The Home Army Museum in Cracow (12 Wita Stwosza Street) is the only Polish institution established in order to save the memories and souvenirs of The Home Army, the biggest organisation of the Polish Underground Movement during The Second World War.
Planned as a place of remembrance and, at the same time, as an interesting tourist attraction, the museum welcomed the first visitors in 2000. Its establishment was, however, preceded by ten years of collecting the historical items – like documents, books, diverse kinds of weapons. Those efforts were worth making: now, The Home Army Museum possesses almost 7000 exhibits and more than 12000 archives.
These attractions are so magnificent thanks to the Army Soldiers who shared their private materials with the museum. But there is also a second reason to visit this place while staying in Cracow: it may be discovered by the researchers who deal with the war as a great source of knowledge. The museum’s library contains about 11500 volumes dedicated to the Nazi occupation of Poland.
In this part of Kraokow you can also visit the Headquarters of marksmen guild Celestat.