Museum is located in the center of Warsaw.


stop: National Museum

lines: 111,117,158,507,517,521


stop: National Museum

lines: 7,8,9,22,24,25,43

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Parking lots at the Polish Army Museum

- passenger car - the car park is located directly in front of the gate of the Polish Army Museum or on the other side of Jerozolimskie Avenue

-car - parking is located along Aleje Jerozolimskie (opposite the building of the National Museum and the Polish Army Museum)

The Museum of the Polish Army in Warsaw is partially accessible to people with disabilities.

Ticket price list can be downloaded from the website:

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Independent sightseeing

- permanent and temporary exhibition of the Polish Army Museum located in the main building and an outdoor park

-average visiting time - about 1,5 hours

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Organized groups

- prior registration of a visit to the Polish Army Museum in Warsaw is necessary: ​​by phone or by e-mail

The last entrance to the Polish Army Museum in Warsaw is half an hour before closing.

Polish Army Museum opening hours

The open-air exhibition of the Polish Army Museum is open throughout the week in the following hours:
from May 1 to September 30 - 9:00 am - 18:00 pm
from October 1 to April 30 - 9:00 am - 16:00 pm (Wednesdays 9:00 am - 17:00 pm)

Opening hours of the Polish Army Museum - main building:

Monday - Tuesday: closed

Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 17:00 PM

Thursday: 10:00 - 16:00 (free admission)

Friday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 16:00 pm

The Polish Army Museum is additionally open on:

3 May

15 August

11 November

The Polish Army Museum is closed to visitors on:

January 1-2

January 6


1 May

Corpus Christi

November 1 (All Saints' Day)

December 24-26 (Christmas)

31 December (New Year's Eve)

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Polish Army Museum Pricelist and Tickets


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