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

26 Dec 2018    10 am to 6 pm

1 Jan 2019    11 am to 6 pm


Monday - Wednesday
10 am to 4 pm

10 am to 6 pm

Please note:

In July and August 2019, Weltmuseum Wien will be open until 6 pm also on Fridays. As of September 2019, only the last Friday of the month is open until 9 pm.

The Galleries of Marvel are closed from September 9 to September 16 2019  due to the exhibition setup for the special exhibition The Majlis - Cultures in Dialogue.

From April 29 to October 4, 2019 Galleries 14 to 18 of the Collection of Historical Musical Instruments will be closed for maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The access to the library is only possible through the main entrance. Please announce your visit of the libary by the ticket desk or contact us directly by  phone +43 1 534 30-5021 or -5022 or e-mail

Thank you for your understanding!

Floor Plan (pdf, 1,005 KB)
Information brochure (pdf, 645 KB)



Adults   € 12
Reduced *   € 9 
Mit Vienna City Card   € 11
Children and adolescent *   free
Annual Ticket  € 44
Annual Ticket U25  € 25
Group Ticket p.p. *  € 9

Information on ticket prices

Media Guide:

Regular € 5
Annual pass holders € 2,50

free digital tours


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

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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




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.


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):
Mo., Tue., Wed. and Fr., 9 am till 1 pm
Thu., 9 am till 5 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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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).


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



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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