The Weltmuseum Wien is currently closed and will be redesigned from the ground up. We ask for your understanding that we cannot offer any exhibitions or cultural outreach programmes during that time. Come and join us in looking forward to the reopening on October 25th! Get a first glimpse of the new galleries here.
From 27 October
Every day except Wednesday
10 am to 6 pm
until 9 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
10 am to 4 pm
10 to 6 pm
|Reduced 1)||€ 9|
|Children and adolescent 2)||free|
|Annual Ticket||€ 44|
|Annual Ticket U25||€ 25|
|Group Ticket p.p. *||€ 9|
U2: Volkstheater station (exit „Ring“)
U3: Volkstheater station (exit „Ring“)
D, 1, 2, 71: Burgring station
46, 49: Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring station
48A: Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring station
57A: Burgring station
The Museum is located in the inner city with hardly any parking areas in a short-term parking zone for which you require a prepaid parking voucher. The closest underground car park is located at the MuseumsQuartier (Museumsplatz 1).
The main entrance of the Museum is accessible without steps by using the platform lift. The special exhibition area on the Ground Floor and the galleries of the permanent exhibition on the Mezzanine Floor are also accessible without steps via lift.
The event area is also barrier-free. Please inform us and our visitor service will accompany you to the event area (contact via intercom terminal at the entrance to the WMW Forum and at the Ticket Office).
Café & Shop
Both the Cook Café & Bistro and the WMW Shop in the Hall of Columns are fully accessible via lift.
There are accessible toilets next to the Cook Café & Bistro on the Ground Floor, at the entrance to the gallery In the Shadow of Colonialism on the Mezzanine Floor, and in the event area.
Café & Bistro
Free WiFi in the entire museum (Museen_Gast).
The publicly accessible library has been part of what is today the Weltmuseum Wien since its foundation in 1928. Although it is primarily intended for scientific research, the library is open to everybody looking for information on the field of ethnology, i.e. social and cultural anthropology. All interested persons may take full advantage of the services of the lending library with its reading room free of charge.
A major part of the library holdings are directly related to the collections of the Museum, ranging from books on the early age of exploration to travel accounts and expedition reports as well as sources on such issues as globalisation or migration. Particularly the precious historical holdings are increasingly used for art projects.
Historical magazines, such as Dr. A. Petermann´s Mittheilungen aus Justus Perthes‘ Geographischer Anstalt or Globus. Illustrirte Zeitschrift für Länder- und Völkerkunde, form another essential resource for researchers.
The journal catalogue currently lists ca. 2,800 titles and is continuously expanded through subscriptions of both national and international journals (including Current Anthropology, American Ethnologist, International Journal of Cultural Property, Historische Anthropologie, Third Text).
The Weltmuseum Wien shop offers you an extensive range of goods which is constantly extended by new products related to the collections and exhibitions. Here you can find all sorts of things to enrich life and make it enjoyable: postcards, catalogues, noble jewellery as well as replicas of unique works of art, pencils, stationery and games. We look forward to your visit! Through your purchase you directly support the museum and its work!
The Weltmuseum Wien offers numerous options for finding the appropriate venue for your event – choose, for example, between the historical ambiance of the magnificent Hall of Columns at the Corps des Logis, Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and the exclusive character of the state-of-the-art event area.