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Globe Museum of the Austrian National Library

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All about the globe! The Globe Museum of the Austrian National Library in the magnificent setting of Palais Mollard is unique in the world. Discover over 250 exhibits involving a total of 750 objects in the exhibition area – including exclusive...more
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Palais Mollard Herrengasse 9 | Palais Mollard, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this! really unusual museum, but very informative. Superb displays and helpful interactive content. I spent ages peering and dreaming and trying to find various countries. I think kids would only be entertained for 20 mins max though. This has to be the BEST...More

1  Thank zimbobaby
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Was amazing to see some globes where neither Australia nor America exists! I have a complete new understanding about globes now and when come back home shall get one. Maybe a little dark everywhere inside the museum, but I suppose that has to be to...More

1  Thank gabriela911
Reviewed 2 September 2018

The historical part is quite interesting. I think that the scientific and technical information is too sketchy. The interactive displays do not work well. I appreciated that all information is given both in German and English, which is not always the case in Austrian Museums.

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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

The museum presents you in about 60 minutes an interesting exposition of historical globes, both terrestrial and celestial. It takes you back at the origins of the globes until nowadays. It is not a real must see, but certainly worthwhile if you are fascinated or...More

Thank Lily-AR13
Reviewed 16 August 2018

To be honest we only went to see this because I had an all-inclusive ticket for all the sites of the National Library (of which this is a part). I am still glad we went. It is an interesting exposition of historical globes (both terrestrial...More

Thank Jozef O
Reviewed 12 August 2018

The Globe Museum is one of three that are all part of the library and in the same building. The other are the Esperanto museum and the third is the papyrus museum (which we didn't see). I think these are just three smaller, unusual collections...More

1  Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

This is a really interesting exhibition illustrating how the understanding of our World has developed through history. Some stuff about the solar system too. Very interesting indeed and not too museum like - more an exhibition and some interactive stuff too.

1  Thank Protraveller5_11
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Not sure why but I have always been fascinated with globes and I was happy to find this during my trip research. I actually placed this on the "if we have time" list but we found that we were totally charmed by this museum. Interesting...More

1  Thank swtraveler15
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

The title says it all really. We spent an hour here, very quiet. A wonderful break from the bustle of central Vienna with time to become even more fascinated as you work your way through the information and exhibits. They have it all here. The...More

1  Thank Fifer7
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This museum near the centre of Vienna is absolutely fascinating. Although the museum is made up of only four rooms, I spent over an hour here looking at all the different types of globes from throughout history, it is very educational. Whilst I was there,...More

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