The Weltmuseum Wien is one of the most important museums of ethnography in the world. In its possession are over 200,000 ethnographic objects, 75,000 historical photographs and 144,000 printed works on the history, culture, art and everyday lives of mostly non-European peoples. This also includes a part of the collection of the British seafarer James Cook (1728-1779) and the world-famous feather headdress from Mexico (called "Penacho"). Many exhibits originate from the numerous travels of the Habsburg archdukes. - The Weltmuseum Wien deals with the cultural diversity of humanity and documents Austria's rich historic relations with the world with its global collection.
14 display rooms
The heart of the museum is the show collection with its contemporary concept and modern design. A sequence of fourteen rooms present the central exhibits. With the aid of 3,127 objects as well as numerous photos and text panels, often surprising connections between Austria and the world are revealed. The rooms are arranged into the following topic areas:
- In the Shadow of Colonialism
- Benin and Ethiopia Art, Power, Resistance
- "Kulturkampf" in Vienna
- An Austrian mosaic of Brazil
- 1873 - Japan comes to Europe
- Collector madness. "I suffer from museomania!" (O-tone archduke heir to the throne Franz Ferdinand)
- South Sea: Encounters with Paradise Lost
- The Orient on the Doorstep
- Stories from Mesoamerica (with the feather headdress "Penacho")
- A Village in the Mountains (Buddhist village in the Himalayas)
- Fascinated by Indonesia
- World in Movement
- To a New World
- The new perception - The view of China
In addition to the permanent exhibition in the 14 halls, special exhibitions on various topics are held on a regular basis. On the KaleidosKids program, 3 to 12 year-olds explore a different region every Friday.
Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum Vienna)Hofburg, Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien
- Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 8% off / 1€ off
- Young people under 19 €0
- Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
- Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
- Th, 10:00 - 18:00
- Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
- Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
- Su, 10:00 - 18:00
- As of September the museum opens from 10-21.00 every last Friday of the month (Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 29, Dec 27, 2019)
(Automatic sliding doors
accessible by platform lift.
- no steps (Automatic sliding doors )
Parking spaces for people with disabilities
- 5 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
- 140 cm wide and 210 cm low , Door 92 cm wide
- Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
Special offers for people with disabilities
Tactile tours for the blind and visually impaired provided upon request.
Automatic gate (width: 130 cm) operated with "Euro-Key". Elevator to the special exhibition areas on the first floor as well as to the exhibition areas on the mezzanine.
The event area is also wheelchair-accessible on request and accompanied by a staff member (contact via intercom at the entrance to the WMW-Forum and at the ticket counter).
Both the cook café & bistro and the shopping are in the hall of columns can be accessed without steps by means of an elevator.
Wheelchair-accessible restroom on the upper first floor and mezzanine.
- Main entrance
cook café & bistro in the Weltmuseum WienHeldenplatz, Hofburg, 1010 Wien
- Th - Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
- Fr, 10:00 - 21:00