Armoured Weapon Museum in Poznan
The Armoured Weapon Museum was established in 1963-1964. Initially, it was a place where the students had classes on building and operation of the armoured equipment, in which, at that time, the Polish Army was equipped.
The main pioneer of the collection of the museum was Major-General Zygmunt Duszynski, who, at that time, was the Main Training Inspector of the Polish Army. Thanks to the efforts of the commandant of the Commissioned Officers Armoured Troops School graduate colonel Henryk Kudly and of graduate lieutenant-colonel Zygmunt Szopa – the director of the operation and renovation cycle; different kind of armoured vehicles were gathered in the current building of the museum.
There are also parts and elements of tanks and armoured guns in the collection. Each type of the armoured weapon has original fittings, equipment and weaponry in which armoured fighting vehicle are equipped. Machine-guns 7,62 mm DT, large-caliber machine-gun 12,7 mm and large-caliber machine-gun 14,5 mm KPWT are included in the on board weapon, which was located on particular vehicles. Because of the security reasons, they are kept as a deposit in the weaponry magazine. The exposition includes tanks, self-propelled guns, armoured reconnaissance vehicle and personnel carrier as well as one example of emergency technical vehicle. Most of the equipment was produced on the territory of the USSR and was used during World War II constituting the equipment of the armoured units of the Polish Army since 1943. Combat equipment presented in the museum is currently one of the biggest armoured weapon collections in Poland and some examples are unique exhibits in the country and one of the few in the world.
Address: 84 Wojska Polskiego Street
Museum of Weapons Armour is located within the military area.
For this reason, to allow foreigners visiting the Museum following rules were introduced:
1. A request for the museum exploration (in English) should be sent and must contain name, nationality and passport number for all visitors.
2. Additionally, it should also contain the date of the planned visit
3. Visiting is free