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  • Explore one of the world's leading ethnographical museums in the heart of Vienna, the beloved the Weltmuseum Wien
  • With 14 distinct exhibition galleries to peruse, take your time soaking up cultural treasures from across the globe
  • Find yourself enveloped in a world of foreign cultural finds from Asia, Africa, the Pacific region, and America
  • Gasp at world-renowned antiques, like the Aztec feathered headdress, objects from James Cook's collection, artefacts from SMS Novara circumnavigation, and more
  • Notice objects from the Cabinet of Curiosities, Emperor Rudolf II, and the voyages of the 19th century
  • Discover 100,000 photographs and 146,000 printed works that represent over 500 years of high-quality collection
  • Pick from a 1, 2, 3 or 6-day Vienna Pass to enjoy fast-track entry to 70+ attractions, unlimited HOHO bus rides with a free guidebook and city map.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Free WiFi.
  • The cloakroom is not staffed, so you may use the lockers instead.
  • Photography is allowed (no flash or tripods). - Please Note: Voucher is valid for 3 months after purchase for 1 visit only.
  • The voucher needs to get redeemed at the venue, no direct entry/skip-the-line is possible.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
ViennaWelt Museum Vienna

Weltmuseum Wien | The heart of Vienna’s cultural tapestry

Nestled in the heart of Vienna, the Weltmuseum Wien is among the oldest and most important ethnographic museums in the world. It houses an extensive collection of objects and artifacts from different cultures and civilizations, offering visitors a profound journey through the annals of history from every corner of the globe. Read on to know more about the Weltmuseum, how to book Weltmuseum Wien tickets, and other details to plan your visit.

Why visit Weltmuseum Wien?

Why Visit Weltmuseum Wien?
  • Rich Historical and Cultural Significance: Weltmuseum Wien is one of the largest anthropological museums in the world, housing some of the world’s most important non-European collections.
  • Extensive Collection: The museum boasts of an exclusive collection of over 40,000 archeological objects, 100,000 photographs, and 146,000 printed works.
  • Unique Exhibits: You can explore a wide range of exhibits that showcase the diversity of human creativity, including masks, textiles, jewelry, weapons, and musical instruments.
  • Special Focus on Oceania and America: The museum has a few exhibits focused on the cultures of Oceania and the Americas, making it a great destination for those interested in the history and traditions of these regions.
  • Interactive Displays: The museum features interactive displays and multimedia installations, providing a fun and engaging learning experience for visitors of all ages.
  • Special Events: The museum regularly hosts special events and exhibitions, including talks, workshops, and concerts, providing an even more enriching experience for visitors.

Weltmuseum Wien highlights

Weltmuseum Wien Oceania Collection

Oceania Collection

The art and culture of Pacific Island communities come to life in the Weltmuseum Wien. The museum boasts around 30,000 objects, illustrating the technical and artistic achievements of these communities. Among the collection are feather objects from Hawaii, Maori artifacts from New Zealand, and an ornamental shield from the Solomon Islands.

Weltmuseum Wien

American Collection

The museum's Central and North American collection features the renowned Mexican feather headdress, archaeological collections from Mexico, Costa Rica, and Panama, and textile collections from Guatemala, Mexico, and Panama. The collection also includes early objects from northern regions, such as the Great Lakes, Northwest Coast, and Greenland.

Weltmuseum Wien African Collection

African Collection

This section highlights the rich cultural tapestry of the African continent. It features masks, sculptures, textiles, and everyday objects, shedding light on the continent's artistic and social history. Notable pieces include intricately carved masks from the Dogon people of Mali, finely woven textiles from Ghana, and ceremonial objects from the Yoruba culture of Nigeria.

Weltmuseum Wien Asian Collection

Asian Collection

Explore the mystique of Asia through exquisite artworks, textiles, ceramics, and religious artifacts. The collection features artifacts from along the Silk Road allowing visitors to trace the historical interactions between different civilizations. It also showcases contemporary Asian art, highlighting how artists respond to modern challenges and global influences.

Weltmuseum Wien Collection of Coins and Medals

Collection of Coins and Medals

An often overlooked gem, this collection contains coins and medals from around the world. Coins from one region often circulated widely, carrying with them cultural, economic, and political influences. The collection offers a tangible illustration of globalization long before the modern era, showcasing how societies were interconnected through trade and commerce.

Weltmuseum Wien Multimedia Installations

Multimedia Installations

The Weltmuseum Wien is renowned for its dynamic and immersive exhibitions, designed to engage and educate visitors of all ages. They bring the exhibits to life and allow visitors to explore the collections from different perspectives, access additional information, and participate in games and quizzes.

Weltmuseum Wien Special Exhibitions

Special Exhibitions

The Weltmuseum regularly hosts special exhibitions that delve into specific themes, regions, or aspects of global culture. These exhibitions offer fresh perspectives and insights and provide visitors the opportunity to discover new areas of interest and deepen their appreciation for the existing collections.

Weltmuseum Wien Musical Instruments Collection

Musical Instruments Collection

The Weltmuseum holds the world's largest collection of Renaissance and Baroque instruments. The impressive assortment includes instruments belonging to renowned musicians and composers. You can expect to encounter a variety of stringed instruments, percussion, wind instruments, and more, each with its own unique history and cultural significance.

Weltmuseum Wien Ethnographic Collection

Ethnographic Collection

This collection is a testament to the museum's commitment to promoting intercultural understanding and appreciation. It is a diverse ensemble of artifacts, artworks, and objects from all corners of the world, encompassing a wide range of items, from clothing and textiles to tools, masks, religious artifacts, and everyday objects.

Plan your visit to Weltmuseum Wien

Getting There
Weltmuseum Wien Timings
  • Thursday to Monday: 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Tuesday: 10 AM to 9 PM
  • Closed On: Wednesday

Best Time To Visit: The museum can get quite crowded during peak hours and weekends, so it's best to visit during weekdays in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the rush.

How to Reach Weltmuseum Wien?

Address: Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien, Austria

Find on Map

  • By Metro: U3
    Nearest Stop: Volkstheater station (exit “Ring”)
  • Street Car: D, 1, 2, 71, 46, 49
    Nearest Stop: Burgring station (for D, 1, 2, 71) and Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring Station (for 46, 49)
  • By Bus: 48A, 57A
    Nearest Stop: Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring station (for 48A) and Burgring station (for 57A)
  • By Car: The distance from Vienna International Airport to Weltmuseum Wien is approximately 21 kilometers. Depending on traffic, the drive can take anywhere between 25 to 35 minutes.
    Nearest Parking: The closest underground car park is at the MuseumsQuartier (Museumsplatz 1)
Facilities Offered at the Weltmuseum Wien
  • Accessibility: Visitors on wheelchairs or with canes can make use of the platform lift at the main entrance. The Special Exhibition area on the ground floor and the galleries of the Permanent Exhibition on the Mezzanine floor can also be accessed via the platform lift. If you book Weltmuseum Wien tickets in advance, you can book wheelchairs, which will be provided to you free of any additional charges. Every first Saturday of the month, between 3 PM and 6 PM, the Bright Hours lighting is turned on for the permanent exhibitions, a measure taken to support blind or visually impaired visitors.
  • Cafe & Shop: The Weltmuseum offers a cafe and bistro, where you can pick up refreshments from. You can also shop souvenirs from the WWW shop in the Hall of Columns.
  • Restrooms: There are accessible toilets next to the cafe and bistro on the ground floor. You can also find more washrooms at the entrance to the gallery In the Shadow of Colonialism on the Mezzanine floor and in the event area.
Tips to Note When Visiting the Weltmuseum Wien
  • Go through the interactive displays: Take advantage of interactive displays and hands-on activities when available. They offer a more immersive and engaging experience, particularly for families and children.
  • Respect photography restrictions: Pay attention to the museum's photography policy. While some areas may allow photography, others may not, especially in special exhibitions. Respect these rules to preserve the artifacts.
  • Read the information signs: Take the time to read labels, descriptions, and signage next to exhibits. They provide valuable information about the artifacts and their cultural context.
  • Respect cultural sensitivities: Be respectful of cultural sensitivities and traditions when viewing exhibits, especially in the ethnographic sections. Avoid touching objects unless it's explicitly allowed.
Where to Eat Near Weltmuseum Wien?
  • Burg.ring: Serves Austrian food with vegetarian and vegan options.
  • Hao Noodle & Tea: Specializes in Asian cuisine, especially Chinese dishes, and also offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
  • Fresh Bar: Serves cafe and contemporary dishes with vegan and vegetarian options.
  • Crepe & Waffle Paradise: Serves breakfast with takeout options.
  • Cafe im Kunsthistorischen Museum Wien: Serves contemporary, Austrian, and Central European dishes with vegetarian-friendly options.
Attractions Near Weltmuseum Wien
  • Hofburg Palace: The former imperial palace of the Habsburgs, located just a few minutes walk from the museum, is a must-visit attraction in Vienna.
  • Kunsthistorisches Museum: One of the world's leading art museums, home to masterpieces from the likes of Raphael, Caravaggio, and Vermeer, is located adjacent to the museum.
  • Natural History Museum: Just a short walk from the museum is the Natural History Museum, which houses an extensive collection of fossils, minerals, and rare specimens from around the world.
  • Volksgarten: A beautiful park located a few blocks away from the museum, featuring a rose garden, monuments, and sculptures, is perfect for a relaxing stroll after the museum visit.

Frequently asked questions about Weltmuseum Wien tickets

Where can I buy Weltmuseum Wien tickets?

We recommend you purchase Weltmuseum Wien tickets online in advance to ensure that you get guaranteed access inside the museum, no matter the crowd on the day of your visit. By booking tickets online, you can also save time and money.

Can I buy Weltmuseum Wien tickets online?

Yes, you can buy Weltmuseum Wien tickets online. In fact, it is best to purchase them online in advance to ensure a hassle-free experience. Online ticket bookings are also more convenient and save time and money.

What is the cost of Weltmuseum Wien tickets?

Weltmuseum Wien tickets range from around €16. With entry tickets to the Weltmuseum, you can explore all the 14 permanent exhibitions, look at the interactive displays, and enjoy the special exhibitions. You can also choose a 1, 2, 3, or 6-day Vienna Pass to enjoy fast-track entry to nearly 70+ attractions throughout the city.

What do Weltmuseum Wein tickets include?

With Weltmuseum Wien tickets that range around €16, you can enter the museum, explore the colossal structure, visit all of their permanent and temporary exhibitions, and engage with their interactive displays.

What is the cancellation policy for Weltmuseum Wein tickets?

If you purchase Weltmuseum Wien tickets online, you can cancel them up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund on your purchase.

What are the highlights of the Weltmuseum?

The Weltmuseum is a cultural treasure in Vienna. It displays several ethnographic and artistic collections from around the world, a fascinating Coins and Medals Collection, a rich African and Asian collection, and a captivating Musical Instruments Section. You can get an insight into global cultures, and explore art, and culture in the same museum.

What are the opening hours of the Weltmuseum Wein?

The Weltmuseum Wein is open from 10 AM to 6 PM every day throughout the year except on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On Wednesdays, the museum remains closed, and on Tuesdays, the museum is open from 10 AM to 9 PM.

Where is Weltmuseum Wein located?

The Weltmuseum Wein is situated at Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien in Austria.

How to reach the Weltmuseum?

You can board the U3 metro and get down at Volkstheater station. The Weltmuseum is a short walk away from this station. The 48A and 57A buses also take you to the Weltmuseum. You have to get down at the Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring station if you are getting the 48A bus and the Burgring station if you board the 57A bus.

Is the Weltmuseum wheelchair accessible?

Yes, you can avail of the platform lift at the main entrance to enter the museum premises. Visitors on wheelchairs or canes or with limited mobility can also view the special exhibition area on the Ground Floor and the galleries of the permanent exhibition on the Mezzanine Floor with the platform lift. If you have any wheelchair requirements, you can contact them early and book them in advance.