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

Opening hours

Opening hours

In compliance with the current regulations to contain the pandemic, Weltmuseum Wien will be closed until December 12th 2021.

Museum & Café

Daily except Wednesday
10 am to 6 pm

10 am to 9 pm

24 Dec 2021    10 am to 3 pm


Monday - Wednesday
10 am to 4 pm

10 am to 6 pm

Please register for your library visit.

Floor Plan (pdf, 1,005 KB)

Safety precautions

Safety precautions

The safety of our guests and staff is our top priority. Extensive security measures are designed to offer you an enriching visitor experience.

In general:

  • The museum visit is only possible with a 2G proof (certificate of vaccination or recovery). For children from 6 to 12 years, 3G (tested, vaccinated, recovered) applies. For adolescents from 12 to 15 years, 2.5G (vaccinated, recovered, PCR test valid for 48h) applies.
  • Wearing an FFP2 face mask is required for the duration of the visit. For underaged visitors the following rules are in place: 0-5 years - no mask required / from 6 years on – face mask required / from 14 years on - FFP2 mask required.
  • Disinfectant dispensers are available for use throughout the house.
  • Audio guides are properly disinfected after each use.

Information about guided tours:

  • Guided tours are permitted for groups of up to 25 people.
  • Wearing an FFP2 face mask is required throughout the visit.

Museum catering:

  • Admission only for recovered or vaccinated persons
  • For children up to 12 years old, the Ninja Pass is recognized (if all testing intervals have been met) under 2G*
  • Our guests in the café must be registered.
  • Masks mandatory to the table

Information on events:

  • For participation, 2G+ is valid (vaccinated or recovered and PCR-tested 48h valid or antigen test 24h valid + FFP2 mask or evidence of confirmed infection in the last 90 days.
  • Your contact information will be collected at the time of admission.

We recommend that you buy your admission ticket online in advance so that you do not have to queue at the cash desk. With your online ticket you can enter the museum directly via the Fast-Lane entrance. 

Contactless payment on site is also possible.

Our staff is always available to answer your questions!



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
Bundesmuseen Card € 59

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 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 first Saturday of the month,  between 3 pm and 6 pm, the Bright hours lighting setting is switched on in the permanent exhibition. This gives our visitors the opportunity to experience the museum before 3 pm 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:
Due to the current regulations to contain the pandemic there is no programme for inclusive tours at the moment. We kindly ask for your understanding and hope to welcome you again soon on our inclusive guided tours.

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.

cook café & bistro
1010 Wien
+ 43 1 534 30 - 5180

Opening hours
Daily except Wed 10 am to 6 pm
Tue 10 am to 9 pm


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 advance:
+43 1 534 30-5021 or -5022

Monday - Wednesday
10 am to 4 pm

10 am to 6 pm



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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