Artillery Museum in Toruń provides main exhibition in the museum building:
“HISTORY OF ARTILLERY – RISE AND DEVELOPMENT”,
and a temporary exhibition:
“100 ANNIVERSARY OF TORUŃ’S RETURN TO FREE POLAND”
The open-air exhibition consists of artillery and rocket equipment, in many cases not found in other military museums, such as the SNAR-2 radiolocation station and the 130 mm M-46 field gun. Particularly noteworthy is the 240 mm M-240 mortar and the 240 mm BM-24 rocket launcher. A significant part of the exhibition are ballistic missiles. The Artillery Museum is the only one in Poland that has a complete set of this equipment – the R-11M tactical missile set on the chassis of the ISU-152K self-propelled gun, ŁUNA-M (9P113 launcher on the ZIL 135LM chassis), the SCUD set, the 9K79 TOCZKA set and the 9P116 set, the so-called Frog 3.
The history of our institution dates back to the times of the Second Polish Republic. On June 1, 1923, by the decision of Marshal Józef Piłsudski, the Officer Artillery School was established, in which the Museum of Artillery Equipment was established. The rich collections of this museum and valuable archives did not survive World War II. In the post-war period, the Officers’ School of Artillery had copies of historical artillery equipment, which were used in the didactic process. It was not until the late 1960s that the idea of creating an artillery museum at the school emerged. Finally, on January 14, 1977, the Artillery Museum was established at the Military Academy of Rocket and Artillery. Gen. Józef Bem (WSO) in Toruń. The aim of the project was to support the historical education of soldiers and to cultivate artillery traditions. Construction works began in the spring of 1978. The ceremonial opening of the museum took place on September 2, 1978, on the day of the 45th promotion of university graduates. After the dismantling of the WSO, the museum was taken over by the Artillery and Armament Training Center established on April 22, 2002 in Toruń. In 2012, the collection of artillery equipment collected over many years was handed over to the Museum of Land Forces in Bydgoszcz, where the Museum of Artillery in Toruń was established, a branch of the Museum of Land Forces in Bydgoszcz. The new institution, continuing the museum and artillery traditions of Toruń, has been operating since September 2013.
Visiting the Artillery Museum is possible individually. Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic, group tours of up to 10 people.
The time of visiting the exhibition is about 1.0 to 1.5 hours.
Ticket price per person:
* PLN 10/person normal,
* PLN 5/person reduced (pupils, students, retirees and pensioners, soldiers in active service),
* PLN 4/person for a group (from 10 people free of charge),
* PLN 20 family,
* PLN 15 guide.
Free admission to the museum is granted to:
People decorated with the Order of the White Eagle, the War Order of Virtuti Militari,
Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, Medal for Merit to Culture Gloria Artis,
· Children up to the age of 6,
war invalids, pensioners and military pensioners,
Disabled people with a guardian, if the degree of disability requires care,
combatants and veterans,
· Honorary blood donors.
MUSEUM OPENING HOURS FOR VISITORS:
Tuesday 11:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 9:00 - 15:00
Thursday 9:00 - 15:00
Friday 9:00 - 15:00
Sunday closed (open on the first Sunday of the month from 10:00 to 14:00, free admission)
Artillery Museum in Toruń Branch of the Land Forces Museum in Bydgoszcz
87-100 Toruń, ul. Sobieskiego 28
261 432 465
261 432 466
Muzeum Wojsk LądowychCzerkaska 285-641 BydgoszczNIP: 5542728485
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