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When they cross the threshold of the attractive red-brick building on Vienna’s Ringstrasse, visitors enter a world of furniture, textiles, carpets, wood and metal designs, glass and ceramics. The MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna is the first port of call for design collections in Vienna. Founded in 1863 as the Imperial Royal Austrian Museum of Art and Industry, the MAK’s permanent collection still brings together applied arts, design, architecture and contemporary art – bridging antiquity and the present day, from Asian art to the Wiener Werkstätte (established in 1903 by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser). The MAK has the largest collection of items produced by Wiener Werkstätte in the world.

The new MAK Design Lab is also well worth a visit, presenting design around everyday themes such as cooking, eating and drinking, seating and decorating, as it has changed over time. One area displays exhibits from the archive of Helmut Lang, who was born in Austria and is one of the most influential fashion designers of the last 30 years.

Furniture and porcelain

Meanwhile, at the Vienna Furniture Museum furniture takes center stage, as the name suggests. The former imperial and royal furniture depot was entrusted with looking after the furnishings used in the various Habsburg households. With a focus on Biedermeier and Historicist styles, the museum provides a fascinating insight into interior design culture over the centuries, taking in everything from an imperial wheelchair to Empress Elisabeth’s bed chamber in the Hungarian town of Gödöllö to distinctive Thonet bentwood furniture.

The Augarten Porcelain Museum walks visitors through the history of porcelain making in Vienna from its inception right through to the present day. And at the Designforum in the MuseumsQuartier, the focus is on the creative industries and contemporary design, with regular exhibitions showcasing graphic design, multimedia work and product design.

MAK - Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna

Stubenring 5
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 15€ /
      additionally 5% off at MAK Design Shop

  • Prices

    • Free admission for young people under 19 years of age
  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 21:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Open on public holidays (also on Mondays)

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance

      • Ramp, with a wheelchair-accessible elevator to the ticket office
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      All facilities suitable for wheelchair users, elevator to the exhibition rooms.

Vienna Furniture Museum

Andreasgasse 7
1070 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -8%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 13€, reduced ticket Price: 12€ /
      Sisi Ticket (Vienna Furniture Museum, Schönbrunn Palace, Sisi Museum) 40,50€ instead of 44€ with the Vienna City Card / Tickets on www.imperialtickets.com and on site

  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 17:00
    • We, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 17:00
    • also open on: 1.4.2024 (Easter Monday), 20.5.2024 (Whit Monday)

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors180 cm wide)
    • Elevator available
      • 90 cm wide and 160 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Free admission for one person accompanying blind or wheelchair-bound visitors. Group tours for people in wheelchairs on request. Separate guided tours of the Furniture Museum for blind and visually impaired visitors on request: During these tours, selected objects can be touched, and access is provided behind barriers.

    • Comments

      Wheelchairs are available free of charge at the ticket office. Seating for visitors is available in the museum. Barrier-free accessible toilets are located in the ticket hall and in the area of the permanent exhibition on the 1st floor, guide dogs are permitted. Free admission for one person accompanying blind or wheelchair-bound visitors.
      Elevator 3rd-5th floor. Lifting platform to the first floor: door width: 83 cm, cabin depth: 117 cm, cabin width: 75 cm. stepless access to the restaurant / café (from the main entrance).

Porcelain Museum in the Augarten

Obere Augartenstraße 1
1020 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -25%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 8€
      Savings: 2€

  • Opening times

    • Mo - Sa, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Closed on Sundays and public holidays.

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors)
    • Elevator available
      • Door 120 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.

Designforum Wien in the MuseumsQuartier

Museumsplatz 1, Hof 7
1070 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa - Su, 14:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 14:00 - 18:00
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