Dom Museum Wien
Dom Museum Wien
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Dom Museum Wien is located in the heart of Vienna’s historic city center right on “Stephansplatz” and just next to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. It houses some of the most valuable sacred and historic artefacts in the world, as well as highlights of modern and contemporary art. Many objects date back to the medieval period of Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria, the founder of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, who established Vienna as the center of the Hapsburg Empire. His portrait, considered the oldest in the western world, ranks among the highlights of the collection, which further includes sculptures, altars, sacred objects adorned with gold and jewels, portraits, liturgical manuscripts, and books. The contemporary renovation of the historic palace with spectacular views of the Cathedral allows for an exciting juxtaposition of old and new. Upon entering the museum, with its large glass façade portal, a round glass elevator, encircled by an elegant winding staircase takes you upstairs to the galleries
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
How to get there
  • Stephansplatz • 3 min walk
  • Stephansplatz • 3 min walk
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy4,262 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
The museum of Vienna Cathedral is in the same square as the church. It is a small museum: on the underground level there are lockers for bags, on the ground floor there is the entrance and the museum shop, and on the upper floor there is the museum itself.

There are several art treasure visible, from the middle ages to the baroque period - these are all very good.
Unfortunately - for my tastes - there are also contemporary pieces mixed with the old ones: I found the contemporary pieces generally not interesting, an a very questionable choice.

Staff at the ticket boot / shop are very helpful.
Written 31 August 2023
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Adriane C
Hartford, CT7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
The museum is well curated and has an excellent audio guide. The audio guide has a director’s tour which balances art and political history, catholic iconography, and what makes the artwork personally impactful. It put into context parts of the Habsburg monarchy. The Rich and Poor exhibit makes you think but does not slap you in the face.
Written 1 July 2022
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Tc voyageur
Fairfield, CT137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Favorite museum so far. Great director comments. She contextualizes and personalizes without making it *about her**.
Don’t miss the Rudolf IV room and the painting of nursing Madonna.
We lingered and took about two hours. Listening to the audio guide is more useful than usual.
Written 1 July 2022
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,916 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The museum consists of a few rooms in which religious objects from the last 1000 years are displayed. The explanations in a booklet available for use are very good, IF you read German. Some of the captions are translated into English. An audio tour is available. There are some good paintings, notably a Martin Schongauer altarpiece and a Schmerzensmann by Lucas Cranach the elder. A space on the ground floor contains some interesting modern works, not necessarily religious. I wouldn’t call this museum a must-see, but it’s worth a visit.
Written 28 September 2019
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Master Jonjon
London, UK340 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
LOCATION. It’s hard to miss this glassy storefront, having occupied the golden location of being next to St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

As you walk out of the church, turn right twice to circle around to its northern side. The museum is right across the pedestrian street.

CURATING STYLE. We’ve already seen many examples of cathedrals and their exhibitions living off in the past. They’re rather like depositories but yet a treasure trove so particularly fond of the medieval and the renaissance (example from last year alone: Brno’s Diocesan Museum and Augustinian Abbey Museum).

But now with these nostalgic settings it’s often easy to overlook these religious sites also as ongoing coffers of creators of wonderful stuff.

THEMES. We've already come across churches-as-art-gallery before - Tallinn’s St. Nicholas’ Church being one fine example. And here in the Cathedral Museum its mission is no less aggressive. Temporary showcases blend with permanent ones, occupying the same exhibition space. Novel art pieces exploring the theme of wounds (sprinkled with severed limbs occasionally) are purposefully bridged to the gallery’s ancient treasures through Jesus’ passion. Which means you'll have to read through its introductory text to make a good sense out of the experience.

GIFT. On entrance I’ve been given a box of bandage. Useful and relevant.
Written 3 September 2019
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Allan H
80 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Having visited the outstanding Dom Museum in Florence, I was expecting a large museum with many important artifacts. This one had very, very little to offer. There was also a very off-putting exhibit on self-harm. While visitors were warned of this, and perhaps this has religious significance, but given the disappointment in the rest of the exhibits this certainly did not make up for what was lacking in other respects.
Written 6 June 2019
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Merls99
Hamburg, Germany62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
If you want to see something really special, off track the trodden art paths in Vienna, it is time to go the Dom Museum - just on the left hand side (perspective from the main entrance). It is a wonderful surprising mix of world class sacral art and modern art, based on an unusual special collection by the catholic church. Exhibition is extremely well though through along a theme, which will surprise even the biggest art experts around. You will find also hidden Monets, Schiele and the oldest frontal portrait of a real person in the Western world. Also the view from the museum to the Stephansdom - just specular. Use the audio guide. Also take home the free books about art terminology and the exhibition -free of charge!!!
Written 27 July 2018
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julesofthesea
Eureka, CA667 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
If you are overwhelmed by large museums, this is a perfect one to visit. Enough room to see fascinating artifacts in perfect condition. It is right behind the Dom.
Written 1 June 2018
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168wolfgangs
Vienna, Austria224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Business
its located next to st stephans cathedral. based on the famous privat collection of monsinore mauer the collection combines moder, contemporary and old religious art! resent exhibition on language and visual art is great! very friendly staff / guiedes and great art!
Written 24 March 2018
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Robert R
Scottsdale, AZ679 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
We used the free entry granted by our Vienna Card to gain access. Had that not been the case, we would have been disappointed to have paid to see the relatively few items on display. Still, we were surprised by some of the modern pieces and enjoyed seeing the gems from the nearby Stephansdom.
Written 7 March 2018
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