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 22 on April 1920 by 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 secant weapons: antique specimens, as well as archaeological swords from the first centuries of the existence of the Polish state

- modern European weapon of modern times, i.e. rapiers, swords, sabers, scabbards, daggers, bayonets and hunting cutlasses

- firearms: hand cans, hooks, bombs, guns, arquebuses, muskets, pistols, rock weapons, hood and needle weapons, long and short hand guns

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

- standard ammunition and equipment for weapons

- non-military weapons, i.e. hunting shotguns: circular (arquebuses, cocks), rock, hood and needle

- pole, blunt and propelling weapons from the Middle Ages

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

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

- uniforms and soldier's equipment: uniforms and uniform parts (eagles and bows for hats, shoulder pads, hats, belts and belt buckles, shoulder cords), canteens, mess-boxes, essentials, gas masks, school bags, backpacks, pouches, haversacks, officer's bags and map holders, as well as sapper blades

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

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

- bills of exchange (war signs, banners, pennants, drum aprons and trumpet flames, as well as military seals)

- around 250 pieces of military musical instruments

- standard parts: heads, spars, souvenir nails, sashes, bandoliers

- gallery (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 as gifts 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 Polish-Bolshevik 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, memories 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 tour of the Polish Army Museum with a guide.

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Educational classes conducted at the Polish Army Museum

Before school

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

Duration: 60 minutes


- Lessons with exhibits:

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 using multimedia, museum exhibits and work cards.

- Museum lessons:

Classes are conducted in the form of lectures 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 Polish Army Museum in Warsaw is partially accessible to people with disabilities.

Ticket prices can be downloaded from the website:

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Independent sightseeing

- permanent and temporary exposure of the Polish Army Museum housed 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 required by phone or email

The last entry to the Polish Army Museum in Warsaw takes place half an hour before closing.

Polish Army Museum opening hours

The outdoor exhibition of the Polish Army Museum is open throughout the week from:
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 also open on:

3 May

15 August

November 11

The Polish Army Museum is closed to visitors on:

1-2 January

6 January


1 May

Corpus Christi

November 1 (All Saints' Day)

24-26 December (Christmas)

31 December (New Year's Eve)

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Polish Army Museum Pricelist and Tickets


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