Weltmuseum Wien

The Weltmuseum Wien is Vienna’s ethnological museum with more than 200,000 objects in its collection.Tuesday, 4 June 2019

The Weltmuseum Wien is Vienna’s ethnological museum with more than 200,000 objects in its collection. It houses comprehensive assemblies of ethnographic objects, historical photographs, and books on non-European civilisations. Its roots can be traced back to the year 1806, when the Imperial and Royal Ethnographic Collection was established as part of the Imperial Natural History Cabinet, after the partial acquisition of the Cook Collection.

Among the museum’s highlights are: an ancient Mexican Quetzal feather headdress; a feather bust of the Hawaiian war god Ku from the famous James Cook Collection; a rare feather cloak of the Munduruku in Brazil; two court dwarfs from the Benin Kingdom; and the almost 700-year-old mosque lamps from Cairo. Aside from the new permanent collection, there are also special exhibitions offering contemporary perspectives on ethnographic topics.

NEED TO KNOW

KEY FACILITIES

• Ethnological collections
• Historic musical instruments
• Imperial armoury
• Historic hall of columns
• Cafe and restaurant
• Library
• Museum shop

KEY ACTIVITIES

• Guided tours
• Concerts
• Movie screenings
• Performances
• Workshops
• Special programme for children

GET IN TOUCH

weltmuseumwien.at

T: +43 1 534 305 052

E: info@weltmuseumwien.at

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