Royal Armoury​

The Royal Armoury at Wawel Castle is not just a repository of historical artifacts; it is housed within the medieval walls of Wawel, adding an extra layer of significance to the visitor experience. The castle itself is a masterpiece of architecture, and the juxtaposition of arms and armor within these historic surroundings enhances the immersive journey through Poland’s martial history.

What to See

Delve into the royal Armoury, admire lots of different swords, armours, guns, shields and not only. See the rich decorated weapons donated to the kings by medieval rulers over the whole of Europe. Watch the original famous winged Polish Hussars’ armour and weapons.
Have a look at 16th-century complete German plated suits of armour. This unique exhibition contains a fantastic collection of guns and rifles such as arquebuses, patrinals and pistols from European factories. Honour the rich heritage of the Polish Kings with one of the most valuable in the country collection of barrels which bear the coats of arms of Polish kings, hetmans and noblemen.

Openning Hours
July – August
9:30 am to 7 pm

From September:
9:30 am to 5 pm

Please note: Last entry is possible 30min before closure time
Days Open

Tuesday – Sunday*

* Open on Mondays 9:30 am – 1:00 pm.
Free admission ticket is available to collect at the ticket office.

  • Children bellow 6 years can buy free ticket.
  • Childs aged 7-12 can use discount tickets.
  • Students aged 13-25 with valid EU student card can use discount ticket.
Good to Know
  • It is not allowed to enter the exhibition with luggage. You will have to leave your luggage before the entrance in the nearby luggage storage. It is free of charge.
  • Pets are not allowed to enter. ​

The Crown Treasury is not wheelchair accessible 


Entrance ticket to Crown Treasury and Armoury

Before you book:
The start time may be slightly changed up to 30 minutes on either side. You will be informed if there will be any changes necessary.

Ticket Redemption: 
Your tickets are valid on the date and time indicated on the ticket. Being late may result in the inability to enter the exhibition.

Ticket Type:

per person

Location of Royal Armoury

Th Royal Armoury is located on the arcaded courtyard nex to Crown Treasury. You can find the entrance on the north wing of the castle.

Entrance to Wawel State Rooms
Entrance to Royal Armoury

Book guided tours that visit Royal Armoury


Crown Treasury of Wawel Castle

Experience the king’s riches and admire the greates artefacts of past eras in the crown treasury. Delve into the stories of conquests and kings. Visit completely rebuilt exhibition.

Available at: 
Tue | Thu | Sat – 11:00 am
Sun – 12:00 pm
per person

Complete Wawel Castle Tour

Make a complete visit through the Wawel Castle. Explore fascinating interiors and discover what the castle looked like in medieval times. See the riches accumulated by generations of kings in crown treasury and armoury.

Available at: 
Tue | Thu | Sat – 10:00 am
Sun – 12:00 pm
per person

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