Museum of Armoured Weapons in a new form
We’ve gopt the chance to see the museum in a new location. Is it worth stopping by?
Museum of Armoured Weapons
ul. 3 Pułku Lotniczego, 60-421 Poznań
Bureau – +48 261 575 166, firstname.lastname@example.org
Box office – +48 261 578 405
E-mail for reservations: email@example.com
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Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00 (box office till 15:00)
Regular 20 zł
Concession 10 zł
Groups: 10 zł (times number of people)
Guide in Polish 150 zł
Guide in English 250 zł
There was a Museum of Armoured Weapons before in Poznań open in 2015 but the location has changed and for a couple of years tourists anticipated the re-opening. It finally happend but is it any good? In our opinion, definitely yes.
Firstly, this is a unique place since there are only 5 museums of this type in Europe and the only one in Poland. The exposition is simple and intelligible. On nearly 10 000 m2, in 4 pavillions, the museum tells the story of the armoured weaponry from the beginning of its history in early 20th century through the times of wars (including the cold war) until the present times. We get to see tanks and other armoured cars – vast majority of them original, actually serving durring the battles. Many of them at some point went through the Polish hands so they’re closely related to our history.
Tables describe the objects in Polish and English. Each hall has some hidden gems like a tank T-55 with the original sign of Steven Spielberg (the tank played in his movie) or a computer game which you operate while sitting on a tank. The exhibition is enhanced with movies, for instance from pulling out the machines of the Warta river.
Driving to a museum is easy. You head towards the western part of the city near the airport, thorugh districts of OGRODY and WOLA. The parking is able to guest 60 cars and 5 tourist buses. For free.
Getting by public transport shouldn’t be problematic either. You take a tram to the OGRODY station (the end of the line, trams: 2, 7, 17, 18 in February 2020) and you change to the bus stop 200 m away, on the Nowina Street. There you take any bus going through TATRZAŃSKA stop. No additional tickets than the city ones are needed.
A visit is individual or in a group but those should count max 50 people and are obligated to book via phone or e-mail.
Time you should save for a visit is 2h, minimum 1h.
This is also another military museum that offers free admission on Tuesdays. On Mondays, as many other museums, the place is closed. That refers to Sunday as well.
Tekst: Norbert Zieliński
Foto: Norbert Zieliński