At the exhibition, equipment and uniforms used by Poles from the 11th to the 20th century is presented. The aim of the exhibition of military objects in the National Museum in Lublin is to show its own collections and the military history of the Lublin region.
The first part concerning the Middle Ages, presents, among others, swords, axes and arrowheads found on the castle hill or in today’s Lublin. Another exhibition, placed in the keep, is a diorama depicting the armament from the 16th to the 18th century. There, one can find examples of long firearms – from muzzleloaders to modern breechloaders of various systems, as well as hunting weapons, cold weapons or pistols and revolvers of various systems. The most valuable exhibits in this part include: carbine with wheel lock from Germany from the 2nd half of the 17th century, Spanish rapier with parrying dagger, dated on the 17th century, and hussar armour from the 18th century. In the next part of the exhibition, one can see the weapons characteristic for the 19th century – the Napoleonic era and Polish national uprisings (November and January). In the showcases, one can see, among others, pistols and flintlock rifles used by the Poles, cold weapons or unique tail to a shako of grenadier guard of Congress Poland (1815–1830). The last part includes equipment of the Polish Army from 1918–1939, starting from the Polish-Bolshevik war, and ending with the uniforms of Polish soldiers in 1939.