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Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente, Saal XIV. - collection of old musical instruments
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Collection of Historic Musical Instruments

The stringed, wind and keyboard instruments were a delight not only to the ears but also to the eyes, even in imperial times: The extremely artistically made instruments - the collection from the Renaissance period is especially significant - reflect the splendor of the Habsburg Empire.

The Collection of Historic Musical Instruments is home to the most important collection of renaissance and baroque instruments worldwide.

In an extra room, visitors receive additional information at interactive terminals. And in a shielded room, playable copies of historic instruments are available, inviting you to make music. Concerts at which master interpreters of their profession play the original instruments are held on a regular basis.

Imperial Palace Overview

Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente)

Hofburg, Neue Burg, Heldenplatz (Weltmuseum)
1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Automatische Schiebetüre )
        entrance at Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum Vienna) by platformlift
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 5 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at Heldenplatz
    • Elevator available
      • Door 65 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental possible (please reserve one day in advance).
 Touching tours on request for visually impaired and blind people. Tours in sign language and easy-to-understand language.
 Further information: or Tel. +43-1-525 24-5202

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      The collection of ancient instruments is accessible via elevator.

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