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Weltmuseum Wien

Re-opening on October 25, 2017

Two rooms are dedicated to the world-famous "Penacho". The extremely fragile piece, which is though to have belonged to a Mexican priest more than 500 years ago, is part of a permanent exhibition entitled "Penacho: Glory & Passion. The Ancient Mexican Feathered Headdress in Vienna" and can be marveled at in the Worldmuseum Vienna.

The museum is one of the most important ethnological museums in the world and filled with numerous art treasures: in total the museum houses over 200,000 ethnographic objects, 75,000 historical photographs and 144,000 printed works on the history, culture, art and everyday life of predominantly non-European peoples. The treasures come from Africa, the Near East and Central Asia, Siberia, South-East Asia, North, Central and South America, China, Korea, Japan, Oceania, Australia and from the Himalaya region. - Some of the exhibits were collected on the numerous trips of the Habsburg archdukes.

The museum also houses a part of the collection of the British seafarer and explorer James Cook (1728-1779). Each year, special exhibitions are dedicated to individual highlights of the collection.

Weltmuseum Wien (Weltmuseum Wien)

Hofburg, Heldenplatz, Neue Burg, 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0
    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 1€ off
  • Opening times

    • Th - Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 21:00
    • From autumn 2017
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps ( Door  130  cm  wide )
      • Ramp 760  cm  long ,   300  cm  wide ,  40  cm  high
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 5 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        on Heldenplatz
    • Elevator available
      • 140 cm wide and 210 cm low , Door 92 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tactile tours for the blind and visually impaired provided upon request.

    • Comments

      Automatic gate (width: 130 cm) operated with "Euro-Key". Further ramp inside (width: about 180 cm) to overcome 3 steps. From this level, there is direct access to an elevator with "Euro-Key" function.

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