White Eagle Museum

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White Eagle Museum
Muzeum im Orla Bialego
Main building
Main building
White Eagle Museum is located in Poland
White Eagle Museum
White Eagle Museum
Location within Poland
Established 1969 (1969)
Location 90 Słoneczna Street
26-110 Skarżysko-Kamienna
Poland
Coordinates 51°05′16″N 20°51′01″E / 51.087728°N 20.850264°E / 51.087728; 20.850264Coordinates: 51°05′16″N 20°51′01″E / 51.087728°N 20.850264°E / 51.087728; 20.850264
Type Military museum
Website muzeum.skarzysko.pl

The White Eagle Museum (Polish: Muzeum im. Orła Białego) is a Polish military museum located in the town of Skarżysko-Kamienna in the central Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, opened in 1969.[1]

Museum[edit]

The museum has a large collection of Russian, Polish and German World War II and post-war military equipment. The military equipment is displayed in a permanent outdoor exhibition covering 2 hectares (4.9 acres), and includes tanks, artillery pieces, armoured vehicles, rockets and aircraft. The museum also collects documents and historical materials relating to the history of the city and the region, and objects related to military history from World War II onwards.[2]

The museum is housed in the former residence of the superintendent of the Rejów foundry, which was built in 1836–1838. It houses exhibitions pertaining to local industry, including Państwowa Fabryka Amunicji (The National Ammunition Factory). During World War II, the munitions factory was taken over by the German company, HASAG, and used forced labour. Members of a local resistance group Orzel Bialy (White Eagle) were captured, shot and buried in two mass graves in nearby forests. The museum commemorates them, and the thousands of unprotected forced labourers poisoned by picric acid fumes used in ammunition production. There are other exhibits on the Leśni partisans, the People's Army of Poland and the Polish Army in the West.[3]

Exhibits[edit]

The exhibits include:

Gallery[edit]

Exhibits
T-34-85 tank
T-34-85 tank 
BTR-60PB armoured personnel carrier
BTR-60PB armoured personnel carrier 
Yak-23 aircraft
Yak-23 aircraft 
Lim-6M aircraft
Lim-6M aircraft 
Torpedo boat ORP Odwazny
Torpedo boat ORP Odwazny 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Segel, Robert G. (2012). "The White Eagle Military Museum, Skarżysko-Kamienna, Poland". Small Arms Defense Journal. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Muzeum im. Orla Bialego". muzeum.orzelbialy.dmkhosting.com (in Polish). 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "The White Eagle Museum". skarzysko.org. 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 

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