🅼 Museum guide for around the world

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This is a compilation of all the military-related museums in the world. Feel free to add any museums that are not currently listed here that fits in with War Thunder's image of Aviation, Armored, and Naval Warfare.

Try to follow the format:

  • Webpage
    • Description
      • Address of place
      • Admission price
      • Small trivia if there is something extremely unique in the museum

Thanks and happy editing!

Africa

Asia

China

Japan

  • Yūshūkan
    • Owned by the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. Considered the first and oldest war museum in Japan. Some content include the Type 97 Chi-Ha tank and the aircrafts, Yokosuka D4Y bomber and A6M Zero fighter.
      • Address: Japan, 〒102-0073 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda-ku, Kudankita, 3 Chome−1−2 遊就館
      • Admission: Adult - ¥800, University Students - ¥500, (Junior) High School students - ¥300, Elementary/Middle School Students - ¥100
      • Trivia: The museum and shrine have been controversial for their right-winged interpretation of history. Read more here (Wikipedia)
  • Nasu War Museum
    • A private museum featuring a collection of war-time memorabilia from the Sino-Japanese War, Russo-Japanese War, and World War II.
      • Address: Japan, 〒325-0303高久乙 2725
      • Admission: ¥1000

Korea

Philipines

Vietnam

Israel

Central America

Europe

The Netherlands

  • National Military Museum
    • 445 planes and tanks tell 100 years of military history
      • Address: Verlengde Paltzerweg 1, 3768 MX Soest, The Netherlands
      • Admission: Adult - €12.50, Children - €6.50
  • Aviodrome
    • 100+ airplanes, including all of Fokker's pioneer planes
      • Address: Pelikaanweg 50, 8218 PG Lelystad Airbase, The Netherlands
      • Admission: Adult - €14.95, Children - €12.95
      • Trivia: 75 year old PBY-5a Catalina seaplane in working condition offers trips including several landings on water for groups.
  • Airborne Museum Oosterbeek
    • WW2 museum focused on Operation Market Garden
      • Address: Utrechtseweg 232, 6862 AZ Oosterbeek, The Netherlands
      • Admission: Adult - €9.50, Children - €5.00
  • Marinemuseum
    • Dutch naval history museum
      • Address: Hoofdgracht 3, 1781 AA Den Helder, The Netherlands
      • Trivia: visit a modern era submarine, a Potvisclass sub decommissioned in 1991.
  • Oorlogsmuseum Overloon and Militracks event
    • WW2 in the Netherlands, German tanks & halftracks in working order
      • Address: Museumpark 1, 5825 AM Overloon, The Netherlands
      • Admission: Adult - €15.00, Children - €9.00
      • Event: During Militracks Event, get to ride german tanks & halftracks.
  • Atlantikwall Museum Noordwijk
    • Atlantikwall artillery bunker complex
      • Address: Bosweg 5, 2202 NV Noordwijk
      • Admission: Adult - €5.00, Children - €3.00

United Kingdom

Sweden

  • Air force museum in Linköping: [1]

Finland

France

  • Saumur Tank Museum (In French)
    • Over 800 vehicles and 200 in working condition. Largest Armored fighting vehicle collection in the world.
      • Address: 1043 Route de Fontevraud, 49400 Saumur, France
      • Admission: Adult - 8 €, Children - 5 €
      • Trivia: Contains the only working Tiger II tank in the world

Germany

General:

North Germany

Official Bundeswehr supported facility about German armoured fighting vehicles.

West Germany

East Germany

South Germany

Czech Republic

  • Military Technical Museum Lešany
    • Over 350 historic tanks, cannons, motorcycles, armored vehicles, trucks and military passenger vehicles.
      • Address: Lešany near Týnec nad Sázavou, Post Office Krhanice, 257 42 Czech Republic
      • Admission: Free
      • Trivia: Contains working PzKpfw 38(t) and Jagdpanzer 38 (t) Hetzer among others
  • Air Museum Kbely
    • Currently the collections contain 275 aircrafts.
      • Address: Mladoboleslavská ul., Praha 9 – Kbely Czech Republic
      • Admission: Free
      • The museum displays only in the world Czech plane constructions and both types of the Me 262 Schwalbe

Poland

  • Muzeum Polskiej Techniki Wojskowej
    • Open air display of Cold War era tanks and anti-air vehicles used by the Polish People's Army, with addition of WWII tanks, artillery and a few Cold War era planes.
      • Address: Powsińska 13, 02-920 Warsaw
      • Admission: Free
  • Muzeum Wojska Polskiego
    • One of the largest museums in Poland, covers military history of Poland from the Middle Ages to the present. Includes admission free open air display of Cold War era planes and tanks.
      • Address: Al. Jerozolimskie 3, 00-495 Warsaw
      • Admission: Adult - 15 PLN, Child - 8 PLN
  • Muzeum Broni Pancernej
    • Holds a collection of 57 armoured vehicles, mostly ones used by Polish armoured forces in WWII and Cold War era. Currently closed until June 2017 due to relocation.
      • Address: N/A
      • Admission: N/A
      • Trivia: Contains the only working Sturmgeschütz IV SPG in the world.
  • Muzeum im. Orła Białego
    • Offers an open air display of WWII and post war tracked and wheeled military vehicles, towed artillery pieces, AA missiles, planes and Project 664-class torpedo boat.
      • Address: Słoneczna 90, 26-110 Skarżysko-Kamienna
      • Admission: Adult - 9 PLN, Child - 5 PLN
  • Muzeum Sił Powietrznych
    • An open air display of planes and helicopters used by Polish Air Force during Cold War era.
      • Address: Dywizjonu 303 nr 12, 08-521 Dęblin
      • Admission: Adult - 10 PLN, Child - 4 PLN
  • Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego
    • Holds a collection of planes, helicopters and aircraft engines from the early days of aviation to the present.
      • Address: Jana Pawła II 39, 31-864 Kraków
      • Admission: Adult - 15 PLN, Child - 7 PLN

Russia

  • St. Petersburg Artillery Museum
    • Holds a variety of military equipment from various eras. Ranging from the Cold War to all the way back to the 1500s.
      • Address: Kronverkskiy prospekt, 45, St Petersburg, Russia, 197101
      • Admission: Adult - 200 rubles, Student - 100 rubles
  • Kubinka Tank Museum (In Russian)
    • Contains many famous military vehicles and tanks, including various prototypes such as the Maus.
      • Address: 63-й км Минского шоссе, пос. Кубинка 1, Московская область, Russia (Moscow, Russia)
      • Admission: Weekday - 300 rubles, Weekend - 400 rubles (Prices are higher for foreigners)

North America

Canada

  • Canada War Museum
    • Museum covering Canada's entire military history. Contains 2,500 objects of war such as armored vehicles and art and 500,000 war artifacts.
      • Address: 1 Vimy Pl, Ottawa, ON K1A 0M8, Canada
      • Admission: Adult - $15, Child - $8

Mexico

USA

East Coast

  • National Armor and Cavalry Heritage Foundation
    • Museum currently under construction. Will house all the armor collection from the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum at Aberdeen, Maryland and the General George Patton Museum at Fort Knox, Kentucky. You can keep up to date on their facebook page and donate at their webpage or the GoFundMe page to show support. Current ETA of completion is 2020.
      • Address: #30, 3575 Macon Rd, Columbus, GA 31907
      • Admission: N/A
  • National Infantry Museum
    • Museum located right outside Fort Benning. Tells the story of the infantryman from the American Revolutionary War to Afghanistan today.
      • Address: 1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, Georgia 31903, United States
      • Admission: Free, but a $5 donation per person is appreciated for museum funding.
      • Trivia: Currently in fundraising to build the National Armor and Cavalry Museum (above) near its parade field.
  • Collings Foundation
    • Private educational foundation featuring many preserved military vehicles. Mostly specialize in transportation and aviation history, currently in cooperation with MVTF to move the Littlefield Collection to their site.
      • Address: 137 Barton Rd, Stow, MA 01775
      • Admission: Adult - $12, Children - $6
  • New England Air Museum
    • Museum located near Bradley International Airport that features many great examples of early aviation, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam and Modern day military aircraft.
      • Address: 36 Perimeter Rd, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
      • Admission: Adults(12 and up) - $12.50, Children(4-11) - $7, Seniors(65 & up) - $11.50, Children Age 3 or under, and Museum Members - Free
      • Trivia: Restoration Team is currently restoring the only remaining CBY-3 Loadmaster. NEAM also is the proud owner of the 'sole survivor' Sikorsky VS-44 Flying Boat, and other unique aircraft. (More on their website)
  • Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
    • Museum located next to Washington Dulles International Airport, which is in Chantilly, Virginia. The museum is a huge hangar that houses things like the "Enola Gay", an SR-71, a Concorde, and the Space Shuttle "Discovery". It is one of the two parts to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The museum also has a restoration hangar that visitors can look down into, free of cost, that has things like the Ho-229 V3, Kikka, and the B-26 "Flak Bait".
      • 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151. Phone: 703-572-4118
      • Admission: Free, but if you want to take your own car to go see the museum, you have to use the parking lot, which costs $15 per party.
      • Trivia: The museum also has a restoration hangar that visitors can look down into, free of cost, that has things like the Ho-229 V3, Kikka, and the B-26 "Flak Bait", which is currently being worked on.
  • Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (DC section)
    • Museum located on the National Mall, near lots of other Smithsonian museums, that has thousands of objects on display like the Bell X-1, North American X-15, Spirit of St. Louis, and a Me-262. There are also things like the Apollo 11 Command module, both a V-1 and a V-2, and a Junkers Jumo 004 in addition to the twin 004's the Me-262 already has.
      • Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20560. Phone: 202-633-2214
      • Admission: Free.
      • Trivia: The Air and Space Museum has a lunar rock that visitors can touch and the museum used to hold only the cockpit of the B-26 "Flak Bait" before it was transferred to the Udvar-Hazy museum where the whole aircraft is now being reassembled.


Inbetween

  • The National WWII Museum
    • Formerly known as the D-Day Museum, it is a museum located at New Orleans that focus on America's contribution to World War II.
      • Address: 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
      • Admission: Adult - $24, Children - $14.50

West Coast

The USS Hornet at the piers
  • USS Hornet Museum
    • Museum on the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier. Contains a number of aircraft on display on the Flight and Hangar Deck. The USS Hornet contains the TBM-3 Avenger, US2B Tracker, F8U Crusader plane and cockpit, FJ-2 Fury, F-11F-1 Tiger, T-28B Trojan, S-3B Viking, F-4J Phantom, F-14A Tomcat, a currently-in-restoration FM-2 Wildcat, and a number of helicopters.
      • Address: Pier 3, Alameda Point, Alameda, CA 94501
      • Admission: Adults - $20, Children - $10
  • Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center
    • Base on Travis Air Force Base looking at the military history of aviation. Has an outside collection of various aircraft such as the F-86L Sabre, B-29, and B-52 bombers.
      • Building 80, 461 Burgan Blvd #80, Travis Air Force Base, CA 94535
      • Admission: Free, but requires security protocol as location is on a US Air Force base (See this page for more detail).
  • Oakland Aviation Museum
    • Museum near the Oakland International Airport that collects many aircraft artifacts.
      • Address: 8252 Earhart Road, Oakland, CA 94621
      • Admission: Adults - $12, Seniors (60+) = $10, Military/Students/Teens - $8, Children - $6
  • Battlefield Vegas
    • A machine-gun tourism area with a free-to-access military vehicle collection outside. The collection consists of a M60 Patton, T-55 (An upgrade of the T-54), 2 Sextons, a M56 Scorpion, M60A1, Leopard 1A5, M109 Paladins, Huey helicopter, and a mocked up Chieftain that looks like an M1 Abrams tank. There are also multiple military trucks and HMMWV's. They are also currently restoring an M4 Sherman.
      • Address: 2771 S Industrial Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
      • Admission: Free
  • Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
    • A museum which gained its popularity for housing the Hughes H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose". The indoor and outdoor exhibits house many vintage and modern aircraft ranging from civilian to military use, such as the A-26 Invader, Vampire, and a Me 262 A-1 jet fighter. A small tank park also exists outside, with two T-34-85, a T-55, a PT-76, and two BRDM-2 armoured cars.
      • Address: 500 Northeast Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, OR 97128
      • Admission: Adult - $27, Senior - $24, Youth - $19
      • Trivia: Displays the largest flying boat, and also longest win span, aircraft in the world: Hughes H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose"
  • Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum
    • A collection starting in 1998 by Paul G. Allen, he has acquired a large number of World War II and Cold-War era aviation such as the P-51 Mustang, Spitfire Mk VC, IL-2M3 Shturmovik, and recently a Mosquito. As they expand their inventory with tanks like the M4A1, T-34-85, and soon a Churchill, the collection was renamed from Flying Heritage Collection to its current title.
      • Paine Field Airport, 3407 109th St SW, Everett, WA 98204
      • Admission: Adults - $14, Seniors/Military - $19, Children (5-17) - $13, Children (<4) - Free
      • Trivia: Most of the planes and tanks are fully functional and runs! The collection is actively restoring their vehicles and operate them in public events.
  • The Museum of Flight
    • Advertised as the "the largest independent, non-profit air and space museum in the world", Museum of Flight contains many artifacts for aviation in civilian and military roles. One exhibit named "Personal Courage Wing' contains many World War II fighter planes. Scattered everywhere else in the museum contains planes like B-17 Flying Fortress, B-29 Super fortress, MiG-15 and MiG-17.
      • 9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108
      • Admission: Adults - $23, Seniors - $12, Children (6-10) - $10, Children (<5) - Free (Online admission is discounted)
  • Lewis Army Museum
    • Originally "Fort Lewis Military Museum", the place contains information on the history of Fort Lewis as the only U.S. certified military museum on the west coast. Indoor exhibits currently closed until July 2017, but outside exhibit of vehicles is still open and on display. Vehicles range from the M3A1 Stuart, M24 Chaffee, M4A1 Sherman, M47 Patton, and the M103 heavy tank.
      • Joint Base Lewis-McChord, 4320 Main St. and Constitution Dr, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433
      • Admission: Free, but requires security protocol as location is on a US Army base.

Hawaii

  • USS Arizona Memorial
    • Memorial built over the sunken USS Arizona as remembrance to the crewmen killed in the Pearl Harbor attack.
      • Address: No. 1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818
      • Admission: Free
  • Battleship Missouri Memorial
    • A museum preserving USS Missouri, its story, and its place in history.
      • Address: PO Box 6339 , Honolulu, HI 96818
      • Admission: Adult - $25, Children - $13
  • Hawaii Army Museum Society
    • Museum located on Fort DeRussy. Focused on the fort's history and also the history of the infantry man from beginning of America to today. Outside features a Type 95 Ha-Go tank and a M24 Chaffee.
      • Address: 2131 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI 96815
      • Admission: $2.00 for first hour, Extra $1.25 for each hour afterwards (Extra $5 for audio tour).

Alaska

  • Alaska Aviation Museum
    • Museum preserving and displaying Alaska's aviation heritage with historic aircrafts and artifacts.
      • Address: 4721 Aircraft Dr, Anchorage, AK 99502
      • Admission: Adult - $15, Children - $8
  • Kodiak Military History Museum
    • Museum in a Ready Ammunition bunker in Fort Abercrombie. Tours mostly on fort's significance and communication equipment, but also has a few vehicle and plane parts.
      • Address: 1417 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, AK 99615
      • Admission: Unknown

South America

Australia

  • Australian Armour And Artillery Museum
    • Relatively new museum opened in 2014. Features tanks, artillery, and other armored vehicles from World War II to now. It's still expanding as of today.
      • Address: 1145 Kamerunga Rd, Smithfield QLD 4878, Australia
      • Admission: Adult - $25, Children - $15
  • Royal Australian Armoured Corps Memorial and Army Tank Museum (Description about halfway down the page)
    • Army training facility featuring over 70 armored fighting vehicle in indoors and outdoors exhibit.
      • Address: Hopkins Barracks, Puckapunyal Military Area, VIC 3662, Australia
      • Admission: Groups only

  


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