Weltmuseum Wien
Weltmuseum Wien
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Weltmuseum Wien is one of the world’s leading ethnographical museums, situated in the Hofburg Palace on Vienna’s Ringstrasse. In 14 distinct exhibition galleries, the focus is on unique cultural treasures from all over the world. The aim is to communicate to visitors the cultural diversity, stories and ways of life in an entertaining way. The highlights of the Museum represent more than 500 years of high-quality collecting activities on the part of the Habsburgs – among them objects from the Cabinet of Curiosities of Emperor Rudolf II, the unique Mexican feather headdress »Penacho«, the world-famous collection of James Cook, and objects from the voyages of discovery and research of the 19th century.
Duration: 2-3 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
  • Museumsquartier • 5 min walk
  • Volkstheater • 6 min walk
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Evelyn R
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Amazing artefacts and impressive collections of indigenous art from many parts of the world are displayed. The most famous exhibit is the famous Mexican crown of feathers. Although very old, it is a pleasure to see it with one's own eyes. Also videos explaining the origin, meaning and restauration of that crown are available.
Written 28 November 2023
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jconline
Gloucester, UK89 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Poor signage with room numbers not matching paper plan. Staff missed telling us about audio guide … important in a musical exhibition.
Very heavy doors with no attempt to deaden their very loud sound in echoey halls.
App good but required a long download before it would do anything useful.
Written 20 May 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,31,254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
The Weltmuseum Wien is the largest anthropological museum in Austria and was established in 1876, the museum covers culture ,music and armoury ,it's a popular museum and just so good to visit ,been here a couple of times on previous holidays to Vienna ,always loved it here ,on my latest holiday to Vienna I never ventured into the museum but I passed this museum at night and the building looked amazing ,it's most definitely well worth checking out if you're planning a holiday to this most of city's.
Written 1 February 2023
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Leka
Pristina, Kosovo281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
Excellent exhibition of arms, ethnology of mankind. Interesting parts of armor never seen before. Scanderbeg’s arms exposed as well.
Written 28 November 2022
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Tim J
Banbury, UK310 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The Weltmusuem is split into three collections: Culture, Armoury and Music. All three are interesting in their own right. The main draw in my opinion is the cultural part of the museum as this is the largest and most diverse.
Written 28 October 2022
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Shannon D
New Orleans, LA134 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
This museum has some interesting things in it, but it pretty much isn't curated. Everything is labeled, but there is no context. Just lots of stuff in glass cases. There are musical instrument s, some of which were very impressive. These don't really need to be translated, thankfully. Beautiful armor. Then there was a hall full of stuff that someone traveled around the world collecting. Apparently he had no criteria or collecting principle. He appears to have taken home whatever he was handed. Some of it is wonderful. Much of is is bleh.
Written 30 September 2022
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Vadim M
Limassol City, Cyprus1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Although we had just 3 people in front of us, tickets sold so slow! 15 minutes!!! For no obvious reason! Why it is so slow!!!
Written 23 August 2022
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CarloGenoa_Italy
Genoa, Italy216 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Frankly there is no reason for mixing musical instruments (almost all Western) with an armory collection (almost all Western), and with a sparse collection of ethnological manufacts. Probably they had too much space and wanted to save on personnel. The halls are too dark, the signs (mostly in German only, and we are in a "World" museum!) are hidden sometimes on the floor and illegible because visitors are not provided with flash lights. It's a far cry not only from the new Musee de l'Homme of Paris, but from most other international ethnographical museums. The collection is simply what they had in the cellar from Franz Joseph times: no attempt whatsoever at new acquisitions or at better display or at least at dusting. Nothing extraordinary in the African collection, almost zero from the arab world, the far eastern collection is a disaster. Is this what you have in Austria of China, Korea, or Japan?
Written 18 June 2022
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Kat T
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Really enjoyed our visit to this museum - my partner enjoys armoury and I love music so this place had something for both of us! The armoury and historical musical instruments were really extensive - it took us a long time to get around it all, so much so that we didn’t get the chance to visit any other exhibits in the museum as we had somewhere else to be afterwards. The armoury information was in German but the musical instrument area had translations in English. Would definitely recommend to anyone who has an interest in these things!
Written 31 May 2022
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Chris R
York, UK160 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Solo
Used my annual ticket to get in here. Initial impressions were not good... all info, the map, the details of the exhibits, seemed to be in German only. Ok for me but hey, it’s meant to be a ‘world museum’ isn’t it? The imperial armoury was quite impressive. But as I said.. all in German
Written 25 October 2020
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