Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente, Saal XIV. - collection of old musical instruments
© Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

Collection of Ancient 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.

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 Ancient Instruments (Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente)

Hofburg, Neue Burg, Heldenplatz (Weltmuseum), 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
        on left next to main entrance via wheelchair ramp
      • Ramp   300  cm  wide
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 5 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        at Heldenplatz
    • Elevator available
      • 140 cm wide and 120 cm low , 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).

    • Comments

      Notification by telephone approx. 15 minutes before arrival at the front desk suggested (Tel. +43 1 52 524-7010), automatic gate and stairlift, operation with "Euro Key", then 5 steps to the ticket counter. Elevator available at ticket counter level (door width: 65 cm, cabin depth: 120 cm, cabin width: 140 cm). The collection of ancient instruments is only accessible via this elevator.

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