The Polish Aviation Museum has been housed in the buildings of the former Rakowice–Czyżyny airport, one of the oldest military airports in Europe. It houses more than two hundred aircraft that show the history of both Polish and foreign aviation. In the modern space of the main building, there is, among others, an educational room equipped with interactive information kiosks, the cross-section of an aircraft, a flight simulator as well as airplane seats that encourage air escapades.
In the museum, one can see aircraft, helicopters and motor gliders. One can also admire the only well preserved aircraft from the September campaign – the PZL P.11c and the Polish RWD 13 which date back to the 1930s, one of only two remaining in the world. Also in the museum, one can see bullets, bombs and other military objects associated with anti-aircraft artillery and an extensive collection of aircraft engines. In the NATO vs. the Warsaw Pact hangar, one may compare the development of military techniques on both sides of the Iron Curtain.