In the same building with the National Museum is the Museum of the Polish Army (Muzeum Wojska Polskiego), which contains exhibits telling about the history and glorious victories of the Polish army.
Here you can see the uniforms of the Polish army of different historical periods, a rich collection of armor, vestments and samples of weapons of the Middle Ages, a wonderful collection of battle paintings. Most of the exposition is devoted to the modern historical period, in particular, Poland’s participation in the Second World War.
How to get to the Museum of the Polish Army
Subway Centrum Nauki Kopernik; Stacja Metra Nowy Świat – Uniwersytet
Bus Muzeum Narodowe, 111, 117, 158, 507, 517, 521
Tram Muzeum Narodowe, 7, 8, 9, 22, 24, 25, 43
Commuter train Warszawa Powiśle
Working hours: May 1 – September 30: 9:00 – 18:00, October 1 – April 30: 9:00 – 16:00 (Wednesdays 9:00 – 17:00). Monday, Tuesday: days off. The museum is also closed: January 1, May 1, June 19 (Corpus Christi), November 1 – 2, December 24 – 26, December 31.
Entrance: 15 PLN, with audio guide: 20 PLNpreferential: 8 PLN, discounted with audio guide: 13 PLN.
The museum houses many valuables closely related to the war. But the most important are the following exhibits:
Gilded helmet of Bolesław the Brave (the first king of Poland). The trophy of Prince Jogaila of Vitebsk, preserved after the famous Battle of Grunwald.
A saddle and hat that belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte. These authentic things have been preserved from the time of the Egyptian campaigns of the great emperor.
Personal belongings of Kościuszko (a great politician of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, who took part in the American Civil War).
In the courtyard of the museum you can get acquainted with the military equipment used by the Poles in various wars. Including in the XX century in the fight against the Nazi invaders.