Welcome at Weltmuseum Wien! Here you can find all information to help you plan your visit at the museum.

Opening hours

Opening hours

Museum & Café

Daily except Wednesday
10 am to 6 pm

From December to February

Closed until 7 Febuary 2021


Monday - Wednesday
10 am to 4 pm

10 am to 6 pm

From December to February

Closed until 7 Febuary 2021

The collections of Weltmuseum Wien are closed until 7 February 2021.
After the reopening the museum is open daily (except Wednesday) from 10 am to 6 pm.
The safety of our guests and staff is our top priority. Therefore, we kindly ask you to book a timeslot-ticket free of charge before visiting the exhibition "The Aztecs".

The Imperial Armory and the Collection of Historic Musical Instruments are closed until 7 February 2021.

The library of Weltmuseum Wien is closed until 7 February 2021.



Floor Plan (pdf, 1,005 KB)

Safety precautions

Safety precautions

The safety of our visitors and staff is our top priority. Extensive safety measures are in place to ensure that your visit is an untroubled and enriching experience.

Please note the following regulations and measures for your visit:

  • Keep a distance of at least one metre to all persons who are not members of your own household.
  • The wearing of a mouth and nose protector is obligatory during the visit. Our Guest Service on site will gladly provide you with a disposable mask. Discover our special designer fabric face masks at our online shop and be touched by art.
  • If you use our elevators, please do so only alone or with persons who live in your household.
  • We recommend that you purchase your ticket online before your visit in order to avoid the queues at the cash desk. You can enter the museum directly with your online ticket.
    Contactless payment is possible at our cash desks, too.
  • Audio guides will be disinfected according to the regulations in place after each use.
  • The cloakroom will not be staffed. Please use one of our many lockers.
  • Disinfectants are available for use throughout the building.
  • Wash-rooms and toilets will be cleaned more frequently and all door handles and frequently touched areas throughout the building will be cleaned several times a day.
  • The Café-Restaurant in the hall of columns is open during museum opening hours, safety regulations apply. The tables are set out so that guests can keep sufficient distance. Find more information here.

Please turn to our staff, who will be happy to answer any questions!

Annual Ticket

The Annual Ticket So Easy. To See. More.

The Annual Ticket is your admission ticket, 365 days in the year, for any number of visits to the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, the Imperial Treasury Vienna, the Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna, Ambras Castle Innsbruck, the Weltmuseum Wien with the Imperial Armoury and the Collection of Historic Musical Instruments, and the Theatermuseum with the Picture Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

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Your Weltmuseum Wien ticket admits you to the Imperial Armoury and the Collection of Historic Musical Instruments of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna.


Adults   € 16
Reduced *   € 12
Mit Vienna City Card   € 15
Children and adolescent *   free
Annual Ticket  € 49
Annual Ticket U25  € 25
Annual Family Ticket
(in the Museum Gift Bag)
  € 79

Media Guide:
Regular                                                         € 5
Annual pass holders                              € 2,50
„Take 2“                                                         € 7
Family (2 adults, 1-3 children)           € 8
Groups p.P. (groups of 10 or more) € 3

free digital tours

Your ticket for the special exhibition "The Aztecs"

entrance incl. time slot
The Aztecs
€ 16.00

Your online ticket for your smartphone or printer

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Getting there

Getting there

The Weltmuseum Wien is located on one of the central locations of the city, the Heldenplatz, and is housed in the Corps de Logis of the Neue Hofburg.

U2: Volkstheater station (exit „Ring“)
U3: Volkstheater station (exit „Ring“)

Street car
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).

Weltmuseum Wien
Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna
+43 1 534 30 – 5052 oder 5053




Exhibition visit:
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.

Bright hours:
Every last Friday of the month, during the evening opening hours between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., the new Bright hours lighting setting is switched on in the permanent exhibition. This gives our visitors the opportunity to experience the museum before 6 p.m. in the regular, muted lighting and then rediscover the exhibition rooms in a brighter ambience.  This lighting setting was developed especially for visually impaired people together with the Austrian Association in support of the blind and visually impaired.

Guided tours:
You can find our programme for inclusive tours here.

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.


Contacts for Your Visit

Museum education & outreach programme, guided tours, and programme registration
+43 1 534 30-5150

Office Hours of the cultural education department (except holidays):
Mon. to Fri., 9 am till 1 pm

Information, questions & suggestions
+43 1 534 30-5052

Further contacts can be found here

Café & Bistro

cook café & bistro

The Museum’s cook café & bistro invites visitors even without ticket to sit back and relax in the Hall of Columns during opening hours.


Free WiFi at the museum

Free WiFi in the entire museum (Free Museum WIFI).


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Since it was founded in 1928, what is now the Weltmuseum Wien has been affiliated with a publicly accessible library. It is particularly intended for scientific research, but is also open to anyone looking for information from the field of cultural and social anthropology.

The core of the contemporary library is formed by ethnological and ethnographic works, as well as a large number of travel reports from the holdings of today's Natural History Museum. With more than 150,000 media items, it is one of the leading European specialist libraries in the field of cultural and social anthropology, especially thanks to its extensive inventory of historical works. The holdings include literature on the history of the collections and museums, current cultural and social anthropological topics, globalisation, museology, migration, restitution, and post-colonialism as well as exhibition and inventory catalogues of ethnological museums, lexicons, encyclopaedias, dictionaries, bibliographies, and historical maps.

The magazine catalogue currently lists more than 3,000 national and international journal titles. The valuable historical inventory of largely complete journal series is continuously supplemented by existing subscriptions, granting access to recent publications. Most publications can be taken out on loan. The reading and working area is equipped with a copier with a scan function.



Entrance Heldenplatz
1010 Vienna, Austria

Please register in the entrance area at the cash desk or contact us directly.

+43 1 534 30-5022

Monday - Wednesday
10 am to 4 pm

10 am to 6 pm

From December to February

Closed until 7 Febuary 2021



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!

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Room rental

Your Event at the Museum

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.

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