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The Museum of Parachuting in Wisła


Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Pilch was a soldier of the elite special-operations paratroops of the Polish Home Army called “the Unseen and Silent". The Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Pilch Museum of Parachuting is located in the Villa “Agawa”, located in the center of the Vistula. Piotr Wygnaniec had collected exhibits, which were first presented in 2003. The museum boasts of the country's largest collection of memorabilia related to the history of Polish parachuting - from the Second Republic to the present day.

Location
street Przylesie 1a
43-460 Wisła
Wisła
Beskids & Cieszyn Silesia
in the city/town
Contact data
: 33 855 13 53
: 694 616 530
: pwybraniec@post.pl
: www.muzeum-spadochroniarstwa.pl
General Information
: museums
Prices & amenities
: admission free
Availability
: whole year

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